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22 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,944 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 171 days of 2018. That total compares to 84,675 at this time last year, and over 215,997 at this time in 2016.

22 Jun 2018 description

Cross-border movement remained low with the end of Ramadan and start of Eid holidays.
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees and return of undocumented Afghans marked significant decreases as compared to the week of 3 to 9 June.
Some 72% (38 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 100% (9 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

22 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was revised to include response to the drought and now calls for $547 million.

  • In May, flash floods and flooding affected more than 46,000 people across the country.

  • In provinces like Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Paktika, Zabul or Uruzgan up to 85 per cent of all girls are not going to school.

  • In 2018, more than 320,000 Afghan citizens have returned from Iran, many of them deported by authorities.

22 Jun 2018 description

Islamabad, June 21, IRNA -- Iranian Director of Asia and Pacific Center for Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) says regional countries need to work together and pay more focus to have better disaster management.

Mostafa Mohaghegh expressed these views during his presentation on ‘Disaster Information Management in Asia and the Pacific’ at the 6th meeting of regional technical group of Disaster Management Confidence Building Measures (DM-CBM) of Heart of Asia, Istanbul Process in Islamabad.

22 Jun 2018 description

During last week (10 June – 16 June 2018), 38 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (14 from Pakistan, 18 from Iran and 6 individuals from other countries)

7,337 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 6,706 from Pakistan, 536 from Iran and 95 from other countries (as of 16 June 2018)

21 Jun 2018 description

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a commission to conduct an inquiry into causes of death of eight infants in Tharparkar district, where the level of malnutrition remains high due to frequent drought.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the commission, headed by Additional Inspector General of police Sanaullah Abbasi, to submit a report to the court in two months.

20 Jun 2018 description

During the week of Eid, overall levels of political violence decreased by 45% in South and Southeast Asia. The decrease in political violence was caused by a significant drop in reported events from Afghanistan (minus 52%) and Pakistan (minus 74%) – two high activity countries which also have a majority Muslim population – while violence levels remained static in India, including the majority Muslim state of Jammu & Kashmir.

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.

Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while also helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and violence as well as protests and other events affecting the delivery of and access to healthcare. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Middle-East and North Africa
Occupied Palestinian Territories

20 Jun 2018 description

Key updates, May 2018

  • Due to the upcoming elections, 5 health facilities are used as polling centres, which will negatively affect the provision of services.

  • In May, 10 attacks on health care were reported. These included closure of 6 health facilities, 3 incidents of looting of equipment and supplies, one health worker killed and one more detained by AGEs.

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought that affects the northern region. Up to 2.2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

20 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

53 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

16,915 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

15,379 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

337,194 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

72% of returnees from Pakistan (38 individuals) assisted

1.2% of returnees from Iran (207 individuals) assisted

98 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran assisted

16 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran assisted

Situation Overview

20 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• In May 2018, the prices of wheat and wheat flour decreased by 3.8% and 3.4%, respectively, over April 2018; the price of rice Irri-6 increased by 1.5%, while the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.01% in May 2018 when compared to the previous month;

• Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in May 2018 by 0.51% over April 2018 and increased by 4.18% over May 2017;

20 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

This year we could unlock education’s unique power to help refugees – but only if we know exactly how we are going to do it and where the money is going to come from. That’s why, for World Refugee Day, Save the Children has released a new report – a practical global plan to get every refugee child into school.

20 Jun 2018 description

The recent wave of returnees and the large number of internally displaced people (IDPs) is posing a further challenge on already stretched health care facilities and health care professionals in Afghanistan.

On World Refugee Day 2018, WHO representative in Afghanistan Dr Richard Peeperkorn emphasized the importance of providing effective healthcare to the population on the move.

Kabul, 20 June

19 Jun 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Since January, more than 130,000 people have been displaced by conflict across the country.

  • 36 patients with Crimean–Congo Haemorrhagic Fever have been hospitalised in Hirat City.

  • In Nuristan, armed men set fire to a hospital and detained medical staff for one night.

  • In Daychopan, Zabul, all three health facilities remained closed for the third week in a row.

Countrywide conflict displacement

19 Jun 2018 description

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on

As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.

19 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,073 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 24 weeks of 2018.

That total compares to 80,683 at this time last year, and over 215,000 at this time in 2016.