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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
IFRC launches report on labour migration and trafficking
Bangkok / Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2018 – A major new report on labour migration and trafficking will be launched in Bangkok tomorrow.
On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month.
By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter
BANGKOK — A tiny room is bedroom, living room, kitchen and storage combined. At the end of a stained bedsheet, an old CRT television lies on the floor. Above worn wooden cabinets are three large suitcases piled up to the ceiling. Water bottles, utensils and kitchenware are stacked on a low, plastic table.
The Pakistani authorities must end the current crackdown on human rights defenders, activists, journalists and other members of the civil society and ensure that human rights are fully respected and protected in the lead up to next month’s general elections, Amnesty International said today.
On 25 July 2018, in general elections held across the country, Pakistanis will elect their next civilian government. Amnesty International is alarmed by the ongoing wave of arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, attacks on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
6,861 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 31 May 2018.
11,985 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 31 May 2018.
1,212 IDP individuals (202 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.
Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (2018 – 2019)
Overview of Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan to Afghanistan
Proof of Registration (PoR) card is an important protection tool that provides temporary legal stay and freedom of movement for the 1.39 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. PoR cards which have expired at the end of 2015 have been extended through official notification until 30 June 2018*.
Nine Advice and Legal Aid Centres (ALAC) are operational in the main refugeehosting areas of four provinces and provide free legal support to persons of concern: four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one in Sindh and three in Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) through partnership agreements with SHARP and one in Balochistan run by SEHER.