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
Mixed Migration in the Middle East
3,583,433 is the total number of Syrians under Temporary Protection System in Turkey as of May 2018. Of which 214,849 Syrians are in camps. Compared to last months figures, the number of Syrians in camps has decreased by 10,708
For the first time during 2018, the number of Syrians under Temporary Protection has decreased by which broke the pattern of gradual monthly increasement.
The cumulative number of the irregular migrants in Turkey has reached to 105,034 persons since the beginning of 2018. 18,734 is the monthly increase of May.
On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month.
UNHCR Facilitated Voluntary Repatriation (VolRep) Programme UNHCR continues to facilitate voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan, Iran and other countries in conditions of safety and dignity. The VolRep of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran is taking place under the Tripartite Agreements with the respective Governments and UNHCR. The Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR) remains the regional framework for Afghan refugees (Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan).
Nationwide anti-austerity demonstrations ended in Jordan last week following the withdrawal of a controversial tax bill. In Palestine, on the other hand, riots continued in both Gaza and the West Bank, as did Israeli airstrikes against Hamas. Throughout Turkey, violent groups targeted political offices, especially those of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), in the lead up to the June 24th general elections.
FACTS & FIGURES
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
UNHCR and partners noted an increase in the number newly arriving refugees, asylumseekers and migrants to Serbia. During the last two weeks we encountered and assisted 697, three times the number (230) during the preceding two weeks. 73% arrived irregularly from fYR Macedonia (up from 55% two weeks ago), 11% from Bulgaria (up from 4%), and only 6% by air (down from 31%). 69% were adult men, 9% adult women and 22% children. Most originated from Pakistan (39%), Iraq (22%), or Afghanistan (20%), few from Iran (9%) or Syria (3%).
Key issues in the past week:
• Conflict forced 8,600 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.
• More than 9,500 people returned Afghanistan from abroad during the past week.
• 244 survivors of Gender Based Violence were assisted by Cluster-partners.
• More than 40,000 people received aid across the country from some 20 humanitarian partners.
Countrywide conflict displacement
213 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
9,162 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
15,325 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
335,604 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
98% of returnees from Pakistan (208 individuals) assisted
4% of returnees from Iran (324 individuals) assisted
128 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran and 2 UMC from Pakistan were assisted.
42 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran assisted
Return from Iran
UNHCR Serbia and partners under its programme continued to observe new arrivals in 2018: both irregular movements through green borders as well as by air to Belgrade airport. Below charts show the arrival trend from the beginning of 2017 through April 2018 by country of transit and by nationality.
Total (observed) arrivals – May: 783
Total (observed) arrivals - April: 349
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - May: 90
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - April: 50
Total occupancy of government centres – end May: 2,600
Total occupancy of government centres - end April: 3,200
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end May: 3,000
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end April: 3,500
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).
Immigration Detention And Community Statistics
At 26 April 2018, there were 1369 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1065 in immigration
detention on the mainland and 304 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 457 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,980 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems.
DTM’s Flow Monitoring Surveys
DTM Flow Monitoring Survey (FMS) was launched in Turkey in November 2016 as part of IOM Migrants’ Presence Monitoring Programme by DTM Turkey team. This observation report is part of FMS report and contains findings from the responses collected in the period between 11 December 2017- 11 February 2018 by 49 IOM field staff in the provinces of Edirne, İzmir, Kocaeli, Bursa, Bilecik, Samsun, Mersin, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa and Van. 3,173 interviews were conducted in 14 provinces.
3,173 interviews were conducted in Turkey from December 2017 to February 2018
Demographic profile and socio-economic status Journey and reasons for leaving Transit routes and provinces of origin Countries of intended destination
About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys
On 15 May, the BiH Council of Ministers discussed and adopted the Emergency Measures Action Plan to address needs vis-à-vis the current refugee and migrant situation at their 142nd session.
The BiH Authorities opened the Refugee Reception Centre in Salakovac for 269 asylum seekers on 18 May. The UN is a key partner working closely with MHRR and MoS.
Despite the high proportion of arrivals expressing intention to seek asylum, the number of asylum application interviews offered and conducted by the Sector for Asylum fell in May.