- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 55, 1–31 Aug 2016
- OCHA Afghanistan 2016 Flash Appeal: Situation Update No. 1 (17 Sep 2016)
- USD 21 Million Needed to Help 400,000 Afghan Returnees from Pakistan By Year-End: IOM, 16 Sep 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan Flash Appeal: One Million People on the Move (Covering Sep-Dec 2016)
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
In 2015 and until August 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 280,000 people between January and August 2016.
A 61 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.
High-level delegation meets returning Afghan refugees at Voluntary Repatriation Centres in Nowshera and Peshawar
NOWSHERA: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) inaugurated the agency’s second voluntary repatriation centre Wednesday, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to facilitate the safe and dignified return of Afghan refugees to Afghanistan.
Jalalabad, Afghanistan | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 12:42 GMT |
Civilians were among at least 18 people killed in a US air strike against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, with conflicting claims about the number of civilian deaths.
The attack happened in Achin district, a hotbed of IS insurgents in Nangarhar province near the border with Pakistan, as local residents gathered to welcome a tribal elder who had recently returned from the hajj pilgrimage.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.
Calais, France | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 10:25 GMT |
by Zoé LEROY
For the cocktail of languages heard on the dirt streets of the Calais "Jungle" take a dollop of Dari, add a pinch of Amharic and Arabic, and sprinkle liberally with Punjabi, Pashto, Kurdish, Tigrinya and Farsi.
The one language rarely heard among the 7,000-10,000 migrants living in the sprawling camp outside the French Channel port is French, though many of the migrants, most of whom have their hearts set on reaching Britain, have a smattering of English.
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.
arrivals by sea in 2016*
dead/missing in 2016*
Trends of Sea Arrivals
By Masood Farivar
With the abrupt collapse of a cease-fire in Syria last week, international migration officials expect no letup in a wave of migration out of the Middle East that has set off the worst global migrant crisis in 70 years.
The five-year conflict in Syria has displaced half its population, driving more than 6 million Syrians out of the country. Though more than 1 million Syrians have escaped to Europe, the majority live in camps in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Lahore: Congo virus claims another life
Criticality of climate change explained
Comprehensive arrangements for treatment of dengue patients
4.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Nawabshah
Accounts of over 8,400 terror financing suspects being frozen
State sponsor of terrorism: US bill unlikely to gain Congressional support
Safe travel: Plea moved for effective measures against accidents
TDPs return, rehab continue at full pace
A centre for young refugees in Saint-Omer offers shelter and protection, as well as the chance to enjoy being children again.
By: Céline Schmitt in Saint-Omer, France
On a cloudy day in the northern French town of Saint-Omer, Ibrahim, from Darfur in Sudan, is tending to a crop of vegetables with eight other young teenagers.
Ranging from 14 to 17 years in age, they are among the lucky few who have been given a place at Saint-Omer’s Maison du Jeune Réfugié (‘house for young refugees’), run by the NGO France Terre d’Asile.
Hungary: Appalling treatment of asylum-seekers a deliberate populist ploy
Thousands of asylum-seekers – including unaccompanied children – are suffering violent abuse, illegal push backs and unlawful detention at the hands of Hungary’s authorities and a system blatantly designed to deter them, Amnesty International has revealed in a new report.
KUNDUZ - The key role of women in supporting good governance in Kunduz was a major takeaway from a UNAMA-backed consultative meeting in this northeastern province.
More than 50 people – the majority women -- took part in the one-day event, including representatives from civil society, government, the provincial council, Ulama council and local media. The roundtable aimed to raise awareness about the importance of women having roles in governmental institutions at the provincial level and to advocate for their employment as civil servants.
HERAT - Achieving gender parity, especially in education, is one of the most crucial tools in the fight against radicalization and extremism, said participants at a UN-backed ‘Global Open Days’ event in the provincial capital of Herat.
More than 30 civil society representatives, women’s rights activists, academics, religious scholars and government officials discussed the issue of violent extremism and women’s rights in Afghanistan’s third largest city.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 25 Sep 2016): 166,347
Total arrivals in Greece during Sep 2016:2,603
Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 104
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 111
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 45
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Sep 2016: 1,394
Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
142 dead - 51 missing (31 July 2016)
- Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
Issuing Country: Afghanistan
2016 – 2021
The goal of USAID’s Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation and Nutrition (IHSAN) project is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children less than five years old, with a focus on the first 1,000 days (conception to 24 months of age). The expected outcomes of the IHSAN are to decrease stunting by at least 5 percent over five years, and reduce anemia among women of reproductive age by at least 10 percent. The objectives of IHSAN are:
433 Cholera, 2015
433 Choléra, 2015
From 1 January 2016 to 18 September 2016, 271,584 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 31 out of 34 provinces had recorded some level of forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, thus preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining the provision of assistance and services. Displacement affects all individuals differently with needs, vulnerabilities and protection risks evolving over time due to exhaustion of coping mechanisms and only basic emergency assistance provided following initial displacement.
The deadline issued by the Government of Pakistan remains 31 Dec. for the return of registered Afghan refugees. Although there has been no mention of an official deadline for the return of undocumented Afghans, the pace of returns is also significant. The amount of all returns has increased substantially in the past three months, interrupted only by a slow period during Eid. It is expected this pace will continue until the winter season begins.