- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 55, 1–31 Aug 2016
- OCHA Afghanistan 2016 Flash Appeal: Situation Update No. 1 (17 Sep 2016)
- USD 21 Million Needed to Help 400,000 Afghan Returnees from Pakistan By Year-End: IOM, 16 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
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Lahore: Congo virus claims another life
Criticality of climate change explained
Comprehensive arrangements for treatment of dengue patients
4.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Nawabshah
Accounts of over 8,400 terror financing suspects being frozen
State sponsor of terrorism: US bill unlikely to gain Congressional support
Safe travel: Plea moved for effective measures against accidents
TDPs return, rehab continue at full pace
A centre for young refugees in Saint-Omer offers shelter and protection, as well as the chance to enjoy being children again.
By: Céline Schmitt in Saint-Omer, France
On a cloudy day in the northern French town of Saint-Omer, Ibrahim, from Darfur in Sudan, is tending to a crop of vegetables with eight other young teenagers.
Ranging from 14 to 17 years in age, they are among the lucky few who have been given a place at Saint-Omer’s Maison du Jeune Réfugié (‘house for young refugees’), run by the NGO France Terre d’Asile.
Hungary: Appalling treatment of asylum-seekers a deliberate populist ploy
Thousands of asylum-seekers – including unaccompanied children – are suffering violent abuse, illegal push backs and unlawful detention at the hands of Hungary’s authorities and a system blatantly designed to deter them, Amnesty International has revealed in a new report.
KUNDUZ - The key role of women in supporting good governance in Kunduz was a major takeaway from a UNAMA-backed consultative meeting in this northeastern province.
More than 50 people – the majority women -- took part in the one-day event, including representatives from civil society, government, the provincial council, Ulama council and local media. The roundtable aimed to raise awareness about the importance of women having roles in governmental institutions at the provincial level and to advocate for their employment as civil servants.
HERAT - Achieving gender parity, especially in education, is one of the most crucial tools in the fight against radicalization and extremism, said participants at a UN-backed ‘Global Open Days’ event in the provincial capital of Herat.
More than 30 civil society representatives, women’s rights activists, academics, religious scholars and government officials discussed the issue of violent extremism and women’s rights in Afghanistan’s third largest city.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 25 Sep 2016): 166,347
Total arrivals in Greece during Sep 2016:2,603
Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 104
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 111
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 45
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Sep 2016: 1,394
Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
142 dead - 51 missing (31 July 2016)
- Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
Issuing Country: Afghanistan
2016 – 2021
The goal of USAID’s Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutrition (IHSAN) project is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children less than five years old, with a focus on the first 1,000 days (conception to 24 months of age). The expected outcomes of the IHSAN are to decrease stunting by at least 5 percent over five years, and reduce anemia among women of reproductive age by at least 10 percent. The objectives of IHSAN are:
433 Cholera, 2015
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From 1 January 2016 to 18 September 2016, 271,584 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 31 out of 34 provinces had recorded some level of forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, thus preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining the provision of assistance and services. Displacement affects all individuals differently with needs, vulnerabilities and protection risks evolving over time due to exhaustion of coping mechanisms and only basic emergency assistance provided following initial displacement.
The deadline issued by the Government of Pakistan remains 31 Dec. for the return of registered Afghan refugees. Although there has been no mention of an official deadline for the return of undocumented Afghans, the pace of returns is also significant. The amount of all returns has increased substantially in the past three months, interrupted only by a slow period during Eid. It is expected this pace will continue until the winter season begins.
Calais, France | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 12:00 GMT |
by David COURBET Claire GALLEN
French President Francois Hollande said Monday the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais would be dismantled by the end of this year under a plan to spread asylum seekers around the country.
"I have come to Calais to confirm the decision that I took with the government... to dismantle (the camp) definitively, entirely and rapidly, that means by the end of the year," Hollande said on his first visit to Calais as president.
83 projects have been inaugurated and handed over in Koh e Safi district of Parwan province.
These projects are include of road, water supply network, agricultural water supply , social center and retaining wall, that have been completed through various programs of MRRD at a cost of 69 million and 560 Afs and used by 7189 families in 53 villages .
And also the construction work of water supply network of Khwaja Sayaran village of Parwan has been started.
Islamabad, September 21, 2016: Pakistan and Afghanistan polio teams gathered in Islamabad today to deliberate on common challenges and issues faced by both countries during the course of polio eradication. The meeting agreed on improving the cross border coordination mechanism to fast track progress finish line. The meeting was organized in the backdrop of the recent outbreak in the South KP / FATA and South Eastern Afghanistan Block. Basic objective of the meeting was to review status in the Common polio Reservoirs and joint planning to address the outbreaks.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners in Serbia, continued growing, now to 5,000. 86% (or 4,309) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,560 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,749 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre, while the others were counted at night in Belgrade City or the border with Hungary. UNHCR, authorities and partners maintained reinforced presence and support at all sites throughout the country.
Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week
Africa Weather Hazards
Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.
• ACAP III began assessing victims of the 24 August attack on the American University of Afghanistan that killed 13 and wounded over 30 people.
• 50 immediate assistance distribution events were held in various parts of the country. 784 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 6,234 beneficiaries (3,077 male and 3,157 female).
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.
Forced marriage and domestic violence are fuelling the phenomenon.
By Mina Habib
Sima, 27, spent five years in prison for the supposed crime of running away with the boy she loved.
She told IWPR that her family had wanted her to marry a rich man who was 20 years older, but that she had wanted someone else.