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30 Jan 2015 description

29 January 2015 - The World Health Organization deplores the recent attacks on health staff and health facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan and Yemen, and expresses deep concern about the serious implications of these attacks on patients, medical personnel and health infrastructure.

In countries where violence is ongoing, repeated and targeted attacks on health care workers and health facilities have severe immediate and long-term consequences on health systems and result in even larger numbers of people continuing to suffer illness or injury without access to medical care.

30 Jan 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

New UNHCR report warns against returning asylum-seekers to Greece

30 Jan 2015 description

Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

South Asia is one of the most disaster-prone and conflict-affected regions in the world, with Afghanistan and India belonging to the top ten countries with the highest number of reported natural disasters in a year1. The most common disasters in the region are floods, drought, landslides, avalanches and earthquakes.

29 Jan 2015 description

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has updated Parliament with the progress report on developments in Afghanistan

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mr Philip Hammond: I wish to inform the House that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, together with the Ministry of Defence and the Department for International Development, is today publishing the forty-third progress report on developments in Afghanistan since November 2010. With the conclusion of the NATO led ISAF Mission on 31 December 2014, this will be the final progress report.

29 Jan 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Thursday 29/1/2015 - 15:31 GMT

At least nine people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a funeral for the victims of a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said.

"A suicide attacker detonated himself when he was identified by the police," said Khawani, the deputy security chief of eastern Laghman province where the attack took place, who goes by one name.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Donor Pressure Crucial to Protect At-Risk Civilians, Women, Journalists

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

KABUL, Afghanistan – Boosting the ranks of midwives has helped to lower Afghanistan’s towering maternal and newborn death rates, a new report shows.

29 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A paved road has changed the lives of many village communities west of Herat City since its construction in 2010.

  • The road, built under the National Emergency Rural Access Project, has helped save lives, time, and agricultural produce, and benefited people living and working along the road.

  • The project, supported by the World Bank and Afghanistan Rehabilitation Trust Fund, aims to improve access of rural communities to basic services and facilities through all-weather roads.

27 Jan 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan – On January 20, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan.

Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government. US-Canadian funds committed to the Canadian nutrition initiative total $18 million.

27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

27 Jan 2015 description

by Artyom Harutyunyan [ FSD ]

Since September 2010, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) has carried out survey-and-clearance operations in the isolated Darwaz region of northern Afghanistan, where explosive-ordnance caches and unexploded ordnance and mine contamination remain a serious concern.

26 Jan 2015 description

Through compilation of 14 infrastructure and capacity building projects, 2355 families around 16484 beneficiaries 9126 male, 7358 females and 188 persons with disabilities accessed to collective purpose facilities in Samangan. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan spent a total budget 8673456 Afghani, with ten percent contribution from the community people, through Northern Rural Project.

26 Jan 2015 description

More than three decades of war continue to hamper the school system.

Hundreds of residents of Nangarhar, Khost and Kandahar provinces had a chance to put tough questions to experts and officials in a series of IWPR-organised debates about the effects of conflict on education in Afghanistan.

At a debate held at a girls' school in the Araban neighbourhood of Jalalabad, the administrative centre of the eastern Nangarhar province, participants emphasised that girls had been particularly disadvantaged.

26 Jan 2015 description

RAWALPINDI: In keeping with the government’s National Action Plan to counter terrorism and extremism, the Special Branch has been asked to conduct search operations in areas populated by Afghan refugees and those displaced from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to verify the immigration status of all Afghans and tribesmen who reside in each district of North Punjab.

26 Jan 2015 description

This infographic is a representation of the Rapid Assessment Form (RAF) reports approved, closed and cancelled per districts in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The map highlights the districts where high percentage of reports submitted have been cancelled.
The charts provide information on the total number of reports submitted and the percentage of approved, closed and cancelled by districts and the total number of individuals and families affected.