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08 Dec 2017 description

Istanbul, Turkey 1 December 2017 The fifth meeting of the Quadripartite Steering Committee chaired by the Government of Afghanistan was held in Istanbul. Turkey on 1 December 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss developments in the implementation of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR) to Support Voluntary Repatriation and Sustainable Reintegration and Assistance to Host Countries, and to endorse the framework for SSAR for 2018-2019.

08 Dec 2017 description

Introduction and Background

Turkey is home to the largest refugee population in the world, including over 3.2 million1 Syrians, and over 320,000 asylum seekers from other countries, such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. While no one under any form of International Protection in Turkey has the legal status of refugees, for brevity, they will be called refugees in this report.

07 Dec 2017 description

This review provides an overview of the use of cash assistance in 45 cash-related education programmes in 21 UNHCR operations. It highlights the key opportunities and challenges with the use of cash for education and provides key direction for future programming and related protection considerations. It also presents detailed learning on refugee access to education through cash from two case studies: Kenya and Turkey.

Key fndings and recommendations

Studies on cash and education thus far consistently fnd that:

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 9,483 surveys conducted in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from February to September 2017

Focus of the report

07 Dec 2017 description

November highlights

  • 3,436 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan in the month of November 2017

  • 55,114 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran in the month of November 2017

  • 86% of returnees from Pakistan (2,947 individuals) assisted in the month of November 2017

  • 5% of returnees from Iran (2,873 individuals) assisted in the month of November 2017

  • 672 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 2 from Pakistan in the month of November 2017

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

06 Dec 2017 description

The situation Report

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Hijdak area located in Kerman province on Friday, 1st December 2017 at 06:02 a.m local time. So far, 53 aftershocks have been registered. The biggest of which, is 5.5 on the Richter scale, according to the Iranian seismological center

Based on the report, 14 villages have been damaged in Hijdak district in the city of Rawor. No death tool has been reported yet and 42 persons have been injured.

Iranian Red Crescent

06 Dec 2017 description

The situation Report

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Hijdak area located in Kerman province on Friday, 1st December 2017 at 06:02 a.m. local time. So far the occurrence of 190 aftershocks in Kerman has been registered since then, with the biggest of that scales 5.5 on the Richter according to the Iranian seismological center.

Based on the report, 21 villages have been damaged in Hijdak district in the city of Ravar. No death tool has been reported yet and 51 persons have been injured.

06 Dec 2017 description

MSF has been providing medical and humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and migrants in Greece since 1996. In 2014, MSF expanded its activities in Greece to meet the needs of asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands and mainland from Turkey. Since 2016, MSF medical teams in Greece have offered services including primary healthcare, treatment for chronic diseases, sexual and reproductive healthcare, physiotherapy and mental healthcare. Today, MSF provides medical services in the wider area of Athens, in Epirus, as well as on the islands of Lesvos and Samos.

05 Dec 2017 description

Overview

By the end of November, UNHCR had created 18,927 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 3,092 separate facilities, in 21 cities across Greece.

05 Dec 2017 description

Situation Générale en novembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-janvier 2018

04 Dec 2017 description

 **Countrywide Conflict Displacement**

From 1 January to 3 December 2017, a total of 372,977 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, some 12,000 people more compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (75,980), Kunduz (35,903), Badghis (25,723) and Faryab (21,022). 

04 Dec 2017 description

General Situation during November 2017
Forecast until mid-January 2018

02 Dec 2017 description

Overview of the Crisis  

As the conflict strikes larger parts of the country, 3.3 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. The years ahead could see a continued or increased contest for control of the country as political competition intensifies in the run up to parliamentary and presidential elections.

Armed Conflict