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14 Sep 2017 description
  • New on polioeradication.org: Polio vaccines reach vulnerable children in hard to reach areas of Syria.

  • Following flooding in Benue, Nigeria, the World Health Organization has deployed its polio infrastructure across the state to strengthen disease prevention efforts.

  • Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to implement National Immunization Days during the second half of September.

14 Sep 2017 description

Cross-border movement has remained low since Eid holidays. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan was 24% this week compared to last week’s figure of 148. Return of undocumented Afghans also remained low with a decrease of 18% compared to 447 individuals that returned between 27 August and 2 September 2017.
Some 84% (307 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 100% (112 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Cameroon

14 Sep 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.

13 Sep 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Longtime Refugees from Burma Denied Citizenship, ID Cards

Pakistan’s foreign minister has expressed “deep anguish” at the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The foreign secretary has summoned the Burmese ambassador and registered an official protest. And Pakistan’s parliament has urged the government to press the issue on the international stage.

12 Sep 2017 description
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RÉSUMÉ ANALYTIQUE

Jusqu’à trois quarts des enfants et des jeunes victimes de mauvais traitements, de traite et d’exploitation sur les routes migratoires de la mer Méditerranée – UNICEF, OIM

Les enfants d’Afrique subsaharienne sont davantage touchés que les autres groupes de migrants, une différence a priori liée à la discrimination et au racisme

Le rapport appelle l’Europe à ouvrir des voies de migration sécurisées et légales

12 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

Rise in boats intercepted by Romanian coastguard fuels fears that smugglers are trying to reactivate dangerous transit passage to Europe

A dangerous new route for refugees trying to reach Europe is thought to have opened up in the Black Sea, which coastguards in Romania are warning could prove more deadly than the current Mediterranean crossings.

12 Sep 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Moderate Flooding is expected in the Nullahs of River Ravi. Details at Annex A.

12 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For 17-year old Mohammad, who traveled through Libya to seek asylum in Italy, violence and persecution back home meant the choice was clear: “We risked our lives to come here,” he says, “we crossed a sea. We knew it is not safe, so we sacrificed. We do it, or we die.”

12 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • In another tragic accident at the Sid train station (West) at night of 09-10 September a young man from Algeria lost his life while another sustained severe burns. They reportedly were electrocuted when they climbed on the top of a train and touched overhead cables. The injured man was immediately transported to the hospital in Novi Sad and is reportedly not in a life threatening condition any longer.

12 Sep 2017 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. All rivers are flowing at Normal levels. Details at Annex A.

11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

11 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • 367 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 7,857 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 84,151 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 244,999 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 84% of returnees from Pakistan (307 individuals) assisted

  • 5% of returnees from Iran (413 individuals) assisted

  • 27 unaccompanied migrant children (UAM) from Iran

  • 18 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran