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19 Sep 2018 description

Eight refugees previously held on Manus Island, have left Papua New Guinea's capital of Port Moresby to be resettled in the United States.

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12 Sep 2018 description

Exclusion at the heart of today’s migration and displacement – new key trends survey

29 Aug 2018 description

Thirteen Manus Island refugees flew out of the Papua New Guinea capital of Port Moresby yesterday to be resettled in the United States.

Two members of the group are Pakistanis, two are Tamils, five are Afghans and four come from Myanmar.

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07 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 59,271 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 5 August 2018. That total compares to 117,102 at this time last year, and over 263,436 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Spain lead all countries with 23,741, or just over 40 per cent of all Mediterranean irregular migrants, who this year have surpassed those coming on competing routes. Their migration volume has nearly tripled the number of those registered at this time last year, when some 8,677 had arrived through 31 July.

30 Jul 2018 description

Fourteen more refugees left Nauru on Sunday to be resettled in the US, according to refugee advocates.

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27 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 55,001 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 25 July 2018. That total compares to 111,753 at this time last year, and over 250,000 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Spain this month have overtaken those to Italy. To date just over 38 per cent of all Mediterranean irregular migrants have come via the Western Mediterranean route, whose irregular migration volume has more than tripled those registered at this time last year.

24 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 53,269 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 22 July 2018. That total compares to 110,603 at this time last year, and 244,722 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Spain (see chart below) this month have overtaken those to Italy. To date just over 36 per cent of all Mediterranean irregular migrants have come via the Western Mediterranean route, whose irregular migration volume has more than tripled those registered at this time last year.

23 Jul 2018 description

Situation

  • In recent years, Pakistan has become a food surplus country and a major producer of wheat and rice. However, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet despite the overall growth in food production.

09 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 380,000 undocumented Afghans return from Iran and Pakistan

  • Drought conditions in Badghis, Ghor, and Herat affected more than 22,400 people from January to mid-June

  • USG provides more than $76 million in FY 2018 assistance to respond to acute needs across Afghanistan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP votes to merge FATA into KPk

  • Relief actors prepare for June–August monsoon season

  • USAID/FFP provides $10 million in new funding for emergency food assistance to vulnerable households

KEY DEVELOPMENTS 

05 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION

  • More than three decades of war, sustained flows of returnees, civil unrest, insurgent activity and recurring natural disasters have contributed to chronic humanitarian need in Afghanistan. As of early June, nearly 117,000 people are internally displaced due to conflict, more than 326,200 undocumented Afghans have returned from Iran and Pakistan, and approximately 10,000 people have migrated due to drought in 2018, according to the UN.

31 May 2018 description

SITUATION

  • In recent years, Pakistan has become a food surplus country and a major producer of wheat and rice. Following three consecutive years of good harvests, food availability is relatively stable, according to the UN. However, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet despite the overall growth in food production.

30 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 213,000 undocumented Afghans return from Iran and Pakistan

• Increasing violence results in approximately 2,300 civilian casualties from January to March

• USG provides nearly $62 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to acute needs across Afghanistan in FY 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Apr 2018 description

Another 16 refugees, including three children left Nauru yesterday to be resettled in the United States.

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03 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• GoP extends legal status for Afghan refugees through June 2018

• Humanitarian NGOs continue operations while awaiting registration decisions from the GoP

• USG responds to needs of vulnerable IDPs, returnees in FATA and KPk

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Mar 2018 description

Seven single men have made up the sixth group of refugees to leave Nauru for resettlement in the United States.

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10 Mar 2018 description

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/32 in which the Council requested the High Commissioner to prepare and submit to the Council at its thirty-seventh session a comprehensive follow-up report with elaborated conclusions based upon information provided by States on the efforts and measures taken for the implementation of the action plan outlined in paragraphs 7 and 8 of resolution 34/32 and views on potential follow-up measures for further improvement of the implementation of that plan.

07 Mar 2018 description

7 March 2018

Distinguished President,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

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.