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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.

25 Nov 2015 description

Statistics/ Highlights

  • 6, 826 refugees and migrants arrived: 6, 585 from fYRo Macedonia and 241 from Bulgaria.

  • 5,222 departed to Croatia.

  • 3,192 asylum seekers were registered on 20 November, 4,886 on 21 November and 5,593 on 22 November, bringing the total to 464,141.

Serbia – fYRo Macedonia border

6, 585 refugees and migrants were assisted at the Miratovac Refugee Aid Point (RAP) upon arrival from fYRo Macedonia.

24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN

CHARDARA DISTRICT, Afghanistan, 24 November 2015 (IRIN) - Food prices are shooting up in Afghanistan as the harvest has been halted in the country’s breadbasket in the northern province of Kunduz, where farmers have fled fighting and fields are infested with explosives.

24 Nov 2015 description


• Approximately 88% of assessments (of the estimated 1,632 affected villages) are complete. IOM assessment of the data collected will facilitate gap analysis.

• Verified reports indicate: 117 fatalities; 544 people injured; 12,794 homes damaged and 7,384 houses destroyed.

• Assessments indicate 136,967 people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 131,345 people have received some form of assistance so far.

24 Nov 2015 description

On Friday last week, UNHCR, together with our partners IOM and Unicef, expressed our shared concern at the risks associated with a series of new and uncoordinated restrictions imposed on several borders in the Balkans in use by refugees and migrants. The negative consequences of these actions are already becoming clear as people become backed up in countries along the route and without proper solution to their situations. A new humanitarian situation is developing in Europe that needs urgent attention.

24 Nov 2015 description

October 3, 2015, will forever remain a dark day in the history of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). On that day, in the early morning hours, MSF’s trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was hit with precise and repeated airstrikes for more than an hour. Even as the attack continued, our colleagues fought for their lives and for the lives of their patients with extraordinary determination and courage.