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19 Sep 2018 description

Afghan refugees holding Proof of Registration (PoR) or UNHCR-issued documents, who are planning to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan under the UN Refugee Agency’s facilitated voluntary repatriation programme are informed, that the UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRC) in Azakhel, Nowshera and Baleli, Quetta will be closed on account of Ashura, Muharram, from Thursday 20 September to Sunday 23 September 2018.

The centres will reopen on Monday 24 September 2018.

19 Sep 2018 description

RIYADH, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, KSRelief, signed two agreements today worth over SR8.4 million (nearly US$2.24 million) to provide dialysis treatment for Syrian refugees suffering from chronic renal failure. The life-saving treatment is expected to support 128 Syrian refugees in and Lebanon and Jordan for one year.

19 Sep 2018 description

MIDDAY/AFTERNOON

18 September 2018

The Human Rights Council today held a general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.

19 Sep 2018 description

Disability Assessment among Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Objectives

Concerning the lack of disability data in the Syria crisis context, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and iMMAP conducted the study aimed at the following:

1.Provide statistically reliable prevalence of disability as well as disability disaggregated data indicators on access to services.

19 Sep 2018 description

With conditions improving in some parts of the country, Somali refugees continue to return from countries of asylum. Statistics from UNHCR indicate that over 121,000 people have voluntarily returned from ten countries of asylum since 2014. The countries include Kenya, Yemen, Djibouti,
Libya, Tunisia and Eritrea. As of August 2018, UNHCR registered 31,836 refugees and asylum seekers in Somalia.

Most people seeking asylum in Somalia are from Ethiopia and Yemen.

19 Sep 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Key figures

24,800 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 3,050 UAC

79 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey, in the framework of the EU - Turkey statement (20 March 2016 - 31 August 2018)

526 children received international protection in Greece on first instance during August. Among them 25 UAC (August 2018)

19 Sep 2018 description
report International Alert

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bringing together the views of more than 100,000 people, the Peace Perceptions Poll sought to answer questions around how people experience and respond to violent conflict, and and how they think their government should respond to conflict.

More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time in the past 30 years. People have been displaced from their homes at a rate not seen since the Second World War. The cost of conflict is currently estimated at US$1.04 trillion a year.

19 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.

19 Sep 2018 description

This report provides insights into land as the main productive asset for building self-reliance of refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda. It provides evidence on the access to and utilisation of land considering the growing number of refugees. It also considers how the interplay of the local, social, political and economic context influences decisions on land and highlights the impact of land decisions on household livelihoods as well as the environment. The report proposes options for optimising Uganda’s progressive refugee policy.

19 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR and its partners supported the voluntary relocation of 728 Cameroonian refugees towards the settlements of Adagom and Anyake, in Cross River and Benue states.

Summer classes started for 404 refugee children from primary school in Anyake settlement (Benue state).

231 Cameroonian refugees completed their vocational training and were awarded certificates in Calabar and Ikom (Cross River state).

KEY INDICATORS

25,537 Cameroonian refugees registered with Level 1 and Level 2 registration [As of 31st August 2018]

19 Sep 2018 description
report IRIN

Kaamil Ahmed

In Bangladesh, grassroots groups feel overshadowed despite being the backbone of the massive aid effort

Rohingya children play under a half-mangled roof of twisted tin sheets as the rain beats down on the Bangladeshi refugee camp that has become their home. Their sodden playground was a fully functioning health clinic before a monsoon landslide forced staff and patients to abandon it in June. Its replacement – a simple tent – is a fraction of the size, humid, and has no electricity.

19 Sep 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

19 Sep 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By NG'ANG'A MBUGUA

From the sky, the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County looks like a tuft of green hair in the balding savannah that is the northern part of Kenya.

Sporadic clouds throw black splotches that look like burn scars on the pale peach-hued earth. To the sympathetic eye, the camp looks like an oasis in the middle of the parched land that stretches to the Kenya-Somalia border where terrorism has interrupted the rhythm of life.

19 Sep 2018 description

Conflict continues to drives high needs, but some food security improvements expected

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