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21 Jul 2017 description

A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

20 Jul 2017 description

With support from the European Commission, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is running safe spaces for refugee women and girls in Greece. Nazia and Rolian met some months ago in the Eleonas refugee camp near Athens, where their families are neighbours. The two girls attend the space to socialise, learn and practice their favourite hobby: dancing.

20 Jul 2017 description

Much attention has been paid to aid allocation across countries, including whether aid should target poor people or poor countries. There has been less focus on where aid is spent when it reaches recipient countries, at sub-national levels. This is becoming an increasingly important issue in the context of the ‘leave no-one behind’ agenda. This short note presents new analysis on the relationship between aid allocation and sub-national estimates of poverty in four countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Honduras and Nigeria.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, facilities and ambulances between January and June 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

20 Jul 2017 description

KUNDUZ - In the northeast region of Afghanistan, the UN is working on an initiative to leverage the power of local radio and television to build support among communities for reducing conflict, fighting corruption and advancing peace.

In an event this week, the Kunduz regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) brought senior journalists together from Kunduz and Takhar provinces to discuss ways to build stronger community ties in an area of the country where the conflict has taken an especially heavy toll on normal life.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Flawed Procedures Leave Those on Lesbos at Risk of Abuse

(Athens) – Unaccompanied migrant children on the Greek island of Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and unable to access the specific care they need, Human Rights Watch said today.

19 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Economic and Social Impact of Disasters and Climate Risks in South Asia

19 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Many more women are being killed and injured in Afghanistan today than a year ago, according to the United Nation’s latest civilian casualty report. They are casualties of an intensifying armed conflict that is also claiming more children as victims every year.

As news outlets focus on increases in US troop numbers and policy shifts in Afghanistan, it’s easy to forget the terrible toll the war has on Afghan civilians.

19 Jul 2017 description

With five national campaigns since October 2016, Pakistan is well positioned to face the challenges ahead.

At the end of May 2017, more than 38 million children under the age of 5 were vaccinated against polio in Pakistan. During the campaign, over 250,000 trained polio workers went from house to house across the length and breadth of the country to vaccinate children against the crippling disease.

19 Jul 2017 description

KABUL - Addressing residents of the Surobi district of Kabul province in a UN-backed radio discussion, government officials, women’s rights activists and a broad range of other community leaders emphasized the critical importance of institutionalizing the principles of peace at all levels of local society, from the social to the political.

18 Jul 2017 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting Afghanistan over the past few days, causing flash floods.

  • According to local media, as of 18 July at 7.00 UTC, at least 16 people have been killed, 19 people have been injured and up to 250 houses have been destroyed in the districts of Nusay, Shekay and Kuf Ab districts (province of Badakhshan).

  • Over the next 24 hours, light to locally moderate rain may affect the areas already affected by the floods.

18 Jul 2017 description

Pari moved her chair to the far edge of the screening center, making sure she could observe the stream of migrants as closely as possible. As the hours passed by, the heat at southern Afghanistan’s Milak border crossing with Iran climbed to 47 degrees, but she did not move from her chair. “I want to make sure that I don’t miss any returnee from Iran”, she explains firmly. “This is why I come at 8am when the returnees start pouring in, and stay all day until 6 or 7pm when the returns stop. My husband Esmat-ullah and I try to take turns, one day he comes to Milak, and the next day I come.

18 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • 2,177 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 7,238 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 73,790 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

  • 178,507 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

  • 97% of returnees from Pakistan (2,122 individuals) assisted

  • 4.5% of returnees from Iran (329)

Return from Pakistan

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

“It was 7 in the morning and I had not yet started my working day, when Hafsa (not her real name) was brought to the clinic with normal labour pains,” said Mahbooba, 27, an experienced midwife who runs the Aqtash clinic in Sayed Khel District of Parwan Province together with another health worker, a physician.

On that morning Mahmooda attended Hafsa’s delivery and a healthy baby was born later that day, Hafsa’s first child. Everything was normal until Mahmooda noticed that Hafsa was bleeding heavily and she was starting to show signs of shock.

18 Jul 2017 description

These families in 2014 due to military attack of Pakistan on terrorism displaced from their own village to Khost province. These families during their displacement found humanitarian assistance by DoRR, UNHCR, and IOM.

It is mentionable after the opening of Ghulm Khan Border increased the returnees to eastern Waziristan.

18 Jul 2017 description

These people on Saturday 15 July 2017 returned through Turkham Border to Nangarhar province, among of them 126 people were documented and 155 were undocumented.

200 USD supported to every documented returnee by UNHCR and 30 USD to every undocumented returnee by IOM. As well as DoRR of Nangarhar province with cooperation of UNOCHA on Saturday distributed to 500 families medicine package.