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09 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 17% less compared to 819 refugees that repatriated between 22 and 28 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans increased by 5% compared to last week’s figure of 923 individuals.
Some 88% (851 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 96% (649 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

08 Nov 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 5 November, a total of 318,295 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 22,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (50,481), Kunduz (31,295), Badghis (25,411) and Baghlan (18,893).

08 Nov 2017 description
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F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: A polio team comprised of two health workers and a security official remained unhurt luckily when an improvised explosive device went up near them at Arif Kaly Khwar in the jurisdiction of Munda Lower Dir police station on Tuesday, residents and police told.

08 Nov 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:28 GMT

By Saad Sayeed

ISLAMABAD, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Two young boys kneel over small white tables, intently studying the Koran at a madrassa in Pakistan.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

07 Nov 2017 description

The flight of the Rohingya has caught the world’s attention. Since 25 August, more than half a million men, women and children fled from one country to another in search of safety and respite.
The conditions of those now living in Bangladesh, having crossed from Myanmar, are dire. Many have arrived with just the clothes they happened to be wearing; they arrive scarred, wounded, traumatised.

07 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 968 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 18,083 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 93,263 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 367,765 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 88% of returnees from Pakistan (851 individuals) assisted

  • 3% of returnees from Iran (566 individuals) assisted

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

07 Nov 2017 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 29 October-4 November 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, malaria, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H7N9), plague, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza and West Nile virus. Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr

07 Nov 2017 description

The Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC) comprising IOM, FAO, UNICEF, ACTED and HANDS works across the country implementing preparedness, response and recovery interventions. Through multi-sector activities, the NDC works towards building communities’ resilience to future shocks by enhancing household skills, spearheading community initiatives and empowering beneficiaries to reconstruct in a sustainable manner.

During 2017, the NDC implemented the following Response and Preparedness activities:

07 Nov 2017 description

Situation Générale en octobre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2017

07 Nov 2017 description

Fahad Chaudhry

Water Resources Minister Syed Javed Ali Shah on Monday informed the National Assembly that the country was facing a water shortage due to 'hydro-meteorological conditions' which had resulted in below-average flow of water in rivers.

The current water inflow in four major rivers of the country has been recorded to be 48,300 cusecs, compared to the average water inflow in these rivers of around 57,900 cusecs at this time of the year, the minister told lawmakers.

07 Nov 2017 description

Amnesty International is alarmed by reports it has received of a wave of enforced disappearances that have taken place over recent days, particularly of activists in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, and calls upon the Pakistani authorities to immediately carry out independent and effective investigations with a view to determining the fate and whereabouts of all missing people. Where they are in the custody of the state to either release them or charge them with a recognisable criminal offence.

06 Nov 2017 description

Richard Mallet and Rachel Slater

Type: Briefing Paper

Organisation: ODI

Date: 21/09/2017

Full summary

This synthesis briefing outlines the background and findings of the SLRC longitudinal panel survey, which was conducted in 2012 and 2015 in five countries of 10,000 people.

06 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 5 November, 4,585 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 4,102 were accommodated in the 18 government centres - representing 89% of the total caseload (see the Joint Assessment of Government Centres for improvements and gaps in reception conditions, now also available as app on: http://www.unhcr.rs/CentreProfiling/overview.php.

06 Nov 2017 description

Abdullah Khalid is one of the hardworking vaccinators making sure that even children on the move are protected against polio.

The poliovirus knows no borders, making children on both sides of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan vulnerable to contracting the debilitating disease. This is why, placed strategically along the border, 19 WHO-supported vaccination posts reach children on the move as they cross between countries, ensuring that all children under the age of 10 receive two drops of the oral polio vaccine to protect them from polio.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

06 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 10% less compared to 905 refugees that repatriated between 15 and 21 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 13%, compared to last week’s figure of 1,059 individuals.
Some 88% (814 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (806 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.