2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health: Resetting the Agenda
Jointly Organized by IOM, WHO and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
21-23 February 2017 | Colombo, Sri Lanka
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
Cox’s Bazar – “The world has rarely witnessed a refugee crisis of such speed, with more than half a million crossing into Bangladesh in just over a month. The arc of misery that exists between Northern Rakhine State and Cox’s Bazar is deeply upsetting - too many people suffering desperately with too little support,” said the UN Migration Director General William Lacy Swing today (18/10), as he completed a three-day visit to Bangladesh. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is coordinating the humanitarian response to the crisis in Bangladesh in support of the Government's efforts.
THE TFPM OBSERVES A SLIGHT INCREASE IN DISPLACEMENT & RETURN MOVEMENTS
The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM) is a Technical Working Group to the Inter-Cluster Coordination Mechanism. (ICCM) The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data and location of displaced persons across Yemen.
As of 01 Sep 2017, the TFPM has identified, 2,014,026 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (335,671 households) who have been displaced due to conflict since March 2015, dispersed across 21 governorates.
795,000 Revised estimate of Total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar - 15 Oct
582,000 Estimated number of New Arrivals since 25 August 2017
62,000 Estimated number of New Arrivals between R5 20 Sep – R6 15 Oct
Sabratha – In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratah, IOM, the UN Migration Agency is providing support to more than 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps and now transferred to Zuwara and an assembly point in Sabratha.
Freetown – IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) earlier this month (05/10) established Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) courses for healthcare professionals at the University of Sierra Leone, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (CoMAHS) and Njala University.
In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, more than 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, have been transferred either to Zwara or an assembly point in Sabratha. From where, the Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM) has been transferring the migrants to different detention centres throughout Tripoli area, including Trig al Seka, Ghariyan (south of Tripoli), Tajoura and Trig al Matar.
The majority of internally displaced persons (IDPs) do not intend to return to their pre-displacement locations.
There are no functioning schools in the IDP settlements in Lainya and Wonduruba and the children are not attending school.
Two of the seven locations assessed are inaccessible to humanitarian agencies as they are controlled by opposition groups and accessible only to local chiefs.
Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration
UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees
An estimated 433,000 new arrivals crossed the border into Bangladesh in the month of September 2017, adding to the initial August 25 influx, with strong indications that thousands more are on the way.
In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, at least 4,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, were transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area. An additional around 1,000 migrants reached Zwara on foot coming from Sabratha and are currently detained in Zwara. The Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM) is transferring migrants from Sabratha and Zwara to different detention centres throughout the region, including Trig al Seka, Ghariyan, Tajoura and Trig al Matar.
• 537,000 new arrivals are reported as of 14 October, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring, UNHCR and other field reports from Naikhongchhari (Bandarbhan district).
• Cross border movement of over 18,000 newly arrived refugees has been verified in the past week.
• Partners reported that more than 7,000 individuals have been moved from Naikhongchhari (Bandarban district) to Kutupalong expansion site by local authorities.