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21 Apr 2018 description

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

A World Bank Spring Meetings panel discussed concrete climate actions and adaptation strategies to build a more climate-resilient South Asia.

Last summer’s monsoon hit South Asia particularly hard and left nearly 1,400 people dead and displaced millions of others.

In the last sixty years, such weather extremes have become more common in the subcontinent and, without urgent action to limit carbon emissions, their impact on communities will likely get worse.

20 Apr 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 18,575 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 108 days of 2018, with about 40 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (38 per cent) and Spain, at roughly 20 per cent. This compares with 43,645 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 205,613 at this time in 2016.

In comparative terms, then, current arrivals are running at 42 per cent of last year’s pace, and at just over 9 per cent of 2016’s.

20 Apr 2018 description

In March, just over 4,400 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy,
Greece and Spain. Arrivals to Greece (1,250 versus 2,400) increased by almost 100% while arrivals through routes to Spain (1,500 versus 1,300) and Italy (1,050 versus 1,060) remained consistent with the previous month. In the first three months of the year some 16,640 refugees and migrants arrived to Europe by sea compared to nearly 31,000 that arrived in the same period last year, marking a 106% decrease.

19 Apr 2018 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees figures were similar to 636 refugees that repatriated between 1 and 7 April 2018. Return of undocumented Afghans decreased slightly compared to last week’s figure of 1,003.

Some 94% (938 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (624 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

18 Apr 2018 description

Key findings

Nine Advice and Legal Aid Centres (ALAC) are operational in the main refugee-hosting areas of four provinces in order to provide free legal support to persons of concern: four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one in Sindh and three in Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) through partnership agreements with SHARP and one in Baluchistan run by SEHER.[1]

17 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • In March 2018, the prices of wheat and wheat flour both decreased by 0.2% and 0.6%, respectively, over February 2018; the price of rice Irri-6 remained unchanged, while the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.4% in March 2018 when compared to the previous month;

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in March 2018 by 0.31% over February 2018 and increased by 3.25% over March 2017;

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

ABU DHABI, 16th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Management of the UAE-funded Project to Assist Pakistan, UAE PAP, unveiled today the results of the UAE's polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan that started in 2014 until the end of February 2018.

As many as 281,374,70 million anti-polio vaccines were provided to more than 57 million children less than five-year-old.

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

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Apr 2018): 7,439
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Apr 2017): 28,930

Total arrivals 1 Apr - 15 Apr 2018 1,143
Total arrivals 1 Apr - 15 Apr 2017 4,638

Average daily arrivals in April 2018 so far: 76
Average daily arrivals in March 2018: 34

Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 15 Apr) 517

Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 15 Apr) 979