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19 Mar 2018 description

During another harsh winter in eastern Afghanistan over the past five months, CWS Japan provided cash assistance to help families returning from Pakistan after years in exile to meet basic needs, including interventions to help prevent often-deadly acute respiratory illness among children. Since most families are living in extreme conditions without full shelter or heat, young children face multiple health risks, but ARIs are the deadliest.

16 Mar 2018 description


In January, 41,387 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (19,154 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.

09 Mar 2018 description
report Save the Children

Key Trends

Mixed migrations flow along the Balkans route continues. More than 5,000 refugees and migrants are estimated to have arrived to the Balkans countries (other than Greece) in the last four months of 2017

08 Mar 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

We live in a world where poverty and gender inequality go hand in hand.

  • Women and girls have poorer access to food, healthcare, education and paid work.
  • Women and girls make up sixty percent of people suffering from chronic hunger.
  • Women and girls are more likely to die from natural disasters.

Across the developing world, women and girls have fewer opportunities in life, limiting their potential as individuals and holding back the development of their societies.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

01 Mar 2018 description

UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability

NEW YORK, 1 March 2018 – Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life, according to a new joint report by UNICEF and GAIN released today. More than 1 in 4 of these children – 4.3 million – lives in South Asia.

26 Feb 2018 description
report Cordaid

In February, tens of thousands of unregistered Afghan refugees forcibly went back to fragile areas in Afghanistan. To address their needs and those of other displaced families, Cordaid expands its response in Nangarhar and Urozgan provinces. At the same time, we urge governments not to forcibly return Afghan citizens.

23 Feb 2018 description

The updated AIDA reports on Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria track developments and persisting issues of concern in the treatment of people in need of international protection throughout 2017.

23 Feb 2018 description

This report was written by Márta Pardavi, Gruša Matevžič, Júlia Iván and Anikó Bakonyi of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), the first three updates were written by Gruša Matevžič, the fourth update was written by Gruša Matevžič, Júlia Iván, Anikó Bakonyi and Gábor Gyulai, and the 2016 and 2017 updates were written by András Alföldi, Gruša Matevžič, Zita Barcza-Szabó and Zsolt Szekeres. The report was edited by ECRE.

23 Feb 2018 description

This report was written by Pavle Kilibarda and Nikola Kovačević at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), and was edited by ECRE. The 2016 and 2017 updates were written by Nikola Kovačević at BCHR, and edited by ECRE.

This report draws on the BCHR’s experience in representing asylum seekers and refugees in Serbia, engaging the asylum authorities and monitoring the respect for the right to asylum in the country.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2017, unless otherwise stated.

23 Feb 2018 description

This report was written by Iliana Savova, Director, Refugee and Migrant Legal Programme, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee and was edited by ECRE.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.

12 Feb 2018 description
report People in Need

Asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in V4 countries

07 Feb 2018 description
report Theirworld

That's the average number of life-threatening attacks on education each school day around the world, says a new campaign aimed at British schoolchildren.

For most children in the United Kingdom, school is a place of safety and learning. But for millions of children in other parts of the world, school can be a place of violence and danger.

Young people across the UK are being asked today to think about attacks on education and about how to make schools safe.

02 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

In light of the complex emergency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), resulting in large scale displacement of households to the neighboring province of Khyber Pakhtukhwa (KP), Alliance2015 members, ACTED, Cesvi and Concern Worldwide have been assisting the most vulnerable families since 2014, with the support of ECHO.

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Livelihood response

31 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam

Huge numbers of people are returning to Afghanistan – more than two million since 2015 – while the country is still highly fragile, with ongoing fighting and internal displacement in many areas and high levels of poverty. Oxfam’s field research in Herat, Kabul, Kunduz and Nangarhar finds that for as long as these conditions do not improve, a safe and dignified return cannot be guaranteed, and forced returns remain irresponsible.

30 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,312 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 76% (1,752) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 91% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 20% in other areas.