- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 56, 1–30 September 2016
- WFP Afghanistan Country Brief, August 2016
- OCHA Afghanistan 2016 Flash Appeal: Situation Update No. 1 (17 Sep 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan Flash Appeal: One Million People on the Move (Covering Sep-Dec 2016)
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
BAMYAN - Ways to advance the social and economic standing of Afghan women by promoting good governance were explored by a panel of experts at a UNAMA-backed event in central Bamyan province.
The event drew 15 women from a range of fields from across Bamyan, a mostly rural province located in Afghanistan’s highlands region characterized by mountainous and semi-mountainous terrain.
Sughra Attayee, a leading women’s rights activist in the province, said that for positive change to happen, it is necessary for women to work together to build networks of advocacy groups.
To the Members of the European Parliament,
The Afghanistan donor conference that took place on October 4 and 5 2016 brought together representatives from 75 countries and 26 international organizations. €13.6 billion was pledged – amongst other priorities – to “end violence and a political process towards lasting peace and reconciliation.”
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2016 (July to September). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 26 Oct 2016): 169,459
Total arrivals in Greece during Oct 2016: 2,635
Average daily arrivals during Oct 2016: 101
Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 103
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 47
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Oct 2016: 1,270
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $26 million grant and the administration of a $50 million grant from the European Union to enhance crop diversification and food security by improving irrigated agriculture in the Panj-Amu River Basin.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
Some 6,300 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners remain in Serbia. Of those, some 4,900 (or 78%) were accommodated in governmental facilities, with 1,740 in five Asylum Centres and 3,160 in “Transit” or Reception Centres. The others were counted at the border with Hungary and close to 1,000 sleeping rough at night in Belgrade City centre.
Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer President of the ICRC, Address to the Council of Europe, 26 October 2016, Strasbourg, France
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of 26 civilians by a group of armed men in Ghor province.
Part of an in-depth series on Afghanistan's migration crisis
Rakshe Kanwal is confronted with a cruel dilemma: follow her husband, who’s been deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan – where he was born and she has never been – or succumb to family pressure and get divorced.
1 million people anticipated to be on the move by Dec 2016, comprising:
400,000 undocumented returnees
220,000 refugee returnees
400,000 internally displaced
750,000 people in need of food assistance and livelihood support under the food security and agriculture cluster
The scale of undocumented and documented returnees crossing Afghanistan’s eastern border has remained level, at around 300 households per day.
It has been a difficult year for the global campaign to eradicate polio. In August, two new wild polio cases were reported in Nigeria, which accounted for half of the global count in 2012 yet had not recorded a single wild polio incident since July 2014. It was a year away from being certified polio-free by the World Health Organization.
KABUL - The empowerment and protection of women are essential to strategies countering violent extremism, said senior UN officials today after meeting with Afghan civil society representatives in Kabul.
Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.
A few days ago, Dr. Zanidin Amin sent his seven children and the rest of his family back to their hometown of Marjah, a district outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Their house in the capital had been hit by bullets during heavy fighting between Afghan Government forces and armed opposition groups.
Polio workers around the world overcome huge obstacles every day to protect millions of children and ensure that we end polio.
World Polio Day on 24 October provides an opportunity to reflect on just how many hands are contributing to making polio history. From committed donors and governments to citizen activists and non-governmental organisations to international partners, thousands of people work tirelessly to get vaccines to every last child.
By James Jeffrey
Second in an in-depth series on Afghanistan's migration crisis
Since arriving in Germany last August and two months later being transferred by authorities to the small town of Altenberg in the east of the country, Rohullah Qaderi, a 24-year-old former TV producer and reporter from northern Afghanistan, has done his best to integrate.
Asia: Catching the wave of success
As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.
The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.
As of 24 October, Kunduz city appeared stable, albeit with NSAG present in some areas on city outskirts.
Around 65,807 individuals were displaced from Kunduz during the past three weeks; IDPs largely arrived in Kabul, Pul-e-Khumri, Taloqan, Fayzabad and Mazar-i-Sharif.