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Pakistan - North Waziristan - Displacement (ECHO Daily Flash - 08 July 2014)

The number of IDPs is increasing on a daily basis following the registration undertaken by FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and UNHCR. The cumulative figure as of 7 July stands at 787 888 individuals, with over 73% of the total displaced populations being women and children.

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Pakistan - Population Displacement (ECHO Daily Flash, 24 June 2014)

In light of the mass exodus of civilians from North Waziristan Agency (NWA), the authorities have extended the 'evacuation corridor' for an additional two days (23 June & 24 June) allowing civilians to leave the conflict areas. The Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) numbers as of 23 June is over 423 666 people (source: FDMA). According to OCHA reports, the Ministry of State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) expect 500 000 to be displaced from NWA.

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23 June 2014: Pakistan - NWA Displacement

SITUATION

• The conflict in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA.) continues to displace very large numbers of people into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

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Pakistan - Conflict (ECHO Daily Flash, 26 May 2014)

  • Military action launched last week in North Waziristan has resulted in the displacement of civilians seeking shelter in adjoining districts.

  • Reports indicate that some 7 000 displaced people have fled to the neighbouring Bannu district and other nearby areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP). A relief camp has been established at Baka Khel (KP).

  • It is also reported that some people have moved into neighbouring Afghanistan.

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12 May 2014: Afghanistan – Floods and Landslides

• The humanitarian impact of the floods and landslides that have been affecting northern Afghanistan since late April continues to rise. According to OCHA, as of 10 May more than 120 000 people were affected in 88 districts in 16 provinces. 675 people have been killed, 503 of which in the single landslide in Argo district,
Badakhshan.

• Jawzjan, Faryab, Sari Pul and Balkh are the four most affected provinces, with about 75% of all the flood affected people.

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5 May 2014: Afghanistan – Landslide and floods

SITUATION

Argo district - LANDSLIDE

• On 2 May at around 11.00 a.m. local time in Afghanistan, a landslide occurred in the Nowbad area of Abi-Barik village. The village is located in the Argo district of the eastern province of Badakhshan.

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ERM Rapid Assessment & Distribution Report - Kabul Informal Settlements, March 2014

A. DISASTER:

Recommendation and Analysis:

Due to the recent heavy rains on 14 to 17 March 2014, some of the KIS have been affected by flood or heavy rains that majority of the KIS population have lost their shelter, NFI and Food items. The information has been triangulated with all stockholders like ANDMA, DoRR, Kabul Municipality, UNOCHA and NRC as soon as received. The ERM team conducted the assessment for the mentioned above settlements on 16-18-19-23 and 24 March 2014.

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ECHO Factsheet – March 2014 – Pakistan

Key messages

  • The emergency needs of a million people internally displaced due to the conflict in the northwest of Pakistan and in the regions neighbouring Afghanistan, as well as those of millions affected by four successive years of floods, must continue to be addressed.

  • The government-facilitated return process for the internally displaced people must be voluntary, safe and dignified.

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Afghanistan - Cold Wave (ECHO Daily Flash 10 February 2014)

Severe winter conditions continue to claim lives in Afghanistan. According to reports the severe weather and heavy snow has affected vulnerable families, including IDPs, in 7 provinces of the country. 63 people were killed so far, 12 are injured. 1500 sheep were killed. Due to lack of animal fodder, 100,000 more livestock are in danger of dying.

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Afghanistan - Severe Weather (ECHO Daily Flash 5 February 2014)

Heavy snowfall and low temperatures continue to affect northern Afghanistan. Local media report 10 people killed by the severe weather on 4 February in Darz Aab and Qush Tepa districts of Jawzjan province.

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Afghanistan - Snow Avalanche (ECHO Daily Flash 3 February 2014)

Heavy snow falls continue in most parts of Afghanistan. The snow fall has resulted in avalanches in remote parts of Badakhshan province (North-Eastern Afghanistan). According to reports, one avalanche has killed 9 people in Kofaab district of Badakhshan while 6 others were injured in a 2nd avalanche.

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16 January 2014: World events

ECUADOR – Severe Weather

• Heavy rains and landslides reported in Coastal and Sierra regions; three people killed, 37 injured. Serious material damage to homes and public infrastructure reported. (ECHO)

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Ensuring food security in remote Afghanistan

10/01/2014 – The people of Daykundi province, in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan, survive in the harshest of conditions. Cut off from the rest of the country during five months of the year when roads are snowed in, the vast majority of the population depends exclusively on rain-fed subsistence agriculture, with a single harvest a year.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2013/91000) Last update: 18/11/13 Version 3

MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

In order to match the needs and current context in Pakistan, in particular as relates to food insecurity and the scale and severity of malnutrition, it was decided to transfer EUR 1 300 000 from the Humanitarian Aid Budget Line to the Food Aid Budget Line.

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EU Children of Peace: a lasting legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize supporting thousands of children worldwide

The European Commission will support 80 000 children affected by conflict through new humanitarian projects announced today which are supported by the 'EU Children of Peace' initiative. The European Commission established 'EU Children of Peace' last year after it was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Peace, investing the Prize money in helping children who are living in conflict and post-conflict environments. It will continue to make a difference for even more children in the year ahead.

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On the Wings of Hope [Video]

02/10/2013 - "On Wings of Hope" tells the story of Pactec, a humanitarian flight service in Afghanistan, that set's out to save a little boys life. ECHO's partner, PACTEC, is operating humanitarian flight services in Afghanistan. This film describes one particular incident and gives an insight into the dedication of the air and ground teams providing vital assistance to remote populations.

Film and stroy credit: Pascal Depuhl / Movies by Depuhl.

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Décision d’exécution de la Commission du 14.8.2013 modifiant la décision d’exécution C(2012) 9883 de la Commission du 4.1.2013 relative au financement des priorités opérationnelles de l’aide umanitaire sur le budget général 2013 de l’Union européenne

LA COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE,

vu le traité sur le fonctionnement de l’Union européenne,

vu le règlement (CE) nº 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l’aide humanitaire1 (ci-après le «règlement concernant l’aide humanitaire»), et notamment son article 2, en particulier le point c), son article 4 et son article 15, paragraphes 2 et 3,

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World Humanitarian Day: the European Union's support for humanitarian work

On the 19th of August ten years ago, the brutal onslaught to the United Nations' headquarters in Baghdad resulted in the death of the 22 people including the UN Special Representative in Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello. In memory of the victims of this attack and of all other humanitarians who find themselves in the line of fire, 19 August was designated as World Humanitarian Day (WHD) by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008.

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ECHO Factsheet Humanitarian Air Services – July 2013

Key messages

  • air services are a lifeline for millions of vulnerable people in humanitarian crisis where quick and safe access is critical to save lives;

  • Due to lack of reliable infrastructure, access to many crises is difficult and often altogether impossible. Therefore humanitarian air services are often the only way to get access to remote places and reach people in need;

  • On top of transporting humanitarian supplies and workers, humanitarian air services perform medical and security evacuations;