- OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 19 to 25 June 2017
- IOM: Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report - 11-17 June 2017
- OCHA Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 64 | 01 – 31 May 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
[as delivered] New York, 21 June 2017
Good morning, Mr. President, Esteemed Members of the Security Council.
Opening fire on a tent full of demonstrators, the Afghan security forces have demonstrated a chilling disregard for human life. The protestors, who were fired upon on the night of 19 June 2017, had been peacefully protesting against the deterioration of security in the country and the relentless loss of civilian lives since the worst attack on civilians in 15 years struck the capital Kabul on 31 May, killing at least 150 people and wounding hundreds.
FACTIONALIZATION AND GROUP GRIEVANCE FUEL RISE IN INSTABILITY
J. J. MESSNER
Important lessons on stopping the poliovirus in the most challenging locations are moving the polio eradication programme closer to the finishing line.
In recent years, the global drive to eradicate polio has seen the virus cornered in fewer places than ever before. Yet polio’s final strongholds are some of the most complicated places in the world to deliver vaccination campaigns. Insecurity and conflict are some of the challenges to delivering vaccines, as well as populations on the move, testing terrain and weather, and weak health systems.
The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, has appointed Mr Roland Kobia as the Special Envoy of the European Union to Afghanistan.
The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, has today announced the appointment of Mr Roland Kobia as the Special Envoy of the European Union to Afghanistan. The Special Envoy's main task will be to advance the European Union's contribution to delivering lasting peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and in the region.
From 1 January to 5 June 2017, 136,300 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, with 29 of 34 provinces recording forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining provision of assistance and services. Inadequate shelter, food insecurity, insufficient access to sanitation and health facilities, as well as a lack of protection, often result in precarious living conditions that jeopardises the well-being and dignity of displaced families.
20 June 2017 | UNESCO Office in Afghanistan—UNESCO has initiated cultural projects for IDP (Internally Displaced Person) and returnee settlements in Herat, Afghanistan. This initiative contributes to the social integration of the Afghan IDPs and returnees by building their social cohesion through common cultural linkages and the promotion of human rights. Pilot activities with participatory theatre for IDPs and returnees and their host communities have started in the Maslakh (Behzad) and Police Station settlements.
Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)
Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict
Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May
Already unprecedented food assistance needs grow further; risk of Famine persist
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
Two million Australian dollars to support crucial reproductive health care and address violence against women among internally displaced people and returning migrants
Kabul 20 June 2017 - The Government of Australia has stepped up its long-running support for the crucial work the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, does in Afghanistan with a pledge of two million Australian dollars for emergency reproductive health care and supplies along with services to tackle violence against women among internally displaced people and returning migrants.
81,292 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 20 June
363,401 arrivals in 2016