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30 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Residents in Balkh Province are benefiting from improved quality of healthcare provided in health facilities across the province.

  • Support from the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition program has enabled health centers to provide a basic package of health services and essential hospital services, as well as modernize their equipment.

  • The support has also enabled the setting up of health posts that have raised health awareness and strengthened ties between the health centers and the community.

29 Apr 2017 description

Lower than expected temperatures during March and early April limited the severity of flooding

KEY MESSAGES

28 Apr 2017 description

Increased fighting and an ongoing economic downturn are leaving many at risk of serious health problems.

By Mohammad Ibrahim Spesalai

Rising numbers of children in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar are suffering from malnutrition, according to local health officials, with more than 36,000 in need of assistance.

28 Apr 2017 description

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization1 met on 25-27 April 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Polio eradication

28 Apr 2017 description

Dryness continues to worsen over the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February have resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

28 Apr 2017 description

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) is meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland. The group is expected to review the global polio eradication status and advise on additional measures that should be undertaken to fully implement the Polio Endgame Strategic Plan and secure a lasting polio-free world.

28 Apr 2017 description

43,357 arrivals by sea in 2017

1,089 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 28 April

363,401 arrivals in 2016

27 Apr 2017 description

Attacks on civilians in the first three months of this year and the inability of the Afghan government to ensure their adequate protection show that Afghanistan remains an unsafe country for refugees to be returned to, Amnesty International said today.

“At a time when civilian casualties remain high, with women and children suffering the worst of the violence, it is reckless of governments to claim that Afghanistan is safe for refugees to return,” said Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher.

27 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This document provides an overview of open-source-reported new laws or regulations affecting NGOs, and a summary of reported administrative decisions that affected their ability to operate. Links to the relevant Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief (in brackets in each sentence) provide further information.

27 Apr 2017 description

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.

27 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

“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).

27 Apr 2017 description
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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.

26 Apr 2017 description

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.

26 Apr 2017 description

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.

26 Apr 2017 description

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.

26 Apr 2017 description

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 Apr 2017 description
report UN News Service

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.