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08 Dec 2016 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights

  • Villagers with no previous means of livelihood are being given an opportunity to earn a living through loans from local village associations, allowing them to invest in income generating activities.

  • The establishment of Village Saving and Loan Associations is a result of the Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program, implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.

08 Dec 2016 description

Mejoran las perspectivas agrícolas mundiales, pero las temporadas de carestía acechan en un futuro inmediato

8 de diciembre de 2016, Roma - Los conflictos civiles y el impacto de una meteorología adversa han afectado gravemente a la seguridad alimentaria en 2016, aumentando el número de países que necesitan ayuda alimentaria, según un informe de la FAO. La nueva edición de Perspectivas de cosechas y situación alimentaria, publicada hoy, subraya que 39 países necesitan de ayuda externa para conseguir alimentos.

08 Dec 2016 description

Les perspectives agricoles mondiales s’améliorent malgré la menace de saisons maigres dans un futur proche

08 Dec 2016 description

A National Islamic Advisory Group has been established in Somalia to support polio eradication and routine immunization.

Somali Islamic scholars held a two day meeting in December to discuss the state of polio eradication and how to protect Somali children from all vaccine-preventable diseases.

08 Dec 2016 description

Polio this week as of 7 December 2016

08 Dec 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future

8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.

07 Dec 2016 description

Activists warn that public awareness campaigns are having little impact.

By Sohdaba Ehrari

Laila, a 15-year-old girl from the Gozra district of Herat, was married off two years ago. She now has a six-month-old child.

As she tried to soothe her fractious baby, she told IWPR how dissatisfied she was with her life.

07 Dec 2016 description

Brushing aside suicide bombings and public scorn, the young women of Afghanistan's first freestyle cycling club hope their pop-a-wheelies, bunnyhops and backflips will trailblaze a new path for future generations

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07 Dec 2016 description

On 1 November, IOM assisted 167 stranded Nigerien migrants, including 48 women, 40 children and 79 men, to return home to Niger from southern Libya.

The Community Stabilization Programme brought the Southern Heritage Festival for Peace to Twaiwa Village on 15 November.

IOM has offered two mobile-phones for the 32 women who escaped from the Islamic State in Sirte, with more interventions planned.

IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Analytical report.

Situation Overview

07 Dec 2016 description

After months of preparations, the media campaign on fortified nutritious foods was eventually inaugurated on 29 November 2016 at MoPH’s Sohaila Sediqu Conference Hall. The event was attended by senior officials of Ministry of Public Health, WFP Deputy Country Director, Ms Naoko Fukunaga, other WFO staff and representatives from other stakeholders including the media.

06 Dec 2016 description

A pesar de que el mundo ha cambiado en 65 años desde que se redactó la Convención, el Alto Comisionado Adjunto para la Protección del ACNUR, Volker Türk, explica por qué esta continúa siendo relevante en la actualidad.

06 Dec 2016 description
report People in Need

Thanks to its support there are now seven times as many school goers compared to the year 2001

06 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • 3,019 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 27 November and 3 December, a 27.3% decrease from the previous week.
  • 4,673 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 26.2% decrease from the previous week.
  • 239,743 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 410,695 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

Situation Overview

06 Dec 2016 description

Situation Overview

During 2016, the volume of Afghan refugees and undocumented migrants returning to Afghanistan steadily increased with an estimated 232,566 undocumented individuals having returned by November 2016. As per current estimates, approximately 0.7 million undocumented Afghans continue to reside in Pakistan. In coordination with IOM Afghanistan, IOM Pakistan is supporting information collection, dissemination and in-kind assistance to returnees.

06 Dec 2016 description

OVERVIEW

The United States Agency for International Development is partnering with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support the Afghan Government and civil society to improve access to safe drinking water, community sanitation facilities, and hygiene practices in households, schools, and health facilities. The program aims to improve the lives of at least 75,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged households in 16 selected rural Afghan provinces.

06 Dec 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 04 Dec 2016): 171,909

Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2016: 124

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 31

Average daily arrivals during Nov 2016: 66

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 3

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Dec 2016: 144

05 Dec 2016 description

Between June and September 2016, over 17,000 people in 16 countries were asked to share their views on a range of issues relating to war – in the People on War survey. The results are both reassuring and alarming.

05 Dec 2016 description

Ottawa Convention concludes in Chile

Santiago, Chile – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP) has concluded a week of work in Santiago, Chile, recording success in stockpile destruction with Poland announcing it had destroyed one million stockpiled landmines bringing to 158 the number of States that no longer hold stocks. With Poland's stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 49 million landmines.

05 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners encountered a stable number of around 6,400 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Over 5,300 (i.e. 84%) were accommodated in thirteen governmental facilities, while the remainder were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary.