- OCHA/UNAMA/UNICEF: Bearing the Brunt of Conflict In Afghanistan - Dashboard
- OCHA Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 42, 1 - 31 July 2015
- FEWS-NET: Afghanistan Food Security Outlook July to December 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Afghanistan 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan: Mid-Year Review of Financing, Achievements and Response Challenges
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- UNHCR Refugee Response in Afghanistan - Updated requirements, Jan-Dec 2015
Röszke, Hongrie | AFP | lundi 31/08/2015 - 00:07 GMT
par Csaba SEGESVARI / avec Serene ASSIR à Presevo en Serbie
Plusieurs dirigeants européens sont montés au créneau dimanche en faveur du droit d'asile des réfugiés au moment où des milliers de migrants progressaient sur la route des Balkans dans l'espoir de gagner l'espace Schengen.
Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, António Guterres, se félicite de la déclaration conjointe franco-britannique à propos de la situation à Calais ainsi que du plan d’action qui y est associé, tel qu’il a été annoncé aujourd’hui.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, welcomes the joint Franco-British declaration on the situation in Calais and the associated action plan announced today.
OXFORD, 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - Migrant arrivals to Europe in 2015 were widely expected to surpass the record levels reached in 2014, as conflicts in Syria and elsewhere raged on. But the staggering number of sea arrivals to Greece in recent weeks appears to have taken many by surprise. Greece recorded more than 50,000 arrivals in July, according to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, surpassing in just one month the 43,500 who arrived during the whole of 2014.
August 17, 2015 - The recent government reaction to the events in Calais has focused on strengthening border control as a primary response. As many European states, including the UK, take this approach, the complex mixed migration flows and causes of human mobility have been lost in a heated debate characterised by increased security and threats to deport irregular migrants.
Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Tuesday 8/18/2015 - 19:37 GMT
by Nina LARSON
A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures Tuesday, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc.
EU border agency Frontex reported that its latest figures far outstripped the previous monthly record in June of 70,000.
The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.
A group of migrants arrived in Kent yesterday, after a harrowing journey through the Eurotunnel – with many injured and traumatised.
Most people required on-the-spot first aid after risking their lives to get to the UK.
There was also a need for basic supplies, such as blankets, as most arrived here with few or no belongings.
Crushed to death
According to news reports, there were around 1,500 attempts to cross into the UK from Calais on the night of Tuesday 28 July.
Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 18:06 GMT
About 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in the French port town of Calais overnight in a desperate bid to reach England through the Channel tunnel, a spokesman said Tuesday.
"It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half," said the spokesman for Eurotunnel, which is battling often deadly efforts by migrants to smuggle into Britain.
A new investigation by the BBC has revealed that young Afghan asylum seekers who arrived in Britain as unaccompanied children are being returned to Afghanistan despite growing fears for their safety.
The BBC’s film Deported to Afghanistan, highlights that young people who are returned to Afghanistan fear for their lives amid a deteriorating security situation.
By Christopher Horwood
NAIROBI, 14 July 2015 (IRIN) - In a new column, Christopher Horwood, who has worked in humanitarian and development aid for over three decades and is the founding coordinator of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) in Nairobi, Kenya, urges EU leaders to rethink their contradictory approach to irregular migration
Human Rights Council MORNING/MIDDAY/AFTERNOON
17 June 2015
Hears Address from Minister for Human Rights of Yemen, Concludes Interactive Dialogue on Transnational Corporations and on Trafficking in Persons
By Kieran Guilbert
CROYDON, England, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The two bowlers gasp as the ball flies narrowly past the head of 22-year-old Mati, then burst into laughter as the batsman's momentary look of panic turns into a bashful grin.
The scene on a sunny afternoon at this modest cricket club in south London is a world away from war-torn Afghanistan, where these three young men - Mati, Arman and Haroon - grew up.
Read the full report on Reuters - AlertNet.
Asylum decisions in the EU
Syrians remain the main beneficiaries
The 27 EU Member States for which data are available granted protection status to 185 000 asylum seekers in 2014, up by almost 50% compared with 2013. Since 2008, more than 750 000 asylum seekers have been granted protection status in the EU.
These data on the results of asylum decisions in the EU are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
More than 1 out of 3 persons granted protection status in the EU was Syrian
A warm welcome for child refugees
Unaccompanied child refugees flee to Britain escaping war and persecution. They have often experienced significant trauma; including witnessing the death of a loved one or suffering abuse or exploitation themselves.
Unsurprisingly, child refugees are usually extremely frightened and completely bewildered when they arrive on British shores.
Statistics on International Development (SID) is an annual publication that provides an overview of official UK spend on international development. The publication is the official release of finalised 2013 estimates, updating the previous provisional estimates1 published in April 2014. The publication covers:
Total UK spend on international development for the 2013 calendar year;
Trends for the last five years;
Key breakdowns by destination country or organisation, type of assistance and purpose;
Despite reasonable growth rates, the Asia Pacific region is home to 743 milliion people living on less than $1.25 per day, and 1.6 billion on less than $2 per day (40% of the population) (UNESCAP 2013). The core countries of the Asia Regional Programme are among those with the worst poverty rates in Asia (e.g. 76%, 60% 53% on less than $2 per day in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal respectively). The development challenges are complex and multidimensional – with significant economic, political, social and environmental drivers.
03 October 2014
In response to remarks by David Cameron during his visit to Afghanistan today, Rowan Harvey, ActionAid's women's rights policy advisor, said:
"The £178m a year the UK government has pledged to support Afghanistan's development is an important first step, but the most fragile and patchy progress so far has been in realizing the rights of women.
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.