- IOM: Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report - 9-15 April 2017)
- OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 09 - 15 April 2017
- OCHA Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 62 | 01 – 21 March 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
During the reporting week, repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 9% compared to last week’s figure of 3,678. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 22% compared to 8,428 individuals that returned between 9 and 15 April 2017. Some 89% (5,837 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided needs-based assistance by WFP, WHO,
UNICEF, and UNFPA in Afghanistan. Registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance by UNHCR Afghanistan.
“I examined the mother, only to find out that she had carried her dead fetus for weeks”, said Alia Ayar, a UNFPA midwife providing obstetric emergency care in times of humanitarian crises around Afghanistan. “She suffered severe pains and fever and couldn’t do the chores around the house, until the family (finally) decided to allow her to see a health service provider.”
Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the region: 1291 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births (AfDHS 2015).
KABUL - The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urges all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 released today by UNAMA shows continued high numbers of civilian casualties.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk, during his visit to Afghanistan, urged the international community and the Government to ensure that the immediate and longer term needs of returnees, internally displaced people and affected communities are given the necessary attention and support to address the need of these populations comprehensively.
This afternoon, the Committee against Torture completed the review of the second periodic report of Afghanistan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
The two boys, aged 12 and 13, had fled Afghanistan without their families and survived the journey to Europe, travelling by themselves across Iran, Turkey and Bulgaria, before arriving in Serbia. There they tried to cross the border into Hungary, but were turned back by border guards and sent to an asylum centre in Belgrade. For two months they made several more unsuccessful attempts to cross the border, hoping to get to Germany. One day, they left the asylum centre and never returned, joining thousands of migrant children making their way on their own in a foreign land.
25 years of higher education for refugees
German-funded DAFI scholarships open up a world of opportunity for Afghan refugees in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Government of Germany today marked 25 years of the German-funded Albert Einstein Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI), that provides means for refugees to pursue a higher education.
26 avril 2017 – Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) a fourni 2,5 milliards de doses de vaccins à des centaines de millions d'enfants dans près de 100 pays en 2016, atteignant près de la moitié des enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans dans le monde.
Cela fait de l'agence onusienne le plus grand fournisseur de vaccins pour les enfants dans le monde, a précisé l'UNICEF dans un communiqué de presse.
NEW YORK, 26 April 2017 – UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, make UNICEF the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world.
KUNDUZ - The United Nations will do its utmost to support peace efforts in Kunduz and across Afghanistan, said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan in meetings with government officials, civil society and media professionals today in the restive northern province.
Tadamichi Yamamoto, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), discussed recent security developments, elections and peace efforts with Governor Haji Asadullah Omarkhel and Kunduz leaders in a daylong visit to the province.
Approximately 900 suspected cholera cases have been reported in Um Jar, White Nile state, with one reported death. 25,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in White Nile in 2017.
In Darfur, there have been water shortages at Sortony and Zamzam IDP camps in North Darfur, and at Gerieda camps in South Darfur. Along with recent price hikes by the government, the number of water tankers supplying water has been reduced in recent weeks.
UN WELCOMES AFGHANISTAN'S PROGRESS IN FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION KABUL
Afghanistan authorities have made headway in their fight against corruption while enormous challenges remain, finds a new United Nations report released today.
Derived primarily from the author’s field research and experience, this report focuses on community-based programs and interventions in rural Afghanistan. Fundamental assumptions that underlie these interventions, however, are flawed. With an eye to worldwide relevance, the report analyzes these assumptions and suggests ways to better understand the realities of rural Afghan society so that the government in Kabul can more effectively implement programs in rural areas, engage rural participation, deliver needed services to that population, and administer the country more generally.
by Chayanika Saxena
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Apr 2017): 4,900
Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2017: 892
Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 39
Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 49
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 17
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Apr 2017: 689
Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)
According to Nangarhar DoRR; 204 families which includes 1040 refugess returned voluntarily from Pakistan on Saturday April 22.
DoRR Authorities in Nangarhar say that 252 individuals are documented among the refugees, they were introduced to UNHCR to get the aid packages.
788 individuals were undocumented, so the DoRR in Nagarhar introduced them to OIM to get aids and transportation services.
24 avril 2017 – Plus de 25 millions d'enfants dans 22 pays affectés par les conflits sont aujourd'hui absents de l'école, a dénoncé lundi le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).
Les enfants non-scolarisés en raison des conflits représentent environ 22% des enfants en âge de scolarisation, de 6 à 15 ans, a précisé l'agence onusienne dans un communiqué de presse.
According to DoRR of Nimroz province; 1,244 refugees including 34 families voluntarily retuned to the country in three last days from Iran.
Nimroz DoRR authorities says; since April 19 to April 21, the mentioned refugees entered the country from Abresham border.
According to DoRR, the returnees are undocumented, some of them which were vulnerable, introduced to IOM.