- OCHA Conflict in North-eastern Afghanistan Flash Update No. 1 (17 April 2016)
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 50 | 01 – 31 March 2016
- OHCHR/UNAMA: Afghanistan Annual Report 2015: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Feb 2016 [EN/Dari/Pashto]
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.
Arrivals and Departures
During the first four months of 2016 27,893 people arrived by sea to Italy. During the same period in 2015, 26,228 people disembarked which constitutes an increase of 6%. In Italy, the number of refugees and migrants who arrived in April was noted to be 9,116. As compared to the same month in 2015 (16,063), the total number of arrivals has dropped by more than half (57%).
Zia-U-Rahman Hasrat, Noor Zahid
The United States and the West have long targeted Afghan opium and heroin production. Now the industry has a new enemy: Islamic State (IS).
Afghan opium farmers in areas under IS control told VOA's Afghan service that IS has started eradicating poppy crops in eastern parts of the country.
IS has reportedly destroyed opium plants used for heroin production in Nangarhar's Achin and Dehbala districts and has warned farmers to find another cash crop.
The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.
Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors
Slightly more than half are Afghans
In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period 2008-2013, it almost doubled in 2014 to reach slightly more than 23 000 persons, then nearly quadrupled in 2015.
The situation is paradoxical: despite repeated emphasis on the importance of civil society for conflict resolution and peacebuilding, its space for action and freedom to act are becoming increasingly restricted. What are the external and internal factors that have sparked these restrictions? And what measures can be taken to address them?
SRP 2016 achievements against strategic Indicators
Total 465,263 individual’s people received assistance from FSAC partners against a total target of 1.7 million. Increase caseload of IDP’s because of continued increased conflict pushed cluster partners to prioritise support for the IDP’s. Total 13 partners reported their data for the first quarter.
Paris, FRANCE | AFP | Monday 5/2/2016 - 08:41 GMT |
Police evacuated more than one thousand people from a makeshift migrant camp near a Paris metro station on Monday, the third time the camp has been cleared in as many months.
Shortly after 6:00 am, people who had been staying in the tightly packed tents under an elevated section of the Stalingrad station in the north of Paris began boarding buses to take them to reception centres.
The evacuation passed off largely without incident, authorities said.
Paris, FRANCE | AFP | lundi 02/05/2016 - 07:59 GMT
Un campement d'un millier de migrants, qui s'était reconstitué ces dernières semaines sous le métro aérien à Paris, a été évacué lundi, troisième opération au même endroit depuis mars.
"1.619 personnes ont été mises à l'abri" et acheminées "vers des centres d'hébergement" de la région parisienne essentiellement, a annoncé la préfecture.
NEW YORK, APRIL 29, 2016 -- The United States military today released its investigative report on the attack on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on 3 October 2015. The attack killed 42 people, including 14 MSF staff members, and wounded dozens more.
STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS
UNHCR and partners learned of 127 irregular arrivals: 110 from fYR Macedonia and 17 from Bulgaria.
Over the reporting period between 230 and 280 asylum seekers were waiting their admission into Hungarian “transit zones”. 115 departed by accessing Hungarian asylum procedures.
The permission for HCIT to access asylum seekers at the Hungarian border in Kelebija and Horgos remains pending the approval from the authorities.