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03 Apr 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 01 Apr 2018): 6,295
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 01 Apr 2017): 24,292
Total arrivals 1 Apr - 01 Apr 2018 0
Total arrivals 1 Apr - 01 Apr 2017 0
Average daily arrivals in April 2018 so far: 0
Average daily arrivals in March 2018: 34
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 01 Apr) 489
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 01 Apr) 870
Dead and missing in 2017 3,139

03 Apr 2018 description



02 Apr 2018 description

Key issues

• In the past week, more than 11,000 people have reportedly been displaced by conflict.

• Damaged telecommunication towers in Uruzgan hamper assessment of displaced families.

• The GBV Sub-Cluster reached more than 8,000 people with services and health education.

Countrywide conflict displacement

02 Apr 2018 description

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during March

02 Apr 2018 description

Ghulam Hussain Khawaja Updated April 02, 2018

THATTA: Several hundred children with symptoms of measles have been taken to government and private health facilities in Thatta, Sujawal and other districts as the entire Sindh has been in the grip of sizzling weather conditions over the past week.

02 Apr 2018 description

Hanif Samoon Updated April 01, 2018

MITHI: Another six infants died in Thar over the past two days because of viral infection and malnutrition, hospital sources said on Saturday.

The babies were under treatment at Civil Hospital Mithi and other government-run health facilities. The number of children who died in March under similar circumstances reached 47.

01 Apr 2018 description
report Voice of America

Mohammed Yusuf

SRINIGAR - Eighteen people have been killed in three separate incidents Sunday as Indian troops conducted counterinsurgency operations in Indian Kashmir.

State police director general S.P. Vaid said 11 militants, three soldiers and four civilians died during clashes.

He said the militants killed in the operation belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen (Party of Soldiers) and Lashkar-e-Tayaba (Army of the Righteous). Both groups have been designated as terrorist groups by India and the United States.

01 Apr 2018 description

Updates on achievements

Since 8 December 2014, beginning with a pilot return activity that later expanded, UNHCR has assisted Somali refugees returning to Somalia with return and reintegration assistance. Somali refugee returnees who opt for voluntary repatriation under the UNHCR programme receive an enhanced return package to support their reintegration and to ensure the sustainability of returns. In the chapters below are achievements made during the month of February.

Protection and return management

01 Apr 2018 description

Hanif Samoon

At least six infants have died over the last 24 hours in Sindh's Tharparker district due to viral infections and malnutrition, hospital sources told Dawn.com on Saturday.

The infants breathed their last in Mithi Civil Hospital and other government hospitals in the desert region, raising the toll to 47 this month and more than 155 this year alone, said sources privy to the health department.

31 Mar 2018 description


• In West Africa, markets are adequately supplied in the months following the main harvest. However, market supplies are below average in several countries due to localized deficits and stock retention. Demand is picking up as household stocks begin to deplete and with ongoing institutional purchases. Local grain prices were stable in most countries but remained above average and are expected to remain so through to the lean season. Regional livestock markets remain affected by a general lack of pasture and reduced Nigerian import demand (Page 3).

31 Mar 2018 description

PESHAWAR: The federal government has given another extension to over 2.3 million Afghan nationals, including 1.4 million registered refugees, in their stay by allowing them to remain in the country until June 30.

Addressing a daylong training workshop for field officers here, senior officials said refugees possessing Proof of Registration cards could continue to stay in the country until June 30 and that the same policy would also be applicable on those holding Afghan Citizen Cards (ACCs).

31 Mar 2018 description

Wild Fire erupted on Margalla Hills, Islamabad. Emergency Services of CDA have been attempting to extinguish ; however due to limited resources, steep incline, remotness of area and high spred wind , fire could not be extinguished. The increasing intensity/spread of Fire started endangering residential/populated areas around Faisal Mosques and Village Kalinjar .

today (30 March 18), NDMA through Joint Services Headquarters (JS HQ) mobilized ground and Aerial Fire Fighting resources of Pakistan Armed Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force).

30 Mar 2018 description

Abnormal dryness emerges across Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Condi ons may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

30 Mar 2018 description

The updated AIDA country report on Greece tracks key developments track key developments in asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of protection throughout 2017.

30 Mar 2018 description

The Republic of Korea has brought its support to UNESCO’s Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan with the signing of an agreement between UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the country’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mr Lee Byong-hyun, on 23 March 2017.

The USD 3.4 million project with the Korea International Cooperation Agency will support national capacity building to realize girls’ right to education in Pakistan’s Punjab province and Gilgit-Baltistan, through interventions targeting education officials, community leaders, teachers and parents.

30 Mar 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 29th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, Director of the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme, UAE-PAP, said that there are great attempts to control the spread of polio virus in Afghanistan, as for the first time there were no cases of polio virus in Pakistan in 2018 until now.

30 Mar 2018 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees decreased slightly compared to 357 refugees that repatriated between 11 and 17 March 2018. Return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 9%, compared to last week’s figure of 789.
Some 94% (676 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (326 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.