- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 2015 – Trends
Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen
August 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan
Geneva, Monday 03 August 2015
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
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.
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.
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.
Increasing conflicts and n atural disaster s have resulted in acute ly food insecure groups
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this issue:
Nigeria: One Year Without Wild Poliovirus
Pakistan: Getting Back on Track
Afghanistan: Intensifying Eradication Activities
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.
Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia
Central Asia Weather Hazards
High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.
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.