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29 Sep 2017 description

There was no significant change in cross-border movement during the reporting week. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan slightly decreased by 4% compared to 1,437 refugees that repatriated between 10 and 16 September 2017. With a 2% decrease, the return of undocumented Afghans remained similar to last week’s figure of 1,337 individuals.

Some 96% (1,249 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (1,354 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

28 Sep 2017 description

In polio-endemic countries, frontline workers are utilizing every opportunity to ensure no child is left behind

28 Sep 2017 description

QUETTA – A new programme to prevent stunting among children in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the provincial government’s Planning and Development Department. The three-year project in Pishin district will provide nutrition support to more than 20,000 pregnant and nursing women, and children under five years of age.

28 Sep 2017 description

OVERVIEW OF MIGRANT SITUATION IN TURKEY

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,5 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

28 Sep 2017 description
report United Nations

The Department of Field Support is pleased to announce that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.

These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.

27 Sep 2017 description

Ashfaq Yusufzai

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has spent over Rs1 billion on the free treatment of the people under the Sehat Insaf Card programme launched in Jan 2017.

The mega project was launched early this year to provide free treatment for all major diseases to the poor people at a cost of Rs5.2 billion in two years, officials told Dawn.

Under the plans, it will cover 1.8 million families or 150 million people selected on the basis of the Benazir Income Support Programme data.

27 Sep 2017 description
  • 134,549 Arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 363,401 Arrivals in 20106
  • 2,654 Dead / Missing
26 Sep 2017 description

Weekly country updates as of 20 September 2017

Afghanistan

No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains six. The most recent case in the country had onset of paralysis on 10 July, from Zabul province, neighbouring Kandahar province and Pakistan.

26 Sep 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 257,900 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.
While difficult to predict, up to 675,000 Afghans could return to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries this year of whom up to 385,000 are expected to be in need of humanitarian assistance.

26 Sep 2017 description

With the global polio case count at the lowest in history, there has never been a better time to invest in surveillance for poliovirus.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13005
25 SEPTEMBER 2017

United States Leads Calls for Government-Taliban Peace Talks ‘without Preconditions’, Saying Group Must ‘Choose that Path’

Progress, as well as daunting challenges and opportunities for political engagement, characterized the situation in Afghanistan, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for that country told the Security Council today.

26 Sep 2017 description

Allah Bux ArisarSeptember 25, 2017

At least 10 children have died, while dozens have been hospitalised in the past two weeks following a measles outbreak in the Mithoo gypsy colony near Kunri in Umerkot district.

According to Sattar Jogi, a famous classical flute player and snake charmer, 800 families live in the gypsy colony near village Sabhri, which has been affected by the measles outbreak that began around two weeks ago.

25 Sep 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 24 September 2017, 257,881 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 6,800 people from the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced people are Kunduz (29,451), Nangarhar (27,959), Badghis (22,008) and Uruzgan (17,062). Nearly one fifth of all displaced people have sought shelter and safety in hard to reach areas across the country.

25 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

1,307 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan - 11,547 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran - 86,801 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017 - 274,768 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017 - 96% of returnees from Pakistan (1,249 individuals) assisted - 7% of returnees from Iran (839 individuals) assisted - 213 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UAM) from Iran among those assisted, 1 from Pakistan - 53 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

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