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19 Sep 2017 description

- 1,337 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
- 18,231 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran 85,488 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017
- 263,230 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017
- 95% of returnees from Pakistan (1,204 individuals) assisted
- 5% of returnees from Iran (785 individuals) assisted 138 unaccompanied migrant children (UAM) from Iran, 0 from Pakistan
- 34 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran, 0 from Pakistan

Situation Overview

18 Sep 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 16 September 2017, 250,985 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is more than 21,000 people more than reported in the previous week, notably due to verification of earlier reports and assessments of displaced families.

16 Sep 2017 description

Tehran, Sep 15, IRNA – The first humanitarian aids shipment was sent Friday to Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The shipment comprised of bioproducts, health, treatment and food products.

The aids convoy was sent to Bangladesh by the collaboration of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran Air Force, Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of the Red Crescent Organization Mortza Salimi told reporters.

15 Sep 2017 description


  • In July, WFP assisted 12,934 refugees with full entitlements and 16,046 with partial entitlements (8,115 woman 6,085 girls, 8,115 men and 6,665 boys).

  • The process monitoring exercise was implemented during the month of July in seven settlements.

Operational Updates

  • In July, all five food commodities were available in all settlements without any reductions.

13 Sep 2017 description

The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to carry out his temporary ban on refugees entering the country.

The justices granted a request on September 12 from the Justice Department to block a federal appeals-court decision that the department said would have allowed an additional 24,000 additional refugees to enter the United States.

12 Sep 2017 description
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Jusqu’à trois quarts des enfants et des jeunes victimes de mauvais traitements, de traite et d’exploitation sur les routes migratoires de la mer Méditerranée – UNICEF, OIM

Les enfants d’Afrique subsaharienne sont davantage touchés que les autres groupes de migrants, une différence a priori liée à la discrimination et au racisme

Le rapport appelle l’Europe à ouvrir des voies de migration sécurisées et légales

12 Sep 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 July 2017, there were 1298 people in immigration detention facilities, including 990 in immigration detention on the mainland and 308 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 552 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 21,540 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

12 Sep 2017 description


Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For 17-year old Mohammad, who traveled through Libya to seek asylum in Italy, violence and persecution back home meant the choice was clear: “We risked our lives to come here,” he says, “we crossed a sea. We knew it is not safe, so we sacrificed. We do it, or we die.”

11 Sep 2017 description

Over 3.5 million refugee children miss out on school, report finds

UNHCR calls for education of refugees to be a fundamental element in humanitarian response.

GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report published today.

11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

11 Sep 2017 description


  • 367 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 7,857 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 84,151 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 244,999 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 84% of returnees from Pakistan (307 individuals) assisted

  • 5% of returnees from Iran (413 individuals) assisted

  • 27 unaccompanied migrant children (UAM) from Iran

  • 18 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran

11 Sep 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 10 September 2017, 229,112 people fled their homes due to conflict, up by more than 5,238 people compared to the previous week. A total of 30 out of 34 provinces continue to record some level of forced displacement.

08 Sep 2017 description

A U.S. appeals court on September 7 rejected efforts by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the United States.

In the latest legal blow to Trump's executive order targeting refugees and people from six predominantly Muslim countries, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that refugees who have "bona fide" relationships with U.S. resettlement agencies should be allowed into the country.

08 Sep 2017 description

Situation Générale en août 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-octobre 2017

08 Sep 2017 description

Tehran, Sep 7, IRNA – Spokesman for Red Crescent Society of Iran Hamid Jamaloddini said on Thursday that after an order by the president to help the affected people of Myanmar, a working group has been established.

He added that by doing the necessary coordination with regional bureau of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and in case of their agreement, the working group of Iran is ready to offer its services.

The spokesman said consignments are ready to be dispatched for Myanmar's affected people, including relief and hygienic items.

07 Sep 2017 description

Financial assistance has been consistently flagged as a critical need and top priority in all exchanges with Afghan families. High prevalence of negative coping mechanisms, high inflation rate and limited livelihoods opportunities justify this need.

NRC Iran initiated its own cash based Program in Iran in 2013 and has ever since been a strong advocate to develop and extend Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in Iran.