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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 1 October 2017, 266,087 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 8,200 people from the previous week. The province sheltering the highest number of IDPs is Kunduz (29,542), followed by Nangarhar (27,959) and Badghis (22,294).

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Thailand’s refugee policies and violations of the principle of non-refoulement

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On the evening of 26 May 2017, Muhammet Furkan Sökmen, a Turkish national, recorded a video in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. In the video, subsequently sent to diplomats and human rights organizations, Sökmen stated:

01 Oct 2017 description
report Shelter Cluster
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Annex - 2017 Factsheets

GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER STRATEGY 2013-2017

Developed as an output of the 2012 GSC Meeting, the 2013-2017 Global Shelter Cluster Strategy was approved by the Strategic Advisory Group in early 2013. It has the goal to more effectively meet the sheltering needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises, by strengthening the shelter response of humanitarian actors through leadership, coordination and accountability in the humanitarian shelter sector.

01 Oct 2017 description
report Islamic Relief
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Annual Report 2016

In 2016, we increased our humanitarian efforts in some of the world’s most challenging environments. As the war in Syria entered its sixth year, our £26.6 million emergency response programme supported over three million vulnerable people living in Syria as well as refugees in three neighbouring countries. In Iraq and Yemen, as the crises continued to shatter lives, we provided life-saving aid, often in areas that other organisations are unable to access.

30 Sep 2017 description

Ali Akbar

At least three people were injured in a suspected hand grenade blast near MMC Hospital on Peshawar's Ring Road on Friday.

Police officials termed the nature of the explosion as a hand grenade blast, and said it may have taken place during an attempted kidnapping for ransom. However, the case is still being investigated.

A spokesperson from Rescue 1122 earlier said that five people had been injured in the blast and were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

30 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Ayaz Gul

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Pakistan said that cross-border shooting by India late Friday left one soldier and two civilians dead in the disputed Kashmir region.

Three soldiers and two civilians were wounded, according to a Pakistani military statement.

The statement blamed Indian troops for initiating the fire and targeting the civilian population with heavy weapons in the Rakhchikri area near the Line of Control, which separates Pakistani and Indian portions of Kashmir.

29 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of new refugees, asylumseekers and migrants present in Serbia continued dropping to 4,245 counted on 31 August. 3,903 (i.e. 93%) of them were accommodated in 18 governmental centres across the country, while smaller groups were observed in border areas or Belgrade.

  • On 10 August, authorities accommodated 28 men and boys, previously sleeping rough in the woods near the northern border, in Preševo Reception Centre.

29 Sep 2017 description
  • 135,937 Arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 363,401 Arrivals in 20106
  • 2,655 Dead / Missing
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.