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17 Apr 2018 description

Key issues

• In the past week, some 6,600 people have reportedly been newly displaced by conflict.

• Nearly 22,500 Afghan citizens returned to their home country in the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

17 Apr 2018 description
  • In March, UNHCR and partners under its project had provided over 12,800 community-based protection services, including over 10,000 interpretation and legal counselling/info services, over 450 referrals to medical, social welfare, legal registration and other forms of assistance, provided psychosocial and psychological support in over 220 instances, non-formal educational activities and other protection interventions at over 23 sites throughout Serbia.

16 Apr 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – March: 389
Total (observed) arrivals - February: 260

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - March: 36
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - February: 27

Total occupancy of government centres – end March: 3,500
Total occupancy of government centres - end February: 3,800

Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end March: 3,900
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end February: 4,100

14 Apr 2018 description

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 3.9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

13 Apr 2018 description

Interview with Nidzara Ahmetasevic, activist with Are You Syrious?

Bosnia has had a troubled recent history. What is the current political, social and financial situation?

12 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

Malgré la diminution globale du nombre de réfugiés et de migrants arrivés en Europe l’année dernière, les dangers auxquels nombreux d’entre eux sont confrontés dans certaines situations ont augmenté comme l’indique un nouveau rapport du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, qui décrit l’évolution des tendances dans leurs déplacements.

12 Apr 2018 description


Historically, Afghans have always been on the move. As many as 8.5 million, or one in four Afghans have been displaced internally or abroad during the last four decades due to conflict, natural hazards, disasters and the resulting socio-economic challenges.

11 Apr 2018 description


Approximately 3.9 million refugees in Turkey (source Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Interior)

European Commission humanitarian funding for Turkey under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €1.4 billion in 2016-2017

Total aid under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €3 billion in 2016-2017


11 Apr 2018 description
report Voice of America

Farmers in Isfahan, Iran, are continuing to protest the lack of water available to irrigate their fields.

Recent amateur video on social media showed protesters chanting slogans while security forces tried to disperse them.

Much of Iran is suffering through a drought that has sparked several protests across the country in the past month, including in towns near Isfahan and around the western province of Khuzestan.

11 Apr 2018 description

UNHCR Desperate Journeys report provides snapshot of changing refugee movements to Europe

Despite a drop in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe last year, the dangers many face along the way have in some cases increased, according to a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, setting out changing patterns of movement.

09 Apr 2018 description
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Key issues

• In the past week, some 14,900 people have reportedly been newly displaced by conflict.

• A new polio case in Kunar Province brings the total of cases this year to seven.

• Nearly 12,000 Afghan citizens returned to their home country in the past week.

14,900 New IDPs reported in the past week

15,500 People assisted in the past week

58,504 Total IDPs in 2018

Countrywide conflict displacement

09 Apr 2018 description
  • On 22 March, the Serbian Parliament adopted a new Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection, as well as new laws on Foreigners and on the Protection of State Borders. All three new laws will be relevant for managing the refugee and migration situation. The new Asylum Law, for example, aligns Serbian legislation to international and EU standards by including an improved refugee definition and enhanced provisions for unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking children.

09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

09 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Focus on Justice, Refugees, Education

06 Apr 2018 description


• In February, The first pilot cash distribution took place in Saveh settlement in Markazi Province with population of 5,000 refugees.

WFP operations in Iran aims to ensure food insecure vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugee households living in the 20 refugee settlements in Iran are able to meet their basic food and nutrition needs throughout the year.