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27 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces approximately 438,000 Afghans from January 1–December 19, 2017

• GoA, humanitarian agencies to address winter needs of 78,000 households

• Afghanistan HRP requests $430 million to assist approximately 2.8 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Dec 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 438,000 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 156,000 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.

26 Dec 2017 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.

26 Dec 2017 description

Somalia continues to face political instability, humanitarian crisis and clan conflicts.

Due to ongoing conflicts, drought and food insecurity more than one million people have been newly displaced in 2017.

Monitoring agencies expecting that humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate.

POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M

FUNDING (AS OF 28 NOVEMBER) USD 118.7 M

Major Developments

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview

22 Dec 2017 description

KEY INDICATORS

549 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

32% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

15 Applications for asylum

0 Persons granted refugee status

0 Persons granted subsidiary protection

21 Dec 2017 description

KEY UPDATES:

  • Conflict continued to displace families and individuals, which created pressure on health services around the country in November 2017. Due to the newly increased number of IDPs from Khogiani district in the Eastern region, the host communities of the surrounding areas were stretched with patients.

  • Number of closed health facilities was increased in the southern region due to the deteriorated security situation.

20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

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20 Dec 2017 description
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Key Facts

  • 3,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis of data available to EKKA (as of 15 December 2017)

  • 1,104 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 December, including 15 vacant places)

  • 2,256 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 December 2017) including:

    • 442 in Reception and Identification Centers
  • 74 in protective custody

20 Dec 2017 description

According to official data there are as many as 4,500 migrants in government-operated camps in Serbia

SID, Serbia, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Mudassir, 18, from Pakistan's city of Peshawar has tried to enter the European Union 30 times but was always caught and sent back to his starting point in Serbia.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

20 Dec 2017 description

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2344 (2017), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.

19 Dec 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 168,314 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 December, with just over 70 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 358,527 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

19 Dec 2017 description

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) marked the International Migrants Day today in a function held in Kabul. The event, held in the Government’s Media and Information Center (GMIC) brought together representatives from the Government of Afghanistan, UN Agencies, International Organizations, Humanitarian Actors, Embassies, Parliamentarians, Afghan Civil Society and members of the migrant communities.

18 Dec 2017 description

To improve health of women and girls in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America, Grand Challenges Canada and partners launch or scale-up 18 projects, bring Canada's new Feminist International Assistance Policy to life.

Toronto - Grand Challenges Canada today announced 18 projects extending innovative forms of health-related lifelines to some of humanity's most acutely impoverished, neglected and vulnerable women and girls, supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.