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