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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.

20 Feb 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:43 GMT

An outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid that began in Hyderabad in Pakistan in November 2016 is still spreading

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant "superbug" strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out, scientists said on Tuesday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

20 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

1,881 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

47,266 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

1,881 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

89% of returnees from Pakistan (1,665 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (2,011 individuals) assisted

336 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 5 from Pakistan

314 Special Cases (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 32 from Pakistan

20 Feb 2018 description
  • Hungarian authorities admitted 23 asylum-seekers from Serbia into asylum procedures at its socalled “transit zones”, compared to 39 in the preceding two weeks.

20 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Chaque année, 2,6 millions de bébés meurent avant l’âge d’un mois. Un million d’entre eux rendent leur dernier souffle le jour même de leur naissance. Pourtant, des millions de jeunes vies pourraient être épargnées chaque année si les mères et les bébés avaient accès à des soins de santé abordables et de qualité, à une nutrition correcte et à de l’eau potable.

20 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Todos los años, 2,6 millones de bebés mueren antes de cumplir un mes de edad. En el caso de 1 millón de estos niños, su primera y su última respiración se producen el mismo día en que nacen. Sin embargo, millones de estas vidas podrían salvarse cada año si todas las madres y todos los bebés tuvieran acceso a servicios de salud asequibles y de calidad, una buena nutrición y agua potable.

20 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, 58,817 refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and nonneighboring countries (57,411 Pakistan).

17,168 as at 19 February individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018 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

20 Feb 2018 description
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World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

Babies from the best places to be born up to 50 times less likely to die in the first month of life

NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.

19 Feb 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

19 Feb 2018 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

Since the beginning of the year, a total of 17,168 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS), an increase of 5,500 people compared to the previous reporting period. The highest number of displaced people this year was reported from the North-Eastern Region with 13,440 IDPs and the Western Region with 2,217 IDPs.

18 Feb 2018 description

KEY UPDATES:

  • Bird flu outbreak was reported from four poultry farms in Herat city on 17 January 2018. Precautionary measures were taken to quarantine the areas and dispose of the infected birds. The preventive and controlling activities are still ongoing in the province.

  • A total of 1,047 families were displaced due to conflict in northeastern and southern regions.

  • In Kunar and Nangarhar province, cross border shelling from Pakistan resulted in an increased number of trauma cases.

16 Feb 2018 description
  • New on http://polioeradication.org/: Sudan’s surveillance system under the microscope, and a new addition to our ‘Reaching the Hard-to-Reach’ series, on AFP surveillance in challenging areas of Afghanistan, Syria and Nigeria.

  • The 16th International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus recommended that the temporary recommendations to prevent virus spread be extended for a further period of three months.

15 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four aid workers from Save the Children were killed in an attack on the NGO’s office in Jalalabad.

  • Thousands of Kuchi families are unable to cross the border into Pakistan with their livestock.

  • More than two million people live in informal settlement. The vast majority of has not enough to eat.

  • The Afghan health care system has achieved remarkable progress over the past years, despite deepening conflict.

15 Feb 2018 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 386 asylum-seekers and refugees of various nationalities in Kabul and other urban centres.

KEY INDICATORS

14 Feb 2018 description

Polio this week as of 07 February 2018

06 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

590 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

10,593 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

2,163 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

50,242 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

88% of returnees from Pakistan (520 individuals) assisted

3% of returnees from Iran (277 individuals) assisted