Iran (Islamic Republic of)
- Iran/Iraq: Earthquake - Nov 2017
- Iran: Flash Floods - Jul 2015
- Iran: Earthquake - Nov 2013
- Iran/Pakistan: Earthquake - Apr 2013
- Iran: Earthquake - Apr 2013
- Iran: Earthquake - Aug 2012
- Iran: Earthquakes - Dec 2010
- Iran: Earthquake - Jul 2010
- Iran: Earthquakes - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
In February, just under 3,900 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, less than half the number that entered in January. With lower numbers of people crossing from North Africa to Italy by sea compared to last year, the route to Spain experienced the most movement of the three Mediterranean routes with over 1,500 arrivals, followed by the route to Greece with over 1,200 and less than 1,100 to Italy.
On 5th March, 2018, Afghan Red Crescent Society’s (ARCS) Secretary General, Dr. Nilab Mobarez; ARCS Disaster Management Department Head, Mr. Abdul Rahman Kalantari; ARCS’s West Regional Office Head, ARCS Herat Provincial Branch Head, and Italy Project Representatives were observing the optimal distribution of relief items to 300 families who have repatriated from Iran and Pakistan countries to Herat province.
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 health care, treatment for chronic diseases, sexual and reproductive health care, physiotherapy, individual and group/family clinical psychological care, as well as psychiatric care, along with a comprehensive social support package.
In January, 41,387 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (19,154 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.
Calm situation persists because of poor winter rainfall
No significant rain fell for the third consecutive month in the winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea during February. Consequently, unusually dry and unfavourable breeding conditions persist in most areas. No locusts have been reported except for scattered mature solitarious adults at two places on the Red Sea coast of **Sudan**.
2. Background & Rationale
After unprecedented levels of displacement were observed in Afghanistan in 2016, the situation remained unstable in 2017.
Since January, approximately 286,000 undocumented Afghans have returned from Pakistan and Iran (IOM, 2017) and an estimated 202,109 people have been displaced internally by conflict (OCHA, 2017).
During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.
623 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
14,644 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
4,502 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
117,571 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
90% of returnees from Pakistan (560 individuals) assisted
4% of returnees from Iran (655 individuals) assisted
155 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 2 from Pakistan 71 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan
The Iranian authorities should end their cruel campaign of harassment and intimidation against the families of detainees who have died in detention under suspicious circumstances, Amnesty International, the Centre for Human Rights in Iran, Human Rights Watch, and Justice for Iran said today.
Tokyo – The Government of Japan has donated USD 30.5 million to support IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in its 2018 operations – assisting vulnerable migrants such as displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities, in the midst of various conflicts and crises continuing around the world. With this donation, Japan will also support increasing the capacity of various governments in their humanitarian border management efforts.
Despite some limited gestures of conciliation since the election of Hassan Rouhani in 2013, Iran’s ethnic and religious minorities are vilified, arrested and even executed on account of their beliefs or identity, says a group of human rights organisations in a new report.
The report finds that Iran’s ethnic and religious minorities are frequently subjected to hate speech and police intimidation, and routinely denied fundamental rights and opportunities.
The vast majority of those returned to Turkey are nationals from countries other than Syria. The majority are Pakistani nationals (41 per cent of total). Syrians constitute 17 per cent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Bangladeshis and Afghans.
In total, 258 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 15 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.
AM By Papua New Guinea correspondent Eric Tlozek
Posted Wed at 12:51am
Rejected asylum seekers from Manus Island are being told it is too dangerous for them to return to their countries of origin, but they are also not allowed to stay in Papua New Guinea.
Many were scared to submit refugee claims at the start, some received legal advice not to
UNHCR says many of the negative assessments need to be reviewed
About 100 negative status men can't be deported because their countries of origin won't allow it
7 March 2018
A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.
483 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
14,618 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
3,879 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
102,927 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
94% of returnees from Pakistan (453 individuals) assisted
5% of returnees from Iran (727 individuals) assisted 158 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan
76 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan
The overall number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants remained stable with 4,006 counted in Serbia on 04 March. 94% (or 3,750) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres.
With the adoption of a Climate Change Action Plan, this brief outlines concrete actions for the World Bank, describing how it intends to scale up climate action, integrate climate change across its operations, and work more closely with others, through collective action and partnerships, to implement new and innovative solutions.
Total (observed) arrivals – February: 254
Total (observed) arrivals - January: 300
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - February: 27
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - January: 37
Total occupancy of government centres – end February: 3,800
Total occupancy of government centres - end January: 3,900
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end February: 4,100
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end January: 4,100