- OCHA Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 41, 1 - 30 Jun 2015
- IDMC: New and long-term IDPs risk becoming neglected as conflict intensifies
- Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan (S/2015/336)
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- UNHCR Refugee Response in Afghanistan - Updated requirements, Jan-Dec 2015
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
It is a reality that armed conflicts continue to define today’s world, with the accompanying toll of death, destruction and suffering.
Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.
The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.
19.3 million displaced by disasters but "mother nature not to blame"
In the last seven years, an estimated one person every second has been displaced by a disaster, with 19.3 million people forced to flee their homes in 2014 alone. Disaster displacement is on the rise, and as policy leaders worldwide advance towards the adoption of a post-2015 global agenda, the time has never been better to address it.
10 suspected Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreaks were reported from Herat prov-ince in May - with the support of WHO, intensive outbreak control activities are carried out by the Herat Emergency Preparedness and Response and Zoonotic Committees
Second polio case for the year was reported from Farah province
Nine measles (Paktika 7, Ghor 1, Uruzgan 1) and two pertussis (Paktika 1, Kandahar 1) outbreaks were re-ported in May 2015
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:39 GMT
Author: Megan Rowling
BARCELONA, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urgent plans to help the world's poorest people become more resilient to extreme weather and rising seas are on hold because of a lack of cash in a U.N. climate fund set up for least developed countries, amid fierce competition for limited aid.
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Global response in 2014
UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:
• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;
INTRODUCTION TO THE ECHO AFGHANISTAN SHELTER GUIDELINES
These guidelines have been developed through a consultative process, involving ECHO Partners active in the Shelter sector along with the ECHO shelter coordinator. It is expected that the variety of participants allowed drawing contributions that are representative of the needs in the field and of the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.
We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their universality, to the rule of law and respect for human rights, and to fostering peace and security. Especially in view of the numerous crises in the world, we as G7 nations stand united in our commitment to uphold freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.
2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète
Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.
NATO NC3A flood model: Using innovative technologies based on highly accurate 3D models and flood observations, the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) Geo Team have created the Afghanistan Flood Hazard Map (AFG-FHM) to predict where floods are likely to occur and to visualize its potential extent.
For information: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_56368.htm?mode=news
Voices around the world are demanding leadership and action in 2015 on poverty, inequality and climate change. These universal challenges demand global action, and this year presents unprecedented opportunities for achieving the future we want. This is the year when world leaders come together to adopt a new agenda for sustainable development. The new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.
Earthquake jolts felt in Peshawar, parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Extreme summer temperatures attributed to Climatic Warming
Flattened by erratic rain, Pakistani farmers ditch crop farming
Curbing violence: Karachi style operation planned for Balochistan
Shady citizenship: ‘Fake Pakistanis’ under surveillance
PM Nawaz takes aim at Indian leadership, vows to control any anti-Pakistan act
Senate body urges Afghan govt to hand over Mullah Fazlullah
UN gives posthumous awards to 5 Pakistani peacekeepers
Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project ADB to provide Rs.16 billion to Punjab Government
Rescue 1122 will be launched in Balochistan
NDMA commences 2015 pre-monsoon preparations fourth premonsoon preparedness and contingency planning meeting held at Karachi (Sindh)
Crackdowns: 1,358 proclaimed offenders arrested across in K-P
RAW at frontline to sabotage Economic Corridor, China warns Pakistan
Rights concerns: Military courts must not try children, says HRCP