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World + 15 others
Asylum Trends 2012: Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries

New and old conflict-affected countries, such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, contributed to an increase in asylum applications during 2012.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Pakistan Issue 11 | 1 – 31 January 2013

Attacks against aid workers are threatening life-saving activities they conduct in the neediest parts of the country. Since January 2012, at least 25 aid workers have been killed, 9 have been kidnapped and 14 have been injured in 51 reported incidents. In 2013 alone, 11 aid workers have been killed and 2 injured in 3 incidents

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World + 13 others
Protection in Practice: Food Assistance with Safety and Dignity

How can agencies like WFP be sure that food assistance doesn’t jeopardize the safety of the people they're trying to help? This is the question asked by the authors of a new book exploring the measures WFP has taken to keep people safe while providing them with assistance.

The 2008 attacks in Kandahar – in which Taliban members threw acid at girls going to school – prompted WFP to assess whether food assistance as an incentive to girls’ school attendance may be increasing their exposure to harm.

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Action Plan 2013

Insecurity remains the biggest determinant of humanitarian need in Afghanistan. Reinforcing the protection of civilians is the predominant objective of the humanitarian community in 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Humanitarian Bulletin Afghanistan Issue 10 | 01 – 30 November 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

• Winter preparedness continues in full swing

• 33,000 Afghans newly displaced in November 2012 because of conflict

• 19 reported attacks against humanitarian personnel and assets in October

• Afghanistan fourth-least funded 2012 CAP worldwide

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Pakistan + 1 other
Pakistan: Humanitarian Dashboard as of 18 December 2012

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Afghanistan + 7 others
Funding flows from Central Asia, January- October 2011

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Tajikistan + 10 others
Central Asia and South Caucasus regions: 4 or higher magnitude earthquakes (Richter scale) 2007 - 2012

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Afghanistan Issue 07 | 01 – 31 August 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 6,000 Afghans newly displaced in August 2012 because of conflict

  • Over 50,000 Afghan refugee returnees provided with initial assistance support to date in 2012

  • No provinces assessed to be in the emergency phase in first IPC release

  • 14 reported humanitarian access-related incidents in August

August 2012, a deadly month for Afghan civilians

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Afghanistan: Floods - Emergency appeal n° MDRAF001 Operation update n°2

Period covered by this Ops Update: 22 June to 31 August 2012 Appeal target (current): CHF 1,017,115

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 87 per cent covered in cash and kind. Funds are needed to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society in this operation to assist those affected by the floods and to replenish depleted stocks of relief items held by ARCS and IFRC.

Appeal history:

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Syria: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 7, 18 – 31 August 2012 [EN/AR]

Highlights

• Humanitarian needs deepen as security conditions deteriorate in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dera’a, Aleppo and other areas.

• As violence spreads, it is becoming increasingly difficult for civilians to find refuge.

• Access to education in jeopardy as IDPs are hosted in 470 schools across the country.

• Dramatic increase in Syrian refugees crossing to Jordan and Turkey.

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World + 30 others
Les crises alimentaires vouées à se répéter tant que les leaders ne trouveront pas le courage de résoudre les vrais problèmes

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Oxfam

La hausse des prix alimentaires menace des millions de vies

Des millions de gens parmi les plus pauvres seront confrontés à de graves problèmes en raison de la forte hausse des prix alimentaires.

En effet, le système alimentaire mondial présente de sérieux problèmes que les décideurs politiques n'ont pas le courage de prendre en main, préférant miser sur les ressources bon marché qu'ils ont tenues pour acquises pendant 30 ans. Mais cette époque est désormais révolue.

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Mid-Year Review of the Consolidated Appeal for Afghanistan 2012

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to mount while financial resources to respond are declining, as reflected in funding to actions coordinated in the 2012 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) and contributions to the Emergency Response Fund. Funding shortfalls are most likely to affect internally displaced people (IDPs), chronically vulnerable people coping with the consequences of the harshest winter for 15 years, victims of sudden-onset and natural disasters, and communities exposed to communicable disease.

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Afghanistan Issue 05, 01-30 June 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Average GAM of 18% countrywide and a Southern region average of 29.5%

  • New displacements rise by 15 per cent in June

  • 75 people die in landslides after earthquakes

  • No ERF funding received to date in 2012, US$100,000 available to address emergencies. US$ 10 million requested.

Afghanistan malnutrition rates above emergency thresholds

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Laghman Province, Mihtarlam District Flood Incident Report No. 1

This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 8-07-12 to 10-07-12.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Heavy rainfall destroyed 12 houses in Sherger village of Mihtarlam city.

  • An assessment was completed by a team consisting of ANDMA, IOM, RRD, IRC, ARCS and Environment Department on 10 July 2012.

  • The assessment team recommended for food assistance, emergency shelter, NFIs, emergency latrines and hygiene kits to people affected by floods.

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