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21 Feb 2018 description

Overview

In January, 39,233 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (17,903 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 94 locations.

21 Feb 2018 description
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Africa

Burkina Faso

15 January 2018: Update: An Australian humanitarian doctor kidnapped on 15 January 2016 continues to be held hostage by an al-Qaeda-linked group. Source: aOuaga

Central African Republic

21 Feb 2018 description

The Department for International Development’s approach to value for money is helping to make UK aid spending go further, but improvements are still needed.

All UK government departments are required to achieve value for money in their use of public funds. In recent years, DFID has been working to build value for money considerations further into its management processes and its relationships with implementers and multilateral partners, establishing itself as a global champion on value for money.

21 Feb 2018 description

The Kuchi nomads traditionally migrate in winter from eastern and central Afghanistan to graze their herds inside Pakistan.

By Jared Ferrie

PHNOM PENH, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Donors have refused to support 200,000 nomadic herders in Afghanistan who are running out of food and stranded with their dying animals after Pakistan closed the border, blocking access to pastureland, an aid group said on Monday.

21 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • In January 2018, the average retail price of wheat increased by 0.3% while price of wheat flour decreased by 0.1%; the price of rice Irri-6 and rice Basmati increased by 0.6% and 3.4%, respectively, from the previous month (December 2017);

  • Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has negligibly increased by 0.03% from December 2017, whereas it slightly increased by 4.42% from the same month last year (January 2017);

20 Feb 2018 description

16 February 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan - Future support to Pakistani people needing humanitarian support will be improved, thanks to a new platform launched by the UK Government and UNITAR in Islamabad.

20 Feb 2018 description
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Key Facts

as of 15 February 2018 UAC Shelters (transit and longterm)

  • Current: 48 UAC shelters with total 1,115 places. (increased from 423 places in March 2016)

  • Planned: new shelter with total 15 new places

Safe Zones* (short-term) - Current: 10 Safe Zones for UAC with total 300 places.

Hotels** (short-term)

  • Current: 4 Hotels for UAC with total 240 places.
20 Feb 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:43 GMT

An outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid that began in Hyderabad in Pakistan in November 2016 is still spreading

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant "superbug" strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out, scientists said on Tuesday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

20 Feb 2018 description

OVERVIEW

MIGRANT BASELINE

In the 17th round of DTM Libya data collection taking place in January and February 2018, IOM identified 704,142 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 551 muhallas and originating from up to 40 countries.

In addition to those identified in urban and rural settings migrants in Libya were also recorded in detention centers. Based on DTM’s latest data, the number of migrants in Libya’s Detention Centers is 4,443 individuals (15/02/18)*.

20 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

1,881 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

47,266 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

1,881 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

89% of returnees from Pakistan (1,665 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (2,011 individuals) assisted

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

314 Special Cases (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 32 from Pakistan

20 Feb 2018 description

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299 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

11,236 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

3,032 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

73,390 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

90% of returnees from Pakistan (269 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (484 individuals) assisted

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

77 Special Cases, (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 1 from Pakistan

20 Feb 2018 description
  • Hungarian authorities admitted 23 asylum-seekers from Serbia into asylum procedures at its socalled “transit zones”, compared to 39 in the preceding two weeks.

20 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, 58,817 refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and nonneighboring countries (57,411 Pakistan).

17,168 as at 19 February individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs).

87,247 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities

Repatriation

20 Feb 2018 description
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World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

Babies from the best places to be born up to 50 times less likely to die in the first month of life

NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.

19 Feb 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

19 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD — A security expert from the Afghan-Pakistan region said Pakistani officials are blaming unrest on Afghan refugees in a bid to divert attention from the real causes of militancy.

At a security conference in the German city of Munich Saturday, Pakistan's chief of army staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa said the repatriation of Afghan refugees could greatly help in curbing terrorism in the Pak-Afghan region.