- OCHA: Extreme Weather Regional Overview (as of 24 March 2015)
- Listening to women and girls displaced to urban Afghanistan
- The A to Z Guide to Assistance in Afghanistan 2015
Appeals & Funding
Normal development of wheat crop throughout the country
Most of the country has received significant precipitation from late February through March. Snowpack in most basins monitored is now near-average, with above-average accumulation in parts of the east and north. The availability of water for irrigation during 2015 growing seasons is likely to be near-average. Average to above-average precipitation is expected through May, supporting normal to early development of winter and spring grain crops.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.
Snapshot 25–31 March 2015
Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.
Ghazni, Afghanistan | | Tuesday 3/31/2015 - 07:08 GMT
A roadside bomb killed seven members of an Afghan family including three children in the restive south, officials said Tuesday, the latest civilian casualties ahead of the Taliban's traditional spring fighting season.
The explosion occurred on Monday as the family was heading home in a minivan after a shopping trip in Ghazni province, a provincial spokesman said.
BEYROUTH/GENÈVE, 30 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Cette année, les fluctuations de devises pourraient coûter aux organisations humanitaires des centaines de millions de dollars de pertes de revenus, ce qui menace l’aide apportée à des millions de personnes dans le monde.
Une baisse de la valeur de l’euro par rapport au dollar et une brusque remontée du franc suisse ont entraîné un déficit de fonds pour les agences comme le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).
The sixth issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at global level, among them the extension of the IPC Global Strategic Programme until 2018, the IPC-Chronic and Nutrition Working Group Meetings, the new IPC Quality Compliance Review Policy and Process, and the development of the IPC GSU Quality Compliance Review and Strategic Engagement Plan.
This issue also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at regional and country level in Africa, Latin America, Asia & Near East.
11,132 individuals displaced by conflict assessed/profiled in February 2015
2 % displaced in February 2015
46 % displaced in January 2015
25 % displaced in December 2014
11 % displaced in November 2014
15 % displaced earlier
- Of these:
51 % male
49 % female
57 % children
- End of February: around 830,000 IDPs assessed/Profiled
About this report
This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.
Early diagnosis and quality treatment are crucial in the fight against the disease
Kabul 24 March 2015 – World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated today around the world to raise awareness and call for more effective measures to combat tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s top infectious killers. Afghanistan is among the 22 countries in the world that suffer from a high burden of tuberculosis – around 13 000 Afghans die each year because of the disease. Globally in 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million lost their lives.
People in Dahane Abshar-e-Rigi village of Maqur district responded to their drinking water need by building rainwater reservoirs.
“We used to bring water from the river that made our children sick and they even died of diarrhea, but fortunately now we have enough safe water,” said Abdul Haleem, a CDC member.
This project employed 60 locals as labourers, each receiving an average of US$ 8 a day.