Last week, the first deportation from Germany to Afghanistan was carried out after the country temporarily suspended deportations of Afghans in May following an attack close to the German Embassy. The deportation concerned eight Afghan nationals. On the same day an attack was reported to have killed three civilians in Kabul.
International efforts in Afghanistan: Lessons from a whole-of-government response and the creation of Provincial Reconstruction Teams
Office of the Spokesperson
September 21, 2017
Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their united efforts:
About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys
This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.
Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).
Trends and key figures
After fleeing Afghanistan and finding sanctuary in Germany, refugees are helping to bring the game of cricket to their adopted home.
By Helen Womack and Gordon Welters in Bremen, Germany
On a lush green field in northern Germany, Afghan refugees are playing cricket. Haidar spins the ball to Masih, who bats it to midwicket, where Farooq stands hopeful of a catch.
Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.
The Ministry of Social Policy issued a report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Adaptat ion and Integration of IDPs for Q2 2017 .
In August , UNHCR provided non - food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,900 people.
Update On Achievements
27 million children out of school in conflict zones – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 million children are out of school in conflict zones, UNICEF said in a report released today. Focusing on the importance of education for children who have been forced from their homes by conflict and disasters, the report notes that failure to provide learning opportunities for uprooted children has profound consequences for individuals and nations.
Here are some salient facts from the report:
The Kabul Urban Water Supply (KUWS) project, implemented by the German Development Bank (KfW) at the request of the Afghan government, is building the water infrastructure to pipe drinking water to 50 percent of Kabul city residents. The current water system, operated by the Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Company, supplies less than 20 percent of the population. The KUWS project is improving the water system, reducing health risks, and improving livelihoods for Kabul residents.
Bamako, le 13 septembre 2017 – La République fédérale d’Allemagne renforce officiellement sa participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali avec une nouvelle contribution de 12 millions d’euros. Cet appui a été matérialisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue le 13 septembre 2017, au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA. Ces fonds serviront à la réhabilitation de la piste principale de l’aéroport de la ville de Gao.
Jusqu’à trois quarts des enfants et des jeunes victimes de mauvais traitements, de traite et d’exploitation sur les routes migratoires de la mer Méditerranée – UNICEF, OIM
Les enfants d’Afrique subsaharienne sont davantage touchés que les autres groupes de migrants, une différence a priori liée à la discrimination et au racisme
Le rapport appelle l’Europe à ouvrir des voies de migration sécurisées et légales
Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For 17-year old Mohammad, who traveled through Libya to seek asylum in Italy, violence and persecution back home meant the choice was clear: “We risked our lives to come here,” he says, “we crossed a sea. We knew it is not safe, so we sacrificed. We do it, or we die.”
Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian areas.
Protection concerns: MPs registered a draft law that would de-link pension payments from IDP status.
Assistance provided: In July, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 600 people.
people reached through NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017.
- Denmark Most Committed
- Germany Up 10 Slots Since Last Year’s Index
- France the Top G7 Country In 4th, UK Ranks 7th
- U.S. Ranks 23rd
- South Korea In Last Place But Top on Technology Component
WASHINGTON – Today, the Center for Global Development announced that Denmark tops the Commitment to Development Index, which ranks the world’s 27 richest countries according to how well their policies help improve lives in the developing world.
Working together, and in partnership with African governments, the EU can and is providing an effective response to the interlinked challenges of migration and the security and development of Africa.
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini on Monday pledged together with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain to further support and deepen joint actions and partnerships to meet the challenges of migration and asylum.
Garowe, Puntland, 30 August 2017 - More than 2 million people in Puntland, northeastern Somalia, are due to benefit from improved health services with generous support from the development cooperation of the German government through KfW Development Bank.
The joint project began in January 2017 and runs to the end of 2019. It focuses on the regions of Nugal and Mudug which are home to more than 250,000 women of child bearing age and also to 200,000 children under the age of five.
1,035 voluntary returns under AVRR
76 families among those returning
55% of returnees (573 individuals) are between the age 18—26
54% of returnees (564 individuals) were assisted with tailored reintegration packages
86% of those assisted (486 individuals) opted for self-employment/small business projects
Herat and Balkh received the highest number of returns under AVRR (122 respectively 94 individuals)