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14 Mar 2018 description
  1. Introduction: Global Context

There are an estimated 21.3 million refugees around the world (UNHCR, 2017), and many find themselves in an indeterminate state for years, unable to exercise the full range of rights they need to become self-sufficient and restart their lives. Refugees need practical and quick pathways to protection and solutions. This begins with quality education. Education is not only a fundamental right; it is one of the most valuable assets a refugee can have.

14 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Islamabad – 13 March 2018: A two-day national workshop on countering the menace of child abuse was inaugurated here today, bringing together key stakeholders from across the country to discuss and commit to a clear roadmap for the establishment of responsive and coordinated child protection systems.

14 Mar 2018 description

PESHAWAR: Four people were killed and 32 suffered injuries in rain-related incidents in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kurram Agency on Tuesday.

Also, a hailstorm caused severe damages to crops and orchards in the region.

The local police said two people died and six were injured in Swat district in separate natural calamity-related incidents.

Hailstorms damage crops, orchards

Shoaib, of Kahoo area, drowned in a flooded stream of Bishbanr area trying to cross it.

14 Mar 2018 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: A five-day anti-polio campaign continued on Tuesday in eight districts of Punjab and three-day in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to health officials, polio eradication teams are visiting door-to-door to administer anti polio drops to children below the age of five years. In Punjab, 17,000 polio teams have been constituted to administer polio drops to children in Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan and Sheikhupura districts.

14 Mar 2018 description
report Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan desires honorable and dignified return of Afghan refugees to their homeland. Responding to a Calling Attention Notice in the National Assembly on Tuesday, he said that necessary arrangements have been put in place at NADRA offices so that these refugees could not illegally get Pakistani citizenship.

13 Mar 2018 description

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

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

12 Mar 2018 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

According to OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS), 30,672 people have been displaced by conflict since the beginning of the year. The provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced families are Kunduz with 13,615 IDPs, followed by neighbouring Takhar with 4,760 IDPs.

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Total arrivals (1 Jan - 11 Mar 2018): 5,556
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 11 Mar 2017): 15,841
Total arrivals 1 Mar - 11 Mar 2018 308
Total arrivals 1 Mar - 11 Mar 2017 2,402
Average daily arrivals in March 2018 so far: 28
Average daily arrivals in February 2018: 38
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 11 Mar) 426
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 11 Mar) 535
Dead and missing in 2017 3,139

12 Mar 2018 description


The vast majority of those returned to Turkey are nationals from countries other than Syria. The majority are Pakistani nationals (41 per cent of total). Syrians constitute 17 per cent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Bangladeshis and Afghans.

In total, 258 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 15 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.

10 Mar 2018 description


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.

09 Mar 2018 description
report Save the Children

Key Trends

Mixed migrations flow along the Balkans route continues. More than 5,000 refugees and migrants are estimated to have arrived to the Balkans countries (other than Greece) in the last four months of 2017

08 Mar 2018 description

Today I announce that Australia will increase its contribution to support Afghanistan in defeating terrorism and pursuing peaceful development and regional stability.

During a debate in the United Nations Security Council, I announced that the Australian Government will provide $60 million over three years in humanitarian assistance to help meet critical food security, protection and health needs of displaced people, refugees and host communities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

08 Mar 2018 description

Women are critical in the fight against polio. From reaching every child with polio vaccines to ensuring their children receive the protection they deserve, women are at the heart of polio eradication efforts.

08 Mar 2018 description

Overview of Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan to Afghanistan

UNHCR facilitates the Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan refugees as part of its mandate to provide durable solutions.

08 Mar 2018 description


Proof of Registration (PoR) cards are important tools of protection that provide temporary legal stay and freedom of movement for the 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Proof of Registration (PoR) cards which have expired at the end of 2015 have been extended through official notification until 31 March 2018.

08 Mar 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

We live in a world where poverty and gender inequality go hand in hand.

  • Women and girls have poorer access to food, healthcare, education and paid work.
  • Women and girls make up sixty percent of people suffering from chronic hunger.
  • Women and girls are more likely to die from natural disasters.

Across the developing world, women and girls have fewer opportunities in life, limiting their potential as individuals and holding back the development of their societies.

08 Mar 2018 description

The Government of Pakistan (GoP) extended the validity of the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards from 31 January unl 31 March 2018. In the past, the practice has been to extend the validity of PoR cards for at least six months. The short-term extension of PoR cards has caused anxiety among Afghan refugees who continue to face an uncertain future concerning their temporary stay in the country.