- IOM: Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (6 - 12 August 2017)
- FEWS NET: Food Security Outlook, June 2017 to January 2018
- OCHA: Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 7 - 13 August 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Afghanistan: Avalanches and Floods - Jan 2017
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Afghanistan: Avalanches, Floods and Landslides - Feb 2015
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods and Landslides - Apr 2014
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Afghanistan: Earthquake - Apr 2013
- Afghanistan: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2013
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Jul 2012
- Afghanistan: Earthquakes - Jun 2012
- Afghanistan: Measles Outbreak - Feb 2012
Agnieszka Paczynska | Aug 18, 2017
Every province of Afghanistan is required by law to have a Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre (JRC) in its capital city to house and rehabilitate children in conflict with the law sentenced to detention. An alternative to full detention is the Open JRC, where children spend daytime in rehabilitation and evenings and weekends at home. The Open JRC in Kabul nevertheless remains a detention facility.
New York, 18 August 2017): At an event today to mark World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for global action to protect civilians trapped in armed conflict and joined UN staff to symbolically “stand together” with all those affected by conflict.
Recommendations to the Security Council
Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 979 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.
Mossoul, Alep, Sanaa… Incarnation de la barbarie des hommes, en 2016 et 2017, ces villes ont été le symbole du mépris le plus total de la vie des civils. Le 23 septembre prochain, à l’occasion de sa 23e Pyramide de chaussures, Handicap International dénoncera à nouveau ces pratiques, rappelant que ces atteintes à la vie des civils ne sont pas une fatalité. Dans 29 villes en France, des voix s’élèveront partout pour rappeler aux États leur responsabilité en matière de protection des civils.
On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to humanitarians who have lost their lives helping people in need worldwide.
GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today honoured the “commitment and spirit” of humanitarian workers who daily risk their lives to care for those affected by violence worldwide, and who are often targets themselves.
(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.
Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:
Access of humanitarian actors to affected population
Access of people in need to humanitarian aid
Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.
Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.
Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.
Attacks on health facilities and on health workers, as well as intimidation constitute a major limitation to access to health care in Afghanistan.
In the last two weeks health workers have been abducted from a clinic in Badghis and another clinic was set ablaze in Farah province.
In the years 2015 and 2016, 240 attacks on health facilities have been reported.
Since the beginning of 2017, 24 health facilities have been destroyed or damaged either deliberately or as collateral damage.
119, ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2017
363, 401 ARRIVALS IN 2016
453 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication: Afghanistan,
January 2016–June 2017
460 Human cases of influenza at the human-animal interface,
January 2015–April 2017
476 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2017
453 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite:
Afghanistan, janvier 2016-juin 2017
460 Cas humains de grippe à l’interface homme-animal, janvier 2015-avril 2017
More people have died delivering aid in Syria than anywhere else in 2017, an analysis by international aid organisation CARE Australia has found.
New figures reveal 80 aid workers have been killed this year, including 29 in Syria where there has been intense fighting since 2011.
“Syria is the most dangerous place on earth to be an aid worker,” said CARE Australia’s Gender in Emergencies Specialist Isadora Quay.
UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa
The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).
Representation at the ATCR