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24 Aug 2016 description

The tenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the WHO Director-General on 11 August 2016.

The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine­derived polioviruses (cVDPV).

23 Aug 2016 description

Kazakhstan and Japan will for the first time work in tandem on a USD 400,000 programme designed to expand women’s economic independence and rights in Afghanistan.

Although Kazakhstan has helped other countries in the past, this is the first project that the country will implement in line with international standards for providing official development assistance.

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | mardi 23/08/2016 - 10:00 GMT

Un Soudanais d'une trentaine d'années est mort de ses blessures, après une rixe survenue mardi matin entre migrants soudanais et afghans à proximité de Calais (nord de la France), où sont concentrés plusieurs milliers de réfugiés, a-t-on appris auprès de la préfecture.

Un second migrant soudanais a été blessé à la tête, mais ses jours ne sont pas en danger.

Il s'agit du 11e migrant mort à Calais et ses environs depuis le 1er janvier 2016, selon un décompte officiel.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 8/23/2016 - 09:38 GMT | 233 words

One Sudanese migrant was killed and another injured in clashes with Afghan migrants outside the French port of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

The two migrants were among a group of people from the "Jungle" camp who tried to access a motorway to smuggle onto trucks crossing the Channel to Britain on Monday night, local police said.

In scenes that play out nightly, police pushed back the would-be stowaways.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities

  • CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive

  • NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters

  • India funding terrorists in Balochistan

  • Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism

  • NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism

  • Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks

23 Aug 2016 description

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs

Directorate of Mine Action Coordination
Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The estimated total number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia rose to around 4,400. Close to 80% of them were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,074 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,262 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre.

22 Aug 2016 description

Inside this Newsletter

⇒ Seasonal Food Security Assessment (SFSA) 2016 Update ⇒ FSAC 2nd Quarter 2016 Achievements ⇒ Locust Infestation in Ghor Province ⇒ 2016 Pre-Harvest Assessment Key Messages ⇒ Food Security Situation in Badakhshan ⇒ Common Humanitarian Fund 1st allocation 2016 ⇒ 3Ws for 2nd Quarter 2016 ⇒ Case Study by a Partner ⇒ Afghanistan Market Price ⇒ Success Story by a Partner

Seasonal Food Security Assessment (SFSA) 2016

22 Aug 2016 description
report Humedica

by BWO, 2016/08/19

Since August 2015 many thousands of refugees come to the vacation island of Lesbos in Greece. Hence the isle attracted international media attention, but still struggles to cope with the new challenges. humedica now assists to provide for the people in the camps.

22 Aug 2016 description

The report summarizes the technical content of the workshop, highlights key principles, lessons and way forward. The workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF and the SUN Movement Secretariat, aimed to accelerate the efforts of Asian countries in the SUN movement to increase the dialogue and alignment among sectors by reporting on multi-sectoral nutrition budgets and costs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans, addressing the issue of decentralized public finance, and contributing to making the investment case for nutrition.

22 Aug 2016 description

Between 1 January 2016 and 16 August 2016, 221,343 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 30 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.

21 Aug 2016 description

BAMYAN - Strengthening civil society’s role in decision-making at the grassroots level, with a view to enhance government transparency and accountability, was the aim of a UN-backed event held in the Yakawlang district of central Bamyan province.

At the event, which was supported by the regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), nearly 40 participants came together to identify challenges facing civil society involvement in local government decision-making and to recommend practical actions for improvement.

21 Aug 2016 description

Kunduz, Afghanistan | AFP | Sunday 8/21/2016 - 10:21 GMT

Afghan forces have recaptured a district that had fallen briefly to the Taliban, officials and residents said Sunday, after thousands of people fled their homes in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province.

Khan Abad district, which is around 30 kilometres east of Kunduz city -- the provincial capital where militants last year scored their biggest ever victory -- had fallen to the Taliban after they launched a pre-dawn attack on the district centre on Saturday, according to local officials.

21 Aug 2016 description

Unregistered refugees are falling between the cracks

21 Aug 2016 description

During 8-14 August, a total of 18,502 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Turkham and Spin Boldak borders of Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces according to the figures provided by the Border Monitoring Team of Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Out of this, 18,153 were spontaneous returnees in family groups and 349 were deported individuals. In comparison with the first week of August, the return has decreased by 4% during 8-14 August.

20 Aug 2016 description

ZULFIQAR ALI

PESHAWAR: The United Nations Voluntary Repatriation Centre (VRC) in Peshawar is unable to cope with the unexpected surge in the number of repatriating Afghan refugees, who traveled from Punjab and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but got stuck for days due to the slow verification process.

20 Aug 2016 description

Kunduz, Afghanistan | AFP | Saturday 8/20/2016 - 12:59 GMT

The Taliban on Saturday captured a district in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province, near the provincial capital where militants scored their biggest victory in 14 years last September.

The militants, waging a bloody insurgency to topple the Western-backed Kabul government, have intensified their attacks nationwide and tightened their grip on the besieged capital of Helmand province southwest of Kunduz in recent weeks.