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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.

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

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

14 Jun 2018 description
  • 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.

Main Activities

Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (2018 – 2019)

14 Jun 2018 description

Main Activities

Repatriation

UNHCR Facilitated Voluntary Repatriation (VolRep) Programme UNHCR continues to facilitate voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees from Pakistan, Iran and other countries in conditions of safety and dignity. The VolRep of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran is taking place under the Tripartite Agreements with the respective Governments and UNHCR. The Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR) remains the regional framework for Afghan refugees (Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan).

12 Jun 2018 description
  • UNHCR and partners noted an increase in the number newly arriving refugees, asylumseekers and migrants to Serbia. During the last two weeks we encountered and assisted 697, three times the number (230) during the preceding two weeks. 73% arrived irregularly from fYR Macedonia (up from 55% two weeks ago), 11% from Bulgaria (up from 4%), and only 6% by air (down from 31%). 69% were adult men, 9% adult women and 22% children. Most originated from Pakistan (39%), Iraq (22%), or Afghanistan (20%), few from Iran (9%) or Syria (3%).

12 Jun 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• Conflict forced 8,600 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.

• More than 9,500 people returned Afghanistan from abroad during the past week.

• 244 survivors of Gender Based Violence were assisted by Cluster-partners.

• More than 40,000 people received aid across the country from some 20 humanitarian partners.

Countrywide conflict displacement

12 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

213 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

9,162 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

15,325 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

335,604 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

98% of returnees from Pakistan (208 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (324 individuals) assisted

128 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran and 2 UMC from Pakistan were assisted.

42 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran assisted

Return from Iran

08 Jun 2018 description

On 15 May, the BiH Council of Ministers discussed and adopted the Emergency Measures Action Plan to address needs vis-à-vis the current refugee and migrant situation at their 142nd session.

The BiH Authorities opened the Refugee Reception Centre in Salakovac for 269 asylum seekers on 18 May. The UN is a key partner working closely with MHRR and MoS.

Despite the high proportion of arrivals expressing intention to seek asylum, the number of asylum application interviews offered and conducted by the Sector for Asylum fell in May.

KEY INDICATORS

06 Jun 2018 description

By Tariq Naqash

Stormy winds wreaked havoc in many parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and several others injured.

More than 100 houses and shops were also completely or partially damaged, officials said citing preliminary reports.

Mohammad Safeer, a burger joint owner, was inspecting his under-construction house in Gulshan Colony of Muzaffarabad when a concrete block, uprooted by the strong gusty winds, hit him in the head, killing him on the spot.

04 Jun 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• Conflict forced 6,300 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.

• Flash floods in Takhar reportedly affected around 700 people, according to first information.

• Snow fall in the Central Highlands created extensive destruction of fields and orchards.

• In Hilmand, 150,000 heads of livestock have died due to the drought, according to authorities.

Countrywide conflict displacement

04 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

252 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

15,205 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

15,112 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

311,117 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

91% of returnees from Pakistan (229 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (611 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

03 Jun 2018 description
  • As of 30 May, 7,144 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (6,566 from Pakistan).
  • As of 20 May, 114,995 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.
  • As of 30 April, 78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Key Updates

03 Jun 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 3rd June, 2018 (WAM) -- The value of relief and humanitarian programmes that were implemented due to the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, through the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, from 1993 to 2003, reached AED1.8 billion, which benefited 21 countries, while its developmental projects, valued at AED595.7 million benefitted Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

30 May 2018 description

Executive summary

Between March and April 2018, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in cooperation with various international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), conducted a Multi-cluster/sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) to gather information on the current migrant and refugee situation, identify needs and gaps and inform the planning and coordination of the immediate UN response. Below are outlined the key findings of the MIRA assessment and recommendations for further action.

Key findings

29 May 2018 description

UNHCR SERBIA UPDATE

  • UNHCR and partners continue to note an increase in new arrivals when assisting 253 (compared to 230 during the preceding two weeks – below chart refers). Arrivals from fYR Macedonia remained at the same level (55%), as did those by air (31%), while fewer arrived from Bulgaria (4%). Men continued to constitute majority with 62%, while 9% were women and 29% children. Nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran constituted relatively equal number of new arrivals.

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.