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20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description
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Key facts

2,950 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 October 2017)

1,114 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 October, including 20 vacant places)

1,822 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 October 2017) including:

20 Oct 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees increased 23% compared to the 964 refugees that repatriated between 1 to 7 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 2% compared to last week’s figure of 1,138 individuals.

Some 91% (1,009 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (1,156 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

19 Oct 2017 description

Arrivals to Europe in First half of 2017

In the first half of 2017, 16,524 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 11,918 (72%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC).

Greece

In the first half of 2017, 3,020 children arrived to Greece by sea, including 411 (14%) UASC, a 95% decrease compared to the first half of 2016 (60,089).

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 19 September, Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, addressed the UN General Assembly in New York and called for UN reform towards unified partnerships with host governments and for increased accountability to governments and populations.

  • WFP launched preparation for a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The CSP will define WFP’s strategy to support the country’s efforts to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

  • Analysis of clashes in September point towards a deterioration in security over the coming months.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Leading Rights Groups Call for Action to Match Human Rights Role to Reality

(Geneva, October 17, 2017) – The International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch are urging Pakistan to take immediate steps towards meeting “the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights,” following the country’s election to the Human Rights Council on Monday.

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

1,106 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

13,189 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

89,944 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

301,196 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

91% of returnees from Pakistan (1,009 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (799 individuals) assisted

18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 286,900 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.

17 Oct 2017 description

Total (observed) arrivals – September: 654
Total (observed) arrivals - August: 351

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - September: 26
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - August: 39

Total occupancy of government centres – end September: 3,900
Total occupancy of government centres - end August: 3,900

17 Oct 2017 description

145,355 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 2017

2,776 Dead / Missing

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 15 October, a total of 286,918 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 20,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (28,427), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).