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26 May 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 17:35 GMT

Some 20 people living in the "Jungle" refugee camp in the northern French port of Calais were injured in a brawl between around 200 Afghans and Sudanese on Thursday, local officials said.

Police said one person had been shot, and officials confirmed that several people received knife and baton injuries.

26 May 2016 description

Attacks on Health Care

Attacks on health care in emergency situations disrupt the delivery of essential health services, endanger care providers, deprive people of urgently needed medical attention, and undermine our long term health development goals.

WHO collaborates closely with others to better understand the problem, bring attention to the issue, and find solutions that can prevent attacks; protect health facilities, workers, transport and supplies; and ensure the continued provision of health care despite such attacks.

26 May 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lyndal Rowlands

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 2016 (IPS) - While long-awaited new vaccines for malaria and dengue may finally be within reach, many of the world’s existing vaccines have remained unreachable for many of the people who need them most.

The recent outbreak of yellow fever in Angola shows how deadly infectious diseases can return when gaps in vaccination programs grow.

26 May 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Around 13:40 local time (UTC +4:30) on 26 October 2015, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Badakhshan province in the north-east region of Afghanistan. Badakhshan, Nangarhar, Baghlan and Kunar provinces were ranked the most affected provinces. The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) coordinated the initial assessments in partnership with in-country humanitarian partners.

25 May 2016 description

ARCS has optimally distributed relief items among affected population from natural and man-made disasters in Oruzgan, Kondoz, Badakhshan, Ghor, Takhar and Kandahar

The relief items were partially donated by UAE Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

ARCS Disaster Management Department has submitted its survey teams’ reports to ARCS authorities; subsequently, the Emergency Operation Center was tasked to supply them accordingly.

25 May 2016 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in an outlying western suburb of Kabul which killed eleven civilians and injured ten.

The suicide bomber detonated against a shuttle bus transporting employees of the Maidan Wardak provincial court. The blast, that occurred in the Pul-e-Bagh Daud Area of the Paghman District of Kabul Province, killed and injured civilian passengers of the bus and bystanders in the area, including six children.

25 May 2016 description

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Wednesday 5/25/2016 - 14:18 GMT

by Anuj CHOPRA

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, elevating a low-profile religious figure in a swift power transition after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike.

The surprise announcement coincided with a Taliban suicide bombing that targeted court employees near Kabul, killing 11 people in an assault that illustrated the potency of the insurgency despite the change of leadership.

25 May 2016 description

Every morning, two vehicles belonging to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) draw up in front of one of the three stadiums that make up the sporting complex of Elliniko, in a suburb of the Greek capital, Athens. Built on a former airfield, the stadiums were put up for the 2004 Olympic Games. Now they house men, women and children who fled their countries in search of safety in Europe.

25 May 2016 description

Arrivals and departures

In Greece, an estimated 126 people arrived over the weekend (21-22 May) in the northern Aegean (35 on Lesvos, 76 on Chios, and 15 on Samos).

25 May 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 150 irregular arrivals: 93 from fYR Macedonia, 51 from Bulgaria and six from Montenegro.
  • The number of asylum seekers waiting to be admitted into Hungarian “transit zones” increased after Hungarian authorities’ halved daily admission from some 60 to some 30 asylum seekers. As a result, on average 418 asylum seekers, predominantly women and children, were waiting for admission in the open, without shelter or sanitary facilities.
25 May 2016 description

QUETTA: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has called for repatriation of Afghan refugees back to their country because they are creating problems for Pakistan and disturbing its system.

The commission urged the government to pay special attention to removing sense of deprivation among people of Balochistan by protecting their rights.

This was the crux of a consultative workshop on “Development of Redress and Coordination Mechanisms in Balochistan” held here on Tuesday.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Afghanistan is closely following the situation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the country. In the coming weeks, flood risks are expected to rise due to the high precipitation and snowmelt.

  • WFP is ready to provide immediate food assistance to any emergencies in coordination with the Government and other humanitarian agencies in the areas affected by natural disasters.

24 May 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.

24 May 2016 description

OVERVIEW

This Financial Resource Requirements (FRRs) report is the budget document accompanying the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (PEESP) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

23 May 2016 description
report European Union
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1.The Council stresses the need to further strengthen the work on the external dimension of migration policy and reaffirms its commitment to a comprehensive and geographically balanced approach on migration on the basis of the European Agenda on Migration, European Council conclusions and Council conclusions of 12 October 2015 and 12 May 2016 in full respect of international law and human rights. The Council recalls the steps taken by the EU and its Member States in integrating migration as a permanent and structural component of EU foreign policy.