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25 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank

KABUL, September 25, 2016 —World Bank Senior Vice President for Operations Kyle Peters pledged continued support for Afghanistan on a two-day visit to Kabul that discussed government preparations for the Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan in Brussels in October and reviewed development progress in the country.

25 Sep 2016 description

Islamabad, September 21, 2016: Pakistan and Afghanistan polio teams gathered in Islamabad today to deliberate on common challenges and issues faced by both countries during the course of polio eradication. The meeting agreed on improving the cross border coordination mechanism to fast track progress finish line. The meeting was organized in the backdrop of the recent outbreak in the South KP / FATA and South Eastern Afghanistan Block. Basic objective of the meeting was to review status in the Common polio Reservoirs and joint planning to address the outbreaks.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

24 Sep 2016 description

Highlights:

• ACAP III began assessing victims of the 24 August attack on the American University of Afghanistan that killed 13 and wounded over 30 people.

• 50 immediate assistance distribution events were held in various parts of the country. 784 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 6,234 beneficiaries (3,077 male and 3,157 female).

23 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

11,803 Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015

10,571 Accommodation places with services for relocation candidates/other asylum seekers established since January in line with UNHCR policy on alternatives to camps. Cash/voucher assistance granted to 3,000 relocation candidates.

343 Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece until August 2016

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced marriage and domestic violence are fuelling the phenomenon.

By Mina Habib

Sima, 27, spent five years in prison for the supposed crime of running away with the boy she loved.

She told IWPR that her family had wanted her to marry a rich man who was 20 years older, but that she had wanted someone else.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 181/2016

Syrians continued to be the most numerous

During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

23 Sep 2016 description

51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Of the 4,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners, 86% (or 4,234) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,606 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,628 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

23 Sep 2016 description

300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,501 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Sep 2016 description

The main objective of this research study is to examine the possibility of integrating migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, in the event that the Government of Serbia (the “Government”) decides to accept them and provide them with long-term accommodation in Serbia.

22 Sep 2016 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the initialing today in Kabul of a draft peace agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin.

UNAMA supports the efforts by Afghanistan’s National Unity Government to engage all those interested in establishing an equitable peace. This agreement demonstrates the preparedness of Afghanistan’s government to seek peace with armed anti-government elements. A credible peace process must remain owned and driven by Afghans.

22 Sep 2016 description

SEEKING TO SAVE LIVES, PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES

22 Sep 2016 description

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has begun implementing the relief aid project in two areas of Kabul Province, in Afghanistan.

The move follows directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Khalifa Foundation.

22 Sep 2016 description

For the past three years, ACTED has been working to improve girls’ educational opportunities in Afghanistan through the DFID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) program. ACTED has supported over 4,000 girls enroll in primary school, graduated over 10,000 girls from literacy and numeracy classes, and supported over 700 girls in learning a vocation.

Overcoming barriers to girls’ enrollment in schools

22 Sep 2016 description

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 16:01 GMT

by Mushtaq MOJADDIDI

Afghanistan Thursday signed a peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to make a political comeback despite a history of war crimes and after years in hiding.

Hekmatyar, who heads the now largely dormant Hezb-i-Islami militant group, is the latest in a series of controversial figures that Kabul has sought to reintegrate in the post-Taliban era by granting judicial immunity for past crimes.

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11824
21 SEPTEMBER 2016
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 11TH, 12TH & 13TH MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)

Focusing on international peace and security, world leaders stressed the need to curb terrorist attacks, end ongoing conflict, resolve the refugee crisis and reform the Security Council, as the General Assembly continued its annual debate today.