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Proof of Registration (PoR) card is an important protection tool that provides temporary legal stay and freedom of movement for the 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. PoR cards which have expired at the end of 2015 have been extended through official notification until 30 September 2018.
Overview of Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan to Afghanistan
UNHCR facilitates the Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan refugees as part of its mandate to provide durable solutions.
REGISTERED AFGHAN REFUGEES IN PAKISTAN
Populaion in Refugee Villages
445,756 (Individuals) ‐ 32%
Populaion Outside Refugee Villages
948,611 (Individuals) ‐ 68%
The Community-Based Protection and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017-2019) for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the strategy is for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.
The four key priorities of the strategy covers:
*9,821 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 31 July 2018.
*14,682 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 July 2018.
*1,368 IDP individuals (228 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.
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“The fact that no new cases of wild poliovirus have been detected in Nigeria points to the improved surveillance and rapid response protocols Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have established, particularly in insecure and inaccessible areas,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “While this progress is promising, it’s time to redouble our efforts so we can continue to maintain the political and financial support necessary to end polio for good.”
SLAMABAD: Recent rains have improved river flows, which have subsequently enhanced storage in major reservoirs of the country, and are likely to cause high to very high flood in the River Chenab at some major headworks, including Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad.
“According to latest hydrological conditions River Chenab at Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad is likely to attain high flood level in next 36 hours,” says a forecast issued by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) of the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
Key issues in the past week:
- In Ghazni City, an estimated 270,000 residents are caught in a city that has turned into a battlefield.
- The drought has led to further displacement in Badghis, Farah and Ghor provinces.
- Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 17,000 people in need in the past week.
3,660 New IDPs reported in the past week
175,850 Total verified IDPs in 2018
17,000 People assisted in the past week
Countrywide conflict displacement
486,796 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
465,352 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
21,444 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
23,008 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
631 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
2% of returnees from Iran (565 individuals) assisted
93% of returnees from Pakistan (585 individuals) assisted
As of 6 August, 67 people had been killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to flooding as a result of heavy rains between 20 June and 5 August. Heavy rains, the overflow of water channels and high winds caused most of the damage to property and loss of life. The greatest number of fatalities have been reported in the Punjab province where 31 people have died, and 71 people have been injured.
KARACHI: Nineteen more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 669 in the city since 1st January 2018. According to the weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, at least 20 new dengue fever cases emerged throughout Sindh province out of which 19 were in Karachi and one in other district of the province in a week.
Weekly repatriation of registered Afghan refugees and return of undocumented Afghans remained low as per the trend throughout 2018.
Some 99% (612 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance, while 89% (853 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance.
Malnutrition is one of the foremost socio-economic problems faced by developing countries like Pakistan. It takes place owing to insufficient or imbalanced nourishment and poor sanitary conditions and hygiene practices. It results in poor health and education outcomes and impedes economic growth and human development.
MIRPUR: Five persons, including two women were killed and 13 others injured, one of them seriously after a passenger wagon swept away in sharp currents of a seasonal highly flooded nullah in Bhimbher district of Mirpur division of Azad Jammu Kashmir at the wee hours on Sunday.
During last week (05 – 11 August 2018), 409 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (334 from Pakistan, 74 from Iran and 1 from other countries)
11,040 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 9,968 from Pakistan, 964 from Iran and 108 from other countries (as of 04 August 2018)
This is 75% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 44,992 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan