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18 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 979 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

18 Aug 2017 description

Mossoul, Alep, Sanaa… Incarnation de la barbarie des hommes, en 2016 et 2017, ces villes ont été le symbole du mépris le plus total de la vie des civils. Le 23 septembre prochain, à l’occasion de sa 23e Pyramide de chaussures, Handicap International dénoncera à nouveau ces pratiques, rappelant que ces atteintes à la vie des civils ne sont pas une fatalité. Dans 29 villes en France, des voix s’élèveront partout pour rappeler aux États leur responsabilité en matière de protection des civils.

18 Aug 2017 description

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to humanitarians who have lost their lives helping people in need worldwide.

GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today honoured the “commitment and spirit” of humanitarian workers who daily risk their lives to care for those affected by violence worldwide, and who are often targets themselves.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

18 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.

18 Aug 2017 description

Attacks on health facilities and on health workers, as well as intimidation constitute a major limitation to access to health care in Afghanistan.

In the last two weeks health workers have been abducted from a clinic in Badghis and another clinic was set ablaze in Farah province.

In the years 2015 and 2016, 240 attacks on health facilities have been reported.

Since the beginning of 2017, 24 health facilities have been destroyed or damaged either deliberately or as collateral damage.

18 Aug 2017 description


363, 401 ARRIVALS IN 2016


18 Aug 2017 description


453 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication: Afghanistan,
January 2016–June 2017

460 Human cases of influenza at the human-animal interface,
January 2015–April 2017

476 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2017


453 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite:
Afghanistan, janvier 2016-juin 2017

460 Cas humains de grippe à l’interface homme-animal, janvier 2015-avril 2017

18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

More people have died delivering aid in Syria than anywhere else in 2017, an analysis by international aid organisation CARE Australia has found.

New figures reveal 80 aid workers have been killed this year, including 29 in Syria where there has been intense fighting since 2011.

“Syria is the most dangerous place on earth to be an aid worker,” said CARE Australia’s Gender in Emergencies Specialist Isadora Quay.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

18 Aug 2017 description

By Xari Jalil

LAHORE: The Afghan refugees in Punjab are hopeful of being registered after the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) opened its centres on Wednesday.

In all there are 32 Afghan registration centres working for the same objective, including one in Islamabad, 11 in KP (52pc of the refugees stay there), one in Karachi and 16 in Balochistan.

17 Aug 2017 description

Directorate of refugee and repatriation with cooperation of ACF has assisted to 734 displaced families, this co-operation did in first week of August 2017, and the mentioned stakeholder has assisted 6000Af as a month feeding.

These families has displaced from insecure districts to the central of Helmand province, in mentioned period 193 other families by partnership team of DoRR and national and international stakeholders have surveyed for humanitarian assistance.

17 Aug 2017 description

54 Afghan families’ refugees included 247 have received in Torkham package assistance on Tuesday 15-08-2017 which spontaneously returned from Pakistan to the country. Among of them 82 documented and 165 undocumented have assisted by UNHCR and IOM.

UNHCR has distributed to every documented refugee USD 200$ and IOM has distributed to every undocumented refugee USD 28$.