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19 Nov 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 18 Nov 2018): 22,450
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 18 Nov 2017): 114,550

Total arrivals 1 Nov - 18 Nov 2018 495
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 18 Nov 2017 3,153

Average daily arrivals in November 2018 so far: 28 Average daily arrivals in October 2018: 32

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 18 Nov) 1,252
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 18 Nov) 2,055

Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 18 Nov) 2,814
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 18 Nov) 3,013

19 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Islamabad - 16 November 2018: Each day over 600 newborns die in Pakistan due to complications related to Birth Asphyxia, Prematurity and Sepsis says the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Every year,15 million babies in the world are born prematurely and nearly 1 million die due to related complications. This makes preterm birth one of the leading cause of child deaths under age 5.

18 Nov 2018 description

During last week (11 – 17 November 2018), 137 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (113 from Pakistan, 24 from Iran and 0 from other countries)

15,232 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 13,292 from Pakistan, 1,798 from Iran and 142 from other countries (as of 17 November 2018)

This is 73% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 57,279 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan

18 Nov 2018 description

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has warned of a drought-like situation in Sindh and parts of Balochistan, highlighting that the condition may become severe in the coming days as a dry spell is predicted in many parts of the country.

A report of the NDMA containing short-term and long-term recommendations and measures has been submitted to the president and the Prime Minister Office.

The report has also been shared with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Sindh, and other stakeholders for necessary action.

18 Nov 2018 description
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Nearly half of all school-aged children in Pakistan have either never been to school or dropped out. Non-formal education centres are changing that.

A. Sami Malik

QUETTA, Pakistan, 14 November 2018 – Fourteen-year-old Safeerullah Khan’s day usually starts before the sun even rises. After saying his morning prayers, Safeerullah puts on his worn-out running shoes and jogs to the main road to catch a ride on one of the many commercial vans speeding to Quetta’s biggest fruit market.

17 Nov 2018 description

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  • On 10 November, a commercial vessel reached the port of Misrata, carrying 95 refugees and migrants who were intercepted at sea in the attempt to reach Europe, and who subsequently refused to disembark onto Libyan soil.

  • On 14 November, a total of 14 individuals, including a woman and a three-month-old baby, voluntarily disembarked the vessel, while the remaining 81 individuals have to date stayed aboard the ship.

17 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

New safety, security and access information

01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian

16 Nov 2018 description

Teenaged asylum-seekers in Athens are hooked on classes that show them how to use technology to express their creativity.

By Leo Dobbs in Athens | 16 November 2018

Syrian teenager Odai* holds up a pair of spectacles held together by sticky tape. They belong to his friend Farshid*, who is leaving Athens in a few days to reunite with his family in Austria. “My teachers said maybe I can help fix them,” the 14-year-old tells UNHCR.

16 Nov 2018 description

Contents

617 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Pakistan, January 2017–September 2018

623 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2017

630 Fact sheet on taeniasis/ cysticercosis (updated February 2018)

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617 Progrès accomplis vers l’éradication de la poliomyélite – Pakistan, janvier 2017-septembre 2018

623 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde, 2017

630 Aide-mémoire sur le taeniasis/ la cysticercose (mis à jour en février 2018)

16 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 103,347 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 November. Spain topped 50,440 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through 45 weeks of 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined.

This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 mark, although this year’s totals are low compared to those at this time in 2017 (156,708) and 2016 (343,158).

16 Nov 2018 description

Emergency assistance needs are atypically high through the lean season across the country

KEY MESSAGES

15 Nov 2018 description
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On 12 November, UNHCR evacuated 262 individuals (139 men, 42 women and 81 children) to its Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, in the largest evacuation so far this year. The group included individuals held in detention facilities in and around Tripoli (Zintan, Tajoura, Trik Al Sikka, Al Sabaa, Abu-Salim, Qaser Ben Ghasher) and individuals who were living in the urban community. With this departure, UNHCR has evacuated 2,344 individuals out of Libya (1,937 to Niger, 312 to Italy and 95 to Romania).

15 Nov 2018 description
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Africa

Burkina Faso

02 October 2018: In Ouro-Aou village, Est region, a primary school was ransacked by Islamic State militants. No further details specified. Source: ACLED

Democratic Republic of the Congo

15 Nov 2018 description

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INTRODUCTION

This is the 16th report produced by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

14 Nov 2018 description
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Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa

06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
Sowetan Live

Asia

The Philippines

14 Nov 2018 description
  • Another tragic accident illustrated the dangers of the current situation of mixed movements of people: On 11 November the police near Loznica found a body of a man suspected to have drowned in the Drina River. While the investigation is ongoing, local media reported that some ten days ago, when a group of refugees/migrants tried to cross the river into Bosnia, two young men from Iran disappeared. It is suspected that the body now found may belong to one of them.

13 Nov 2018 description

Overall levels of organized violence remained static across the South and Southeast Asian regions while the overall levels of demonstrations significantly decreased following the previous week’s spike due to the eruption of country-wide blasphemy demonstrations in Pakistan.