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30 Jun 2016 description


This report presents the findings of a Link Nutrition Causal Analysis undertaken in the Dari Suf Bala District of the Samangan Province in Afghanistan between April 25th and May 31th 2015. Based on the UNICEF causal framework1 , a Link NCA is a structured, participatory, holistic study which builds a case for under nutrition causality in a local context. To introduce the specificity of this study, we briefly present the three determinants of the conceptualization of a causal analysis of nutrition (Link NCA).

30 Jun 2016 description

Farid was walking with his father to the market when the explosion hit. “First it felt like an earthquake, and then came the loud sound of the blast,” he said. I held my ears because of the noise. A wall from the military building fell on top of me. I woke up to find myself in the hospital. Doctors told me that along with other injuries, my back and leg were broken.” On 19 April 2016, people like Farid and his father were going about their daily lives when an explosives-laden truck exploded in their neighborhood. That day, over thirty people lost their lives while many more were injured.

30 Jun 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 28 Jun 2016): 158,214

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2016: 1,391

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2016: 50

Average daily arrivals during May 2016: 56

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 28

Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
148 dead - 46 missing (6 June 2016)

30 Jun 2016 description

What is offshore processing?

Offshore processing (referred to by the Australian Government as “regional processing”) is the term used to describe the arrangements by which Australia sends people seeking asylum who arrive by boat to either Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where their refugee claims are determined. Australia is the only country in the world that uses other countries to process refugee claims.

30 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

By Batul Hassan

BELGRADE, 29 June 2016

Migrant smuggling and trafficking routes through the western Balkans that went dormant during the latter half of 2015 and early 2016 when migrants and refugees were allowed to move freely between Greece and northern Europe have re-emerged in the wake of border closures imposed nearly four months ago.

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30 Jun 2016 description


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday granted an extension in the stay of registered Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan for a further period of six months — till December 31, 2016.

“Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of States & Frontier Regions shall immediately engage with UNHCR and Government of Afghanistan for gradual relocation of refugee camps in Pakistan to Afghanistan,” spokesperson for the prime minister said.

29 Jun 2016 description

Wheat is the staple food for most Afghans, comprising more than 70 percent of their diet. Low-quality rice is a poor, but sometimes necessary, substitute. All markets represent significant population centers and consumer markets. Kabul, the capital, supplies the central provinces and is a transit point between the north, south, east, and west. Jalalabad supplies the eastern part of the country and acts as a cross-border market with Pakistan. Mazar-e-Sarif supplies northern provinces and, in a good year, the southern provinces as well.

29 Jun 2016 description

Sustaining Independent Media in Times of Conflict

In a year where the greatest influx of refugees seen by Europe since World War II dominated headlines and pressured government aid budgets, I have been asked on several occasions why support to media development in conflict zones, humanitarian disasters and countries in the midst of democratic transition should be a priority.

29 Jun 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

In March, the Afghan government declared victory over "Islamic State," but the group's recent gains in eastern Afghanistan reveal a different story. The locals tell DW the situation in Nangarhar is extremely volatile.

According to media reports, hundreds of people in the eastern province of Nangarhar have been displaced after days of heavy fighting between IS militants and government troops.

The clashes began on Friday, June 24, when IS-affiliated jihadists attacked an army checkpoint in the province's Kot district.

29 Jun 2016 description

Ali Akbar

PESHAWAR: In a crackdown launched against illegal settlers, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police have arrested over 2,000 Afghan refugees in Peshawar.

The KP provincial government had set June 30 as a deadline for Afghan immigrants to get themselves registered in Pakistan.

With the deadline nearing its end, KP police began a crackdown against settlers avoiding registration in the provincial capital Peshawar.

According to the KP police, search operations are underway and over 2,000 illegal Afghan refugees have been arrested so far.

29 Jun 2016 description



Afghanistan has some of the highest levels of malnutrition among children and women in the world. According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013, more than 40 percent of Afghan children less than five years old have stunted growth, a symptom of chronic malnutrition.

Stunting has lifelong repercussions: the WHO estimates that adults who were stunted as children earn 20% less than non-stunted individuals. This impacts both the nation’s productivity and long term development.

29 Jun 2016 description

Those Who Believe In Justice Never Give Up

Defending human rights is slow, hard work. Across the globe, those who kill civilians, torture detainees, and use rape as a weapon of war all too often act in the belief that they will never have to pay for their crimes. It can take years of painstaking, often dangerous investigation for the perpetrators of such atrocities to be brought to justice.

28 Jun 2016 description


  • Some 26% of an estimated 300 irregular arrivals per day were encountered/assisted by UNHCR and partners near entry points, including 45% arriving from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and 55% from Bulgaria.

  • The number of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants resting in Belgrade every day rose above 1,000 with about half encountered/assisted in the city centre and up to 530 sheltered by the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) in Asylum Centre (AC) of Krnjaca.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 24 June, stakeholders of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative including member states and donors are gathering in Geneva at the meeting of the Polio Partners Group to review progress and discuss the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine switch, transition planning and the financial resources urgently needed to see eradication through to the end.

28 Jun 2016 description


  • WFP and UNHCR conducted a Joint Food Assessment (JAM) from 25 May to 02 June 2016.

  • As of June, all commodities will be available in all WFP targeted settlements throughout a period of four months.

  • In May, vulnerable and those most vulnerable refugees, including women and children, received their full WFP entitlements for vegetable oil and wheat flour. In addition, all girls received their full entitlement of take– home entitlements.

28 Jun 2016 description

In Maydan Wardak Province, hundreds of families have had to leave their homes under the threat of recurrent armed conflicts. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is bringing assistance to those displaced families who now live in precarious conditions in the outskirt of the provincial capital, Maydan Shar.

28 Jun 2016 description

Published: June 27, 2016
By: Ali Dayan Hasan

Although reports indicate an improvement in its overall security, Balochistan remains the most fragile province in contemporary Pakistan. This brief examines both the efficacy and motivations behind the state’s recent actions to end persistent conflict in the province.


28 Jun 2016 description

Shafiq wanted to study in Europe. He has now disappeared, like thousands of other Afghan migrants on the Balkan route.

Imagine how it must feel when your 15-year-old son calls you from Iran and asks your permission to go to Europe. This was the situation facing Haji Ghulam Mohammad in October last year. Shafiq was studying in Iran and staying with relatives there. They were heading for Europe, and offered to take him with them.

After much thought Haji Ghulam said yes, even though his relatives had no precise destination in mind.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

-Govt refuses to give Rs 7bn for flood warning system upgrade WASA prepared to face monsoon challenge
-Conference highlights government’s apathy towards Thar
-There's no adequate preparation against rains: official
-NDMA launches campaign to minimise losses during floods, says Asghar Nawaz
-Pakistan neither isolated nor desperate for talks with India
-Keep safe: Security tightened ahead of Youmi-Ali
-Thousands make a statement against terrorism at Amjad Sabri’s funeral
-Army ready to confront terrorism, extremism, cleanse Pakistan of menaces: COAS