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23 Jan 2018 description
  • The overall situation and numbers of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants remained stable with 4,087 counted in Serbia on 21 January. 93% (or 3,797) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres (see also Joint Assessment of Government Centres) while around 290 squatted in Belgrade or near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

22 Jan 2018 description

Key issues:

More than 2,000 people have been displaced in Nejrab District, Kapisa, to the district centre and other villages due to military operations in the past two weeks.

Close to 7,000 people were displaced to Kunduz City from Chardarah district since 15 January due to military operations, according to initial information.

22 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

433 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

9,651 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
1,173 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
30,410 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

84% of returnees from Pakistan (365 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (370 individuals) assisted

79 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 5 from Pakistan

21 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict indicators reached record highs in 2017, including air strikes.

  • The coming months are expected to be drier and warmer than on average, affecting the upcoming winter and spring crops.

  • Pressure could mount again on more than two million Afghan citizens in Pakistan to return to their home country.

  • Awareness campaigns by health workers in Khost have built trust with residents and ensured their better treatment.

17 Jan 2018 description

On 3 January 2018, Pakistan granted Afghan refugees in Pakistan a residence extension until the end of January. This is the shortest extension ever given to Afghan refugees in Pakistan and raises concerns of imminent large-scale forced returns. Some 1.39 million Afghan refugees are registered in Pakistan, as well as an estimated one million unregistered Afghans. If returns are enforced, it is likely to have a major impact on shelter, protection, and food needs. However, previous deadlines have been threatened but not enforced, reducing the probability of the risk.

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

1,987 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

51,751 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

98,191 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

462,361 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

87% of returnees from Pakistan (1,737 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (2,982 individuals) assisted

732 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 5 from Pakistan

439 Special Cases (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 29 from Pakistan

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

315 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

11,678 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

718 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

20,759 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

92% of returnees from Pakistan (290 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (427 individuals) assisted

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

88 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

16 Jan 2018 description
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Key issues:

  • In the past week, more than 1,000 displaced people reportedly arrived in Nili district, Daykundi, from Gizab district, Uruzgan.

  • Some 1,000 people were displaced within Chawkay and Khaskunar districts, Kunar Province, according to authorities.

  • From 7 to 13 January, a total of 11,993 Afghans returned to their home country from Pakistan and Iran.

  • During the past week, more than 150,000 displaced people, returnees, refugees and host families received some form of humanitarian aid.

15 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall situation remained stable with 4,196 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 14 January 2018. 3,921 (or 94%) of them are housed in 18 governmental centres, while some 170, mostly men, continued sleeping in informal locations in Belgrade city centre and smaller groups near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

15 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • In December 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour increased by 2.4% and 0.8%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 and rice Basmati negligibly increased by 0.8% and 0.2%, respectively, from the previous month (November 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly decreased by 0.37% from November 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 4.57% from the same month last year (December 2016);

10 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Approximately 155,200 refugees and undocumented persons return to Afghanistan from Pakistan between January and November 2017

• GoP restrictions constrain INGO activities in Pakistan

• USAID responds to needs of vulnerable returnee populations in FATA and KPk

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

08 Jan 2018 description

Current major event

Health threats reported in 2017

In 2017, a variety of emerging and reemerging infectious disease threats were reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Most of the threats began in 2016, including chikungunya in Pakistan, or were already endemic in the country, for example, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Afghanistan. However, new threats, such as diphtheria in Yemen, have also been observed this year.

Editorial note

06 Jan 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 31 December 2017-6 January 2018 and includes updates on hepatitis A, influenza, MERS, poliomyelitis and salomnellosis.

03 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 24 December, 4,273 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, with 3,999 (or 94%) housed in 18 governmental centres (below chart refers and also Joint Assessment of Government Centres).

02 Jan 2018 description

Current major event

Declining trend of cholera in Somalia

Data from the Ministry of Health in Somalia suggests that the cholera outbreak reported in 2017 in the country is gradually levelling off. The number of cholera cases and deaths have significantly decreased in recent months and no deaths were recorded from August up to November.
The number of cases reported during the month of November is the lowest in 2017.

Editorial note

01 Jan 2018 description

Poor early season precipitation delayed the planting of winter wheat in most areas

Key Messages

  • Precipitation received during the early part of the wet season through December 17th has been below average, particularly across the north and northeast (Figure 3). The weak start of the wet season delayed planting of winter wheat in most areas. As of mid-December, the planting process was not yet complete in many areas, as in a typical year.