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15 Dec 2017 description

Polio this week as of 13 December 2017

  • New on polioeradication.org: Technical advisory groups met last week to review progress made to eradicate polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and advise on the way forward to further improve the quality of programme implementation during the low transmission season.

  • In Pakistan, the polio eradication programme and the routine immunization programme are working hand in hand to increase vaccination coverage in urban areas.

14 Dec 2017 description
  • As at 13 December, 58,750 refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries since 1 January 2017 (57,409 Pakistan).

  • 390,940 as at 10 December individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2017 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs).

  • 87,247 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities

Repatriation

14 Dec 2017 description

58,592 AFGHAN REFUGEES RETURNED SINCE JANUARY 2017

In November 2017, UNHCR facilitated the return to Afghanistan of a total of 2,603 Afghan refugees, including 2,548 from Pakistan, 44 from Iran, 6 from Tajikistan and 5 from India. This figure is 38% lower than 4,188 refugees who returned in October. Normally return trends decrease from mid-October onward (during winter season).

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights
- 457 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
- 10,123 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
- 96,807 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017
- 428,054 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017
- 79% of returnees from Pakistan (359 individuals) assisted
- 6% of returnees from Iran (628 individuals) assisted
- 141 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan
- 103 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

Situation Overview

08 Dec 2017 description

Istanbul, Turkey 1 December 2017 The fifth meeting of the Quadripartite Steering Committee chaired by the Government of Afghanistan was held in Istanbul. Turkey on 1 December 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss developments in the implementation of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR) to Support Voluntary Repatriation and Sustainable Reintegration and Assistance to Host Countries, and to endorse the framework for SSAR for 2018-2019.

07 Dec 2017 description

November highlights

  • 3,436 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan in the month of November 2017

  • 55,114 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran in the month of November 2017

  • 86% of returnees from Pakistan (2,947 individuals) assisted in the month of November 2017

  • 5% of returnees from Iran (2,873 individuals) assisted in the month of November 2017

  • 672 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 2 from Pakistan in the month of November 2017

04 Dec 2017 description

 **Countrywide Conflict Displacement**

From 1 January to 3 December 2017, a total of 372,977 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, some 12,000 people more compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (75,980), Kunduz (35,903), Badghis (25,723) and Faryab (21,022). 

02 Dec 2017 description

Overview of the Crisis  

As the conflict strikes larger parts of the country, 3.3 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. The years ahead could see a continued or increased contest for control of the country as political competition intensifies in the run up to parliamentary and presidential elections.

Armed Conflict

01 Dec 2017 description

Situation

  • More than three decades of war, civil unrest, insurgent activity and recurring natural disasters have contributed to chronic humanitarian need in Afghanistan. As of November, approximately 360,600 people have been internally displaced due to conflict, an estimated 503,300 vulnerable people have returned or were deported from Iran and Pakistan, and natural disasters have affected roughly 111,300 people in 2017, according to the UN.

27 Nov 2017 description
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In Brief:

  • From 1 Jan to 26 Nov 2017, a total of 360,604 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, 16,646 people more compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (71,666), Kunduz (35,658), Badghis (25,723) and Faryab (21,022).

27 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

666 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

13,842 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

95,623 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

407,666 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

503,289 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

92% of returnees from Pakistan assisted

5% of returnees from Iran assisted

127 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 2 from Pakistan

26 Nov 2017 description

Afghanistan acceded to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees in 2005, but has not implemented a national asylum framework.
In 2014, Afghanistan received an influx of Pakistani refugees from North Waziristan Agency; an estimated 100,000 remain in a protracted refugee-like situation.
Under its mandate, UNHCR has registered 381 asylumseekers and refugees of various nationalities in Kabul and other urban centres.

23 Nov 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 344,000 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.

More than 151,000 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. The number of returnees has to date this year reached 40 per cent of the total returns in the past year, notably due to an improvement of the protection environment in Pakistan.