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13 Jun 2017 description

SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS

Shelter

Improvement of living conditions in sites was achieved in 2 islands with major ground/preparatory works in order to receive accommodation prefabricated housing units, over tents. This activity benefited approx. 2000 refugees and migrants.

13 Jun 2017 description

13 JUNE 2017 | GENEVA - World Health Organization Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has welcomed contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The pledges were made at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, USA which is being attended by 32 000 Rotarians from around the world.

“It is humbling to see again the power of this incredible global partnership to generate funding to fight one of the world’s most horrible and debilitating diseases,” said Dr Tedros.

13 Jun 2017 description

13 June 2017 - WHO conducted a training workshop on the use of evaluation protocols for the Early Warning and Response Network (EWARN) – a proactive disease surveillance system used to rapidly detect and react to suspected disease outbreaks in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies. The workshop was conducted in Cairo at WHO’s Regional office of the Eastern Mediterranean from 16 to 18 May 2017 by WHO global EWARN experts in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

13 Jun 2017 description

Afghanistan has suffered for the last 40 years with conflict and displacement of its people emanating from multiple but distinct sources. From the Soviet invasion to the Taliban regime and through to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) intervention and its aftermath, Afghans have had to face not only the direct impact of armed violence but also waves of internal displacement, migration and refugee return. In 2016 an estimated 400,000 Afghans returned from Iran and 600,000 from Pakistan, many of whom doing so involuntarily.

13 Jun 2017 description

KUNDUZ - The advocacy role of young Afghans in working with government to fight corruption, promote women’s equality and bring about sustainable peace was the focus of a radio debate in the northern province of Kunduz this week.

The programme, supported by the Kunduz regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), was designed to encourage youth participation in public life and help better define the responsibilities of young Afghans in their work with local-level government.

13 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants continued to slowly decline, with 6,471 counted in Serbia on 11 June. 92% of them were accommodated in 18 governmental shelters (below chart refers).

12 Jun 2017 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes Under-Secretary-General Ján Kubiš to Kabul today at the start of his two-day visit to the Afghan capital in the interest of completing a Security Council-requested strategic review of UNAMA and its work.

Mr Kubiš, former head of UNAMA, was in Kabul for one week last month conducting a broad range of meetings with national and international stakeholders. In the current two-day visit, he is scheduled to follow up with those stakeholders, in particular President Ashraf Ghani.

12 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 7,731

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 457

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 42

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 14

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017: 585

12 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12862

Security Council
7962nd Meeting (AM)

Despite Iraq, Syria Losses, Under-Secretary-General Warns Group Gaining Ground in East Africa, Afghanistan, South-East Asia

While Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) was being hobbled by lost territory and shrinking financial resources, collective efforts must be intensified to finally put an end to the terrorist group’s attacks in the region and beyond and to eradicate its deadly propaganda online, speakers told the Security Council today.

12 Jun 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

This year, more than 126,000 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is 28 per cent less compared to the same period in the previous year, in which 173,000 people were displaced. Displacements this year have reached the majority of the country, with displacements being registered in 29 out of 34 provinces.

Central: Since January, 7,744 people have been displaced in the central region, 6 per cent of the total displacement country-wide.

12 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Countries and partners pledge US$ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from polio every year

ATLANTA (12 June 2017) – Today, global health leaders gathered at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge US$ 1.2 billion to finance efforts to end the disease.

12 Jun 2017 description

CRC/C/OPAC/USA/CO/3-4

Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth report submitted by the United States of America under article 8, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

I. Introduction

12 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

1,091 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

4,426 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

68,052 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

150,166 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

81% of returnees from Pakistan (888 individuals) assisted

3% of returnees from Iran (119 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

12 Jun 2017 description

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Communities across Afghanistan must find ways to live in peace with each other, said participants at a UN-backed debate in the northern province of Balkh last week.

Some 30 representatives from Balkh’s Provincial Council, Peace Committee and civil society attended the event, which was backed by the Mazar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan to create a forum where Afghan community leaders could strategize about mediating local conflicts in the interest of promoting peace and stability across Balkh and the broader country.

11 Jun 2017 description

From 1 January 2017 to 04 June 2017, 126,594 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 29 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.

11 Jun 2017 description

Overview

In 2016, 18,175 refugees were resettled1 to 20 countries in Europe2, a 63% increase compared to 2015.

11 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 7,607

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 333

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 42

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 163

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017: 558

10 Jun 2017 description
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Pul I Khumri, Baghlan
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Baghlan I Jadid, Baghlan
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Baghlan I Jadid, Baghlan Revised V3

1. General Information:

Assessment Location: (Province/District/Village) Pul I Khumri, Baghlan

Type of crises: (Conflict/Nat. Disaster/Other) Conflict

Crisis Location: (Province/District/Village) Dahani-e-Ghori, Pul I Khumri

Assessment Team: (Name of I/NGO in the assessment team) WFP, ACTED, DoRR, WAW, DACAAR

Crises date: (date of displacement-Estimated) 02/17-03/17

Date of Notification: 06/03/17

Date of Assessment: (starting date/ending date) 08/03/17-15/03/17