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25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- As of August, the child protection component of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education programme for refugees – designed to identify enrolled children’s protection concerns and facilitate their access to specialized services – reached nearly 44,000 children in 15 provinces.
- Together with the Southeast Anatolia Administration and the Development Foundation of Turkey, UNICEF organized 17 circuses in host communities in Şanlıurfa and Mardin to promote social cohesion and youth participation.

25 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting across the country displaced more than 9,400 people, according to initial reports.

  • Fear of attacks on education impacts schools in Nangarhar province.

  • The UN officially opened Awaaz Afghanistan (https://awaazaf.org/).

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13523

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nikki R. Hailey (United States):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Ahvaz, on 22 September. The terrorist attack, at a military parade, resulted in at least 24 people killed, including children, and 60 others injured.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 278 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$276,580 cash based transfers made
- US$1.7 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements
- 30,053 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

24 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

577,224 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
552,071 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
25,153 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
14,361 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
505 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
3% of returnees from Iran (442 individuals) assisted
90% of returnees from Pakistan (452 individuals) assisted

Return from Iran

24 Sep 2018 description

Kermanshah, Sept 23, IRNA – Fifty-nine newly-built schools were inaugurated on Sunday in quake-stricken regions of Kermanshah Province in western Iran concurrent with the start of the new school year in the country.

President Hassan Rouhani addressed via a video conference the provincial officials, including Kermanshah's Governor General Houshang Bazvand, attending the inauguration ceremony held at a newly-built school in Sarpol-e Zahab.

24 Sep 2018 description

During last week (16 – 22 September 2018), 211 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (41 from Iran and 170 from Pakistan)

12,902 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 11,419 from Pakistan, 1,372 from Iran and 111 from other countries (as of 15 September 2018)

This is 74% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 50,400 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan

23 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19229

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

The Secretary‑General condemns the attack today in Iran’s south‑western city of Ahvaz, which reportedly left many dead, including children. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Iran. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

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23 Sep 2018 description
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Baghdad, 23 September 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, including its Liaison Office in Tehran, strongly condemns the terrorist attack which took place on Saturday, 22 September in the city of Ahvaz in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in which military personnel and civilians, including children, were killed or injured.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq offers its sincere condolences to the Government and people of Iran, in particular to the families of those who lost their lives, and wishes the injured a rapid and complete recovery.

23 Sep 2018 description

TEHRAN, Sept. 20 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red crescent is rendering relief services to people in multiple provinces impacted by flood, rainstorm and inundation, providing shelter, tent, canned food and blanket to over 900 who have been involved in 12 provinces.

According to Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), the provinces of East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan, Ardebil, North Khorasan, Zanjan, Semnan, Golestan, Mazandaran, Hamedan, Isfahan, Khuzestan, Sistan and Baluchestan were impacted by flood and rainstorm.

19 Sep 2018 description

Iraqi Kurdistan and adjacent Kurdish regions were the site of increased activity last week as both Iran and Turkey continued to attack alleged enclaves of Kurdish rebels in the governorates of Erbil and Dahuk. In both Iraq and Iran, demonstrations were held by Kurds against these and other actions. Meanwhile, unrelated demonstrations continued throughout the Middle East, most noticeably in northwest Syria, where locals fear an upcoming regime offensive. In Yemen, fighting continues in several areas following the collapse of the Geneva talks earlier in the month.

18 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

562,341 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

537,710 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

24,631 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

15,664 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

969 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

3% of returnees from Iran (474 individuals) assisted

89% of returnees from Pakistan (859 individuals) assisted

Situation Overview

17 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR’S SELF–RELIANCE AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME

In recent years, UNHCR has given increased priority to promoting self-reliance for refugees and other persons of concern (PoCs)*.

Self-reliance is a vital part of enhancing refugees’ protection, empowerment, and resilience. It is a cross-cutting theme described throughout UNHCR’s Strategic Directions 2017-2021, and highlighted in the High Commissioner’s guidance to prepare annual plans for 2019.

17 Sep 2018 description

Overview

In August, 52,637 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (25,006 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.

17 Sep 2018 description
  • Since the start of the new academic year on 03 September, local and central authorities successfully enrolled refugee/migrant children into a second year of public schooling. Consolidated efforts to secure comprehensive enrolment of all refugee/migrant children also resulted in greatly increased enrolment in public pre-schools and institutions of secondary education.

17 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting across the country displaced more than 6,700 people, according to initial reports.

  • 66,000 people affected by conflict and drought received humanitarian aid in six provinces.

  • A health facility in Khogyani, Nangarhar, was reportedly severely damaged in fighting.

6,700 New IDPs reported in the past week

225,166 Total verified IDPs in 2018

66,000 People assisted in the past week

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

A. Situational context including new developments

17 Sep 2018 description

During last week (09 – 15 September 2018), 639 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (65 from Iran and 574 from Pakistan)

12,691 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 11,249 from Pakistan, 1,331 from Iran and 111 from other countries (as of 15 September 2018)

This is 74% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 49,005 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan