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05 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Islamabad - 4 August 2018: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joins the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, in strongly condemning the ransacking and torching of schools, most of which were girls’ schools, in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

UNICEF firmly believes that education is a fundamental right of every girl and boy, everywhere. Attacks on schools rob children of their basic right to education and have a devastating impact on their lives.

04 Aug 2018 description

RÉGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME

SITUATION. Des ailés isolés étaient présents dans le centre et l’est de l’Algérie.

PRÉVISIONS. Une reproduction à petite échelle aura lieu dans le Sahel septentrional de la Mauritanie, du Mali, du Niger, du Tchad et le sud de l’Algérie, et des larves en faibles effectifs apparaîtront. On ne s’attend à aucun développement signifi catif.

RÉGION CENTRALE: CALME

SITUATION. Des ailés isolés étaient présents à l’intérieur du Soudan.

03 Aug 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Authorities Need to Better Protect Students, Teachers from Violence

(New York) – Alleged militants attacked and burned down at least 12 schools in Diamer district of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region early on August 3, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. At least half were girls’ schools. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The Pakistani government should take urgent measures to make schools safer, and fairly prosecute those responsible for attacks against students, teachers, and schools.

03 Aug 2018 description

On July 25, 2018, Pakistan held its first general election in five years. With the 2013 election described as one of the “bloodiest” in Pakistan’s history (BBC News, May 2, 2013), the 2018 election seems to have followed the trend following high-casualty attacks carried out by the Islamic State and a number of reports of violence at polling stations on election day. However, despite the perception this violence has engendered, Pakistan is in a very different place now than it was during its 2013 general election.

03 Aug 2018 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 June 2018, 16,566 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 80% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (83,752). Just over 3,100 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in June 2018, a decrease compared to the 3,900 who reached Italian shores in May and a significant reduction compared to the 23,500 refugees and migrants who crossed the sea, mostly from North Africa, in June 2017.

03 Aug 2018 description

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 58,158 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 1 August 2018. That total compares to 113,283 at this time last year, and over 261,228 at this time in 2016.

03 Aug 2018 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 May 2018, 13,430 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 78% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (60,228). Over 3,900 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores in May, which is an increase compared to numbers registered in February, March and April. However, monthly arrivals are significantly lower than in May 2017, when almost 23,000 were registered at landing points in southern Italy.

03 Aug 2018 description

Cross-border movement was significantly low as the borders were closed due to elections in Pakistan. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 74% less compared to 480 refugees that repatriated between 15 and 21 July 2018. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 84% compared to 848 Afghans that returned in the preceding week.
Some 99% (125 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance, while 95% (130 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance.

02 Aug 2018 description

MAIN DEVELOPMENTS, RESPONSE AND ACHIEVEMENTS

UNHCR supported Serbia inter alia in the following fields:

a) Asylum System Development and response to the European Refugee and Migration Situation
b) Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness
c) Support to Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons
d) Support to Solutions for Refugees from former Yugoslavia

From January through June 2018, UNHCR expended USD 5, 4 million through partnership with 15 partners

02 Aug 2018 description

WESTERN REGION:

CALM SITUATION. Isolated adults were present in central and eastern Algeria. FORECAST. Small-scale breeding will occur in the northern Sahel of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and southern Algeria with very low numbers of hoppers appearing. No significant developments are likely.

CENTRAL REGION:

02 Aug 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

1,561 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

30% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

58 Applications for asylum

7 Persons granted refugee status

7 Persons granted subsidiary protection

01 Aug 2018 description

Overview

The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (39 per cent of total). Syrians constitute 18 per cent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Bangladeshis and Afghans.
In total, 304 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 31 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.
Of all those returned, 47 per cent did not express a will to apply for asylum or withdrew their will to apply for asylum or withdrew their asylum claims in Greece.

01 Aug 2018 description

Global Overview JULY 2018

01 Aug 2018 description

Demonstrations dominated the headlines across much of South & Southeast Asia last week, with several of the most notable focusing on demands for changes in government policy in India and Nepal. The Pakistani government also held its 2018 general election last week, which was marred by violence both by those inside and outside the political process. Demonstrations were also reported across the Philippines to mark President Rodrigo Duterte’s state of the nation address.

31 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

442,690 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

422,831 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

19,859 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

20,618 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

137 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

3% of returnees from Iran (633 individuals) assisted

95% of returnees from Pakistan (130 individuals) assisted

31 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 57,571 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 29 July 2018. That total compares to 112,375 at this time last year.

Spain is currently the main arrival-by-sea country in the Mediterranean with 22,858 migrants arriving since the beginning of the year and 1,866 of them arriving since 25 July alone. This is approximately 16,345 more migrants than arrived in Spain in the same period in 2017.

31 Jul 2018 description

During last week (July – July 2018), 257 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (190 from Pakistan and from Iran).

10056 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 9,144 from Pakistan, 810 from Iran and 102 from other countries (as of July 2018).

This is 76% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 41,587 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan.

30 Jul 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Authorities distributed wheat grain to over 25,000 families affected by drought in Badghis province.

  • Humanitarian agencies have supported 47,768 drought-affected people in Herat and Badghis.

  • Health facilities in two provinces remain closed and a midwives training centre was attacked in Jalalabad, Nangarhar.

17,696* New IDPs reported in the past week

52,578 People assisted in the past week