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04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

04 Aug 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP Afghanistan’s 2013-2016 strategic priorities focus on strengthening emergency response and preparedness systems to save lives and confront acute malnutrition and addressing the underlying causes of food insecurity.

04 Aug 2015 description

With a cost of 56 million and 647 thousand Afs including 10% community contribution 26 public utility projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) were recently completed in various villages of ten districts of Baghlan province.

These projects include gravelling of rural road, construction of retaining wall, community center, two suspension bridges, culverts and excavation of safe drinking water wells. Approximately, 3000 rural families have benefitted the facilities of these development projects.

04 Aug 2015 description
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Recommendations to the Security Council

Central African Republic (CAR)

The ex-Seleka coalition and associated armed groups are listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, and attacks on schools and/or hospitals. The antiBalaka is listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, and rape and other forms of sexual violence.

03 Aug 2015 description
report Guardian

Jean-François Corty, director of humanitarian organisation Médecins du Monde, wants more to be done by Europe to help the migrants in France

Women and children are turning up in large numbers at migrant camps in Calais for the first time and authorities are not doing enough to shelter and protect them, a senior aid worker has warned.

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03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, Monday 03 August 2015

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

02 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

01 Aug 2015 description
Annex: Stock Update

Reporting Period: 1 July – 30 July 2015
Submission Date: 30 July 2015

Natural Disaster Incidents Overview:

01 Aug 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

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Increasing conflicts and n atural disaster s have resulted in acute ly food insecure groups

KEY MESSAGES

  • Increasing insecurity in various parts of the country has led to the displacement of more than 40,000 people this year through June. Many displaced households have lost normal sources of food and income and are in need of humanitarian assistance. Further displacement is likely throughout 2015, and the number of displaced th is year is likely to exceed figures for 2014.

31 Jul 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 14:33 GMT

by Anuj CHOPRA

The Afghan Taliban named Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new chief Friday, a historic power transition that raises hopes a more moderate leadership will pave the way for peace talks despite divisions within insurgent ranks.

The Taliban also announced his deputies -- Sirajuddin Haqqani, who leads the Taliban-allied Haqqani network and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, and Haibatullah Akhundzada, former head of the Taliban courts.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Lacuna Magazine

By Will Carter July 23, 2015

I'm an aid worker and researcher, and most of my work involves figuring out how to get to the most vulnerable persons with the right assistance, at the right time, in the right way.

31 Jul 2015 description

Afghanistan - Afghanistan has been affected by over 30 natural disaster incidents in the past month, killing and injuring several people, displacing hundreds of families and damaging homes and farmland in 17 provinces.

IOM has rapidly responded to these incidents, assessing damage and needs in the affected communities and delivering aid in coordination with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and other humanitarian partners.

31 Jul 2015 description

Eastern Region Key update on food security situation:

• Instable security situation and conflicts between Daeesh and Taliban, government and AGEs, well as the increased AGE harassment & intimidation have caused significant displacements in the Eastern Region. In particular numerous displacements taking place from and to different districts of Kunar and Nangarhar provinces. Nangarhar province has been one of the topmost hosting community for the majority of IDPs being displaced in the Region.

31 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • Nigeria: One Year Without Wild Poliovirus

  • Pakistan: Getting Back on Track

  • Afghanistan: Intensifying Eradication Activities

31 Jul 2015 description

GEVGELIJA, FYR Macedonia, July 30 (UNHCR) – Exhausted refugees walking with nothing but a backpack along railway tracks, some with confused small children clinging onto their chests; pregnant women making their way through scorching temperatures, fighting fatigue, blisters, and above all sorrow. This was the view from Lenche Zdrakin's window.

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

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Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

30 Jul 2015 description
  • 24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio.