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18 Jan 2018 description

Pakistani authorities say gunmen shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were taking part in an antipolio campaign in the southwestern city of Quetta.

Police official Naseebullah Khan said that Sakina Bibi, 50, and her 20-year-old daughter, Alizah, were giving immunization drops to children on January 18 when two gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot them.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but militants in Pakistan have regularly targeted polio workers and their guards.

18 Jan 2018 description

A. Introduction / Humanitarian situation

FATA remains one of the least developed regions in Pakistan having experienced man-made, as well as natural disasters for many years. From 2008 to 2014more than 5 million people were displaced from the FATA due to the security operations by the military against non-state armed groups.

17 Jan 2018 description

On 3 January 2018, Pakistan granted Afghan refugees in Pakistan a residence extension until the end of January. This is the shortest extension ever given to Afghan refugees in Pakistan and raises concerns of imminent large-scale forced returns. Some 1.39 million Afghan refugees are registered in Pakistan, as well as an estimated one million unregistered Afghans. If returns are enforced, it is likely to have a major impact on shelter, protection, and food needs. However, previous deadlines have been threatened but not enforced, reducing the probability of the risk.

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

17 Jan 2018 description

Operating environment was marked with small-scale attacks, political tensions between the State of Puntland and ‘Somaliland’ and forced evictions.
Drought, insecurity and conflicts, remain key drivers of displacement and lack of comprehensive land tenure framework remains one of the key drivers for forced evictions.
According to monitoring agencies drought will continue in 2018 and can lead to further increased vulnerability of persons of concern.

Major developments

A whole-of-society approach – a new improved way of UNHCR response

17 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad 12 January 2018: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) signed Annual Work Plan with the UNFPA- Pakistan, with NDMA on January 12th, 2018 to envisage cooperation between the two organizations for Gender Mainstreaming, specifically in humanitarian crises to cater the needs and concerns of vulnerable groups in the entire DRM spectrum. The work plan is part of the Multi-Year Agreement (2018-22) signed between the two organizations in December 2017 to address issues of GBV and protection of women during pre and post disasters.

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

1,987 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

51,751 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

98,191 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

462,361 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

87% of returnees from Pakistan (1,737 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (2,982 individuals) assisted

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

439 Special Cases (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 29 from Pakistan

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

315 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

11,678 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

718 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

20,759 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

92% of returnees from Pakistan (290 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (427 individuals) assisted

60 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

88 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

16 Jan 2018 description

Based On A Review Of Multiple Sources, Including The Household Survey Of The FATA Vulnerability Analysis.

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 CONTEXT

16 Jan 2018 description
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Key issues:

  • In the past week, more than 1,000 displaced people reportedly arrived in Nili district, Daykundi, from Gizab district, Uruzgan.

  • Some 1,000 people were displaced within Chawkay and Khaskunar districts, Kunar Province, according to authorities.

  • From 7 to 13 January, a total of 11,993 Afghans returned to their home country from Pakistan and Iran.

  • During the past week, more than 150,000 displaced people, returnees, refugees and host families received some form of humanitarian aid.

15 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall situation remained stable with 4,196 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 14 January 2018. 3,921 (or 94%) of them are housed in 18 governmental centres, while some 170, mostly men, continued sleeping in informal locations in Belgrade city centre and smaller groups near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

13 Jan 2018 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Protests Erupt After 7-Year-Old Girl Raped and Killed

Meenakshi Ganguly

Yesterday, Pakistani news anchor Kiran Naz went on the air with her young daughter to protest on camera the rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl, whose body was dumped in a pile of garbage.

10 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Approximately 155,200 refugees and undocumented persons return to Afghanistan from Pakistan between January and November 2017

• GoP restrictions constrain INGO activities in Pakistan

• USAID responds to needs of vulnerable returnee populations in FATA and KPk

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

09 Jan 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – December: 364
Total (observed) arrivals - November: 643

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - December: 58
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - November: 68

Total occupancy of government centres – end December: 4,100
Total occupancy of government centres - end November: 3,950

Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end December: 4,300
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end November: 4,300