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23 Nov 2017 description

The fifteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director-General on 14 November 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 344,000 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.

More than 151,000 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. The number of returnees has to date this year reached 40 per cent of the total returns in the past year, notably due to an improvement of the protection environment in Pakistan.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 850 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 13,740 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 94,957 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 393,824 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 488,781 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 92% of returnees from Pakistan assisted 5% of returnees from Iran assisted

  • 157 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

21 Nov 2017 description
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3,250 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis of data available to EKKA (as of 15 November 2017)

1,151 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 November, including 54 vacant places)

2,121 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 November 2017) including:

21 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 19 November, 4,240 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,865 were housed in 18 governmental centres.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • In October 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 1% and 2.2%, respectively; the price of rice Irri-6 negligibly increased by 0.1% whilst the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.8% from the previous month (September 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.75% from September 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 3.8% from the same month last year (October 2016);

21 Nov 2017 description
report Frontier Post

Rafiullah Mandokhail

ZHOB: The three-day anti-polio drive kicked-off amid strict monitoring of a federal team in bordering town here on Monday. The drive amid massive field visits of a federal monitoring team would be continued till Nov 22nd, 2017 followed by a catch-up day of missed children.

RRU National Emergency Operations Center for polio eradication Dr. Tufail inaugurated the drive by administering anti-polio drops to children at the newly established District Polio Control Room (DPCR) here.

21 Nov 2017 description

KEY UPDATES:

  • October saw the closure of four health facilities in the Eastern region and 35 in Urogzan province. In the Southern region, 45 health facilities were partially or completely closed, and of them 15 were later re-opened. Two health facilities were destroyed.

  • Mobile health services were provided by cluster partners, but some areas were inaccessible due to insecurity.

  • Ongoing conflict continued to displace families and individuals.

21 Nov 2017 description

Conflict, dry spells, and weak labor opportunities will lead to deterioration in outcomes during 2018 lean season

Key Messages

20 Nov 2017 description

TANDO MOHAMMAD KHAN/NAUSHAHARO FEROZE, Pakistan – Aashu Tresa, 32, remembers when becoming a mother was a life-or-death proposition.

When she was growing up, no one in her rural village, Misree Kolhi, gave birth under the care of a trained health worker. “Unskilled, untrained birth attendants were doing deliveries in our community. Some of the newborns died and some of the women had infections during deliveries,” she recounted.

Even now, the journey to motherhood remains a dangerous one in Pakistan.

20 Nov 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 19 November, a total of 343,958 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 5,850 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs remained Nangarhar (65,858), Kunduz (32,998), Badghis (25,411) and Baghlan (19,138).

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.
DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

20 Nov 2017 description

QUETTA: A three-day polio vaccination campaign in 33 districts of Balochistan will begin on Monday (today).

The coordinator of the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), Balochistan, Syed Faisal Ahmed, said on Sunday that all arrangements for the campaign had been made. He said more than 2.4 million children were expected to be vaccinated against the polio virus during the campaign, adding that the children would also be given Vitamin-A drops.

20 Nov 2017 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: As many as 5.712 million children below the age of five years will be given oral polio vaccine (OPV) in the upcoming anti-polio drive whereas children between the age group of six to 59 weeks will be given vitamin A drops to boost their immunity.

This was disclosed in a meeting held at Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (EOC) to review the readiness status of the upcoming NID starting from November 20, 2017 in all districts of the province.