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22 May 2018 description

Key Figures

9,467 Sea Arrivals

1,439 UASC Sea Arrivals

23,441 Asylum applications

171,379 Persons in reception

Overview and developments

22 May 2018 description


Various federal and provincial initiatives support menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in schools; the National water, sanitation and hygiene in schools (WinS) Strategy, Baluchistan WinS Strategy and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa WinS Strategy all refer to MHM in WinS. Appropriate curricula together with teacher training are needed at provincial level.

Agencies implementing MHM as part of WinS are demonstrating lockable, girl-friendly toilets, including water taps, soap and disposal facilities like waste bins or incinerators for sanitary materials.

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Synthesis Report

There is increasing recognition that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a multi-sectoral issue that requires integrated action, particularly from the education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors.

Numerous studies have shown that the lack of MHM-friendly facilities and support for schoolgirls and female teachers is a barrier to their full participation in school and thus to quality education.

22 May 2018 description


837 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

21,051 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

14,574 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

284,727 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

94% of returnees from Pakistan (784 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (911 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

21 May 2018 description
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Communication on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 18 May 2018

Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.

21 May 2018 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan in 2018 was displacement due to conflict with more than half a million people 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. Almost 13,000 Afghan citizens returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan in 2018. While the number of returnees is less than the same period last year, a larger influx from Pakistan is expected in the second half of the year.

16 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Islamabad – 15 May, 2018: The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide £ 17.25 million to the United Nations (UN) in Pakistan to implement a five-year (2018-22) programme, AAWAZ II, which will Empower and Protect Pakistan’s Youth, Women, Girls and Boys who are too often exploited and too often left behind.

15 May 2018 description


Between 1 January and 30 April 2018, 9,467 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 75% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (37,235). Sea arrivals in April 2018 (3,171) were higher than in February and March this year, but still a significant reduction compared to April 2017, when nearly 13,000 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores.

14 May 2018 description


  • 3,199 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 13 May. 2,795 (i.e. 87%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres. Around 400 were still observed outside of centres: around 200 in Belgrade City and some 200 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary.

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Key issues in the past week:

• Around 500 houses were damaged or destroyed by three earthquakes that shook Afghanistan.

• More than 15,000 people have been verified as having migrated to Hirat due to the drought.

• Partners of the Health Cluster reached more than 60,000 people in the past week.

• More than 14,000 people received emergency aid from UN Agencies, NGOs and authorities.

New IDPs reported in the past week

People assisted in the past week

14 May 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 13 May 2018): 10,256
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 13 May 2017): 45,122

Total arrivals 1 May - 13 May 2018 789
Total arrivals 1 May - 13 May 2017 7,887

Average daily arrivals in May 2018 so far: 61
Average daily arrivals in April 2018: 106

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 13 May) 363
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 13 May) 609

11 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pregnant and breastfeeding women need better nutrition to protect children from stunting and disease.

Kathmandu/Islamabad - 09 May 2018: The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth and development.

10 May 2018 description


1,731 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

23% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

35 Applications for asylum

3 Persons granted refugee status

2 Persons granted subsidiary protection