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26 Nov 2015 description
  • The emergency committee of the International Health Regulations (IHR) has met for the seventh time and assessed that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). They also expanded the temporary recommendations to outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus, due to the importance of stopping all types of poliovirus as we near the finish line of polio eradication. Learn more about cVDPVs.

26 Nov 2015 description

KUNDUZ, 26 November 2015 – Supporting public debate in Kunduz on the best ways to improve service delivery by local government institutions and the city's Provincial Council, two new television and radio programmes kicked off this week. Both series are backed by UNAMA.

In the first televised debate broadcast on Tuesday, guest speakers from the Provincial Council, civil society and government institutions discussed challenges and ways and means to improve service delivery to the people of Kunduz.

26 Nov 2015 description

The 7th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 10 November 2015. The Director General of WHO had noted the concerns expressed by the Emergency Committee in its August 2015 report with respect to circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). In response, she convened this meeting of the Emergency Committee with broader terms than was previously the case to also look at outbreaks of cVDPV.

26 Nov 2015 description

ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 2015, Pakistan (UNHCR) – Every stroke of Manizha's brush tells a story. Through her art, hundreds of women have been given a voice, a chance to speak out about their harrowing experiences of life under the Taliban.

But each painting reminds Manizha, a 26-year-old Afghan refugee, of her own struggle, which began in 1997 when she and her family were forced to flee Kabul.

26 Nov 2015 description

Idomeni, Greece | AFP | Thursday 11/26/2015 - 15:45 GMT

Over 200 migrants on Thursday tried to break through barbed wire fences on Greece's border with Macedonia, throwing stones at police, AFP reporters said.

At least five of the migrants managed to get across in the assault as the crowd shouted "Open the border" to the Macedonia police ranged across them.

All five were returned to the Greek side by Macedonian police.

26 Nov 2015 description


26 Nov 2015 description

Flooding risks continue to be elevated in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average seasonal rainfall has led to above-normal river levels along the Shabelle and Jubba River basins. Although a reduction of precipitation has been observed in mid-November, additional rains are expected to sustain the risk for flooding in the region.

26 Nov 2015 description

By John Engedal Nissen, IFRC

Zakaria Murady worked until recently in a private, foreign bank in the province of Kunduz in Afghanistan. Soon after the violence broke out in his province, the 25-year-old started to get death threats. "Terrorists were calling me and said they would kill me when they found me. So I decided to flee,” he said.

25 Nov 2015 description


By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2015 — Human error, procedural missteps and technical failures contributed to the attack on a Doctors Without Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, Army Gen. John F. Campbell said in Kabul today.

Speaking via teleconference, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan briefed the press on the results of the U.S. investigation into the incident that left 30 people dead and 37 wounded.

25 Nov 2015 description

For Immediate Release Wednesday, November 25, 2015 +93 (0) 700 113 553 Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan –Afghan government officials, joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized the importance of women in the agriculture sector during a two-day conference. The purpose of the conference was to explore means to strengthen women’s contributions in each stage of value-added processes – from the farm to market and ultimately to consumer.

25 Nov 2015 description
report Frontier Post

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Wed Nov 25 2015, 2:01 pm

Roof of a house that was slightly damaged by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake in eastern Kunar province has collapsed leaving three people killed.

Afghan Red Crescent Society says the incident took place in in Surkano District which also left eight others members of the same family wounded. The victims include women and children.

The earthquake struck Afghanistan in October resulting the deaths and injuries of hundreds of people which also left more than 7,000 houses completely or slightly damaged.

25 Nov 2015 description

Attributed to Christopher Stokes, MSF General Director

“The US version of events presented today leaves MSF with more questions than answers. It is shocking that an attack can be carried out when US forces have neither eyes on a target nor access to a no-strike list, and have malfunctioning communications systems. It appears that 30 people were killed and hundreds of thousands of people are denied life-saving care in Kunduz simply because the MSF hospital was the closest large building to an open field and “roughly matched” a description of an intended target.

25 Nov 2015 description

Launching new initiatives to support refugees worldwide as part of global partnership

Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., which owns the UNIQLO clothing chain, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today jointly announce a new agreement to support refugees worldwide. The Tokyo-based company will provide US$10 million in funds and distribute winter wear for new arrivals in Europe, and expanding its internship program both in Japan and abroad.

25 Nov 2015 description

PESHAWAR: Registered Afghan nationals are likely to be allowed to stay in Pakistan till December 2017.

According to official sources, the Ministry of State and Frontier Region (Safron) put up a summary to the prime minister secretariat a few days ago proposing that Afghans having Proof of Registration (PoR) cards be given another year to stay in the country.

If the federal cabinet approves the summary, this will be the fourth extension given to the refugees.

25 Nov 2015 description

Statistics/ Highlights

  • 2, 201 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,027 from fYRo Macedonia and 174 from Bulgaria.

  • 6,234 departed to Croatia.

  • 3,819 asylum seekers were registered on 23 November, bringing the total to 467,960.

25 Nov 2015 description

The Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This infographic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants

25 Nov 2015 description

Rights and justice issues aired in public meetings and explored in a series of reports.

By IWPR Afghanistan A series of debates organised by IWPR has given Afghan women in the Kandahar and Khost provinces their first ever chance to make their views on gender equality known in a public forum.

Speakers discussed women’s access to justice as well as the discrimination many face in the workplace.

25 Nov 2015 description

Shiraz, Nov 24, IRNA – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Iran Sivanka Dhanapala hailed the measures taken to provide health insurance coverage to refugees in the Islamic Republic saying they are unmatched at the global level.

On a visit to the Fars Province with a group of Tehran-based foreign diplomats, he made the remarks in a meeting with local officials in which he said Iran's endeavors are unparalleled by any country hosting foreign displaced refugees.

25 Nov 2015 description

Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations

The impact of armed Conflict between a nation lumbar water District of Badghis Province, last week four people were killed and 150 families were forced to leave their homes.

According to Abdul Zahir Badghisi the head of Refugees and Repatriation of Badghis province clash in the village of sweet spring lumbar water district and further more killed of 4, and 150 families have been displaced to the center of the province.