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09 Aug 2018 description

Summary

More than 500 women and girls die in emergency settings every day due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth (UNFPA, 2018, p. 3). In 2017, an estimated 535 million children (nearly one in four of the world’s children) lived in countries affected by emergencies (UNICEF, 2017). This report provides examples of organisations working in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in emergency settings and some key technical resources.

09 Aug 2018 description

In July 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,151 deaths and injuries from 279 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 75% (2,362) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 86% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 31% in other areas.

09 Aug 2018 description

KHAR: Two girls were killed and a woman was injured in house collapse incidents in Bajaur and Shangla districts as torrential rains lashed various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, officials said.

In Khar tehsil, roof of a room in a house collapsed on the family members of one Mohammad Din in Inzari village. Local people and personnel of Bajaur Levies took part in the rescue work and recovered the body of a 10-year-old girl and an injured woman from the debris.

The body and the injured woman were taken to the district headquarters hospital, Khar.

08 Aug 2018 description

Funding Required: $25.41B

Funding Received: $9.39B

Unmet Requirements: $16.02B

Coverage: 37.0%

People in need: 134.0M

People to receive aid: 95.8M

Countries affected: 41

07 Aug 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 July 2018, 2,896 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 16% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the numbers of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first seven months of 2018 are considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 12,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-July 2018 period (16%) is only slightly higher than in January-July 2017 (13%).

07 Aug 2018 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2018, 18,510 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is an 81 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (95,213). Just over 1,900 persons reached Italian shores in July 2018, a significant reduction compared to arrivals in June (3,136) and May (3,963). The reduction is even more significant when compared to the numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the sea to Italy in June 2017, when 11,461 registered at landing points.

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.

07 Aug 2018 description
  • 3,610 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 05 August (compared to 3,529 two weeks ago), of which 3,071 (i.e 85%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres. Over 530 were observed outside the centres: 250 in Belgrade City, another 240 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary but only 45 in Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
07 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Drought forced approximately 14,000 people from their homes to the cities of Kunduz and Qala-eNaw, according to initial reports.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 90,000 people in need in the past week.

  • In Jalalabad, aid workers and civilians were killed in two separate attacks within the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

07 Aug 2018 description
report Frontier Post

Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: The tribesmen of Sultan Khel of Landi Kotal division boycotted the anti-polio campaign to be launched from today (Monday) against constant suspension of electricity to the area,however it was resumed after assurance of the administration.

07 Aug 2018 description
report Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its Monsoon daily situation report here on Monday stated 67 were killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to heavy rains in the country from 20 June to 5 August.

07 Aug 2018 description
report Frontier Post

SWABI: This year, the first two cases of the dengue fever have been reported from the two different regions of the district and it had confirmed by health officials and doctors as well here on Monday. When contacted district health officer told this correspondent that the patients were admitted in Bacha Medical Complex Shahmansoor (BMCS) where they established an isolated ward for such patients.

06 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

463,157 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

442,344 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

20,813 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

19,513 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

954 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

5% of returnees from Iran (889 individuals) assisted

89% of returnees from Pakistan (853 individuals) assisted

06 Aug 2018 description
  • In the Democratic Republic of Congo, provincial governors at a high-level emergency meeting signed the ‘Kinshasa Declaration for Polio Eradication’, committing to providing the necessary oversight, accountability and resources to urgently improve quality of outbreak response.

06 Aug 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – July: 1, 984
Total (observed) arrivals - June: 1, 998
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - July: 156
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - June: 96
Total occupancy of government centres – end July: 3,150
Total occupancy of government centres - end June: 2,700
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end July: 3,600
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end June: 3,000

06 Aug 2018 description

By Peer Muhammad

BADSWAT, Pakistan, Aug 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a glacial lake burst in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan province in July, Sher Baz watched helplessly as the waters swept away his family home.

Residents of Badswat village, which lies in Ishkoman valley at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountain range's snow-capped peaks, were at the mercy of the flash flood that carried off homes, roads and bridges, as well as crops and forest.

06 Aug 2018 description
report European Union

Recent analyses released by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) reveal that the number of applications for international protection lodged in the EU+ in June 2018 registered a slight decrease compared to the previous month **_i_**.  Approximately 51 300 applications were lodged in June; about 1 600 fewer than in May, while in the first half of 2018, some 301 390 applications were lodged in the EU+, a 15% decrease compared to the first half of 2017 **_ii_**.

06 Aug 2018 description

During last week (29 July – 04 August 2018), 575 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (490 from Pakistan, 80 from Iran and 5 from other countries)

10,631 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 9,634 from Pakistan, 890 from Iran and 107 from other countries (as of 04 August 2018)

This is 75% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 43,208 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan