- WFP Afghanistan Country Brief, May 2016
- FEWS NET: Afghanistan Special Report: Pre-Harvest Assessment, Jun 2016
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 52, 1–31 May 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan: End of Year Report of Financing, Achievements and Response Challenges
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
Sustaining Independent Media in Times of Conflict
In a year where the greatest influx of refugees seen by Europe since World War II dominated headlines and pressured government aid budgets, I have been asked on several occasions why support to media development in conflict zones, humanitarian disasters and countries in the midst of democratic transition should be a priority.
In March, the Afghan government declared victory over "Islamic State," but the group's recent gains in eastern Afghanistan reveal a different story. The locals tell DW the situation in Nangarhar is extremely volatile.
According to media reports, hundreds of people in the eastern province of Nangarhar have been displaced after days of heavy fighting between IS militants and government troops.
The clashes began on Friday, June 24, when IS-affiliated jihadists attacked an army checkpoint in the province's Kot district.
PESHAWAR: In a crackdown launched against illegal settlers, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police have arrested over 2,000 Afghan refugees in Peshawar.
The KP provincial government had set June 30 as a deadline for Afghan immigrants to get themselves registered in Pakistan.
With the deadline nearing its end, KP police began a crackdown against settlers avoiding registration in the provincial capital Peshawar.
According to the KP police, search operations are underway and over 2,000 illegal Afghan refugees have been arrested so far.
JANUARY 2015 – DECEMBER 2016
Afghanistan has some of the highest levels of malnutrition among children and women in the world. According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013, more than 40 percent of Afghan children less than five years old have stunted growth, a symptom of chronic malnutrition.
Stunting has lifelong repercussions: the WHO estimates that adults who were stunted as children earn 20% less than non-stunted individuals. This impacts both the nation’s productivity and long term development.
Those Who Believe In Justice Never Give Up
Defending human rights is slow, hard work. Across the globe, those who kill civilians, torture detainees, and use rape as a weapon of war all too often act in the belief that they will never have to pay for their crimes. It can take years of painstaking, often dangerous investigation for the perpetrators of such atrocities to be brought to justice.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
Some 26% of an estimated 300 irregular arrivals per day were encountered/assisted by UNHCR and partners near entry points, including 45% arriving from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and 55% from Bulgaria.
The number of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants resting in Belgrade every day rose above 1,000 with about half encountered/assisted in the city centre and up to 530 sheltered by the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) in Asylum Centre (AC) of Krnjaca.
On 24 June, stakeholders of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative including member states and donors are gathering in Geneva at the meeting of the Polio Partners Group to review progress and discuss the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine switch, transition planning and the financial resources urgently needed to see eradication through to the end.
WFP and UNHCR conducted a Joint Food Assessment (JAM) from 25 May to 02 June 2016.
As of June, all commodities will be available in all WFP targeted settlements throughout a period of four months.
In May, vulnerable and those most vulnerable refugees, including women and children, received their full WFP entitlements for vegetable oil and wheat flour. In addition, all girls received their full entitlement of take– home entitlements.
In Maydan Wardak Province, hundreds of families have had to leave their homes under the threat of recurrent armed conflicts. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is bringing assistance to those displaced families who now live in precarious conditions in the outskirt of the provincial capital, Maydan Shar.
Published: June 27, 2016
By: Ali Dayan Hasan
Although reports indicate an improvement in its overall security, Balochistan remains the most fragile province in contemporary Pakistan. This brief examines both the efficacy and motivations behind the state’s recent actions to end persistent conflict in the province.
Shafiq wanted to study in Europe. He has now disappeared, like thousands of other Afghan migrants on the Balkan route.
Imagine how it must feel when your 15-year-old son calls you from Iran and asks your permission to go to Europe. This was the situation facing Haji Ghulam Mohammad in October last year. Shafiq was studying in Iran and staying with relatives there. They were heading for Europe, and offered to take him with them.
After much thought Haji Ghulam said yes, even though his relatives had no precise destination in mind.
-Govt refuses to give Rs 7bn for flood warning system upgrade WASA prepared to face monsoon challenge
-Conference highlights government’s apathy towards Thar
-There's no adequate preparation against rains: official
-NDMA launches campaign to minimise losses during floods, says Asghar Nawaz
-Pakistan neither isolated nor desperate for talks with India
-Keep safe: Security tightened ahead of Youmi-Ali
-Thousands make a statement against terrorism at Amjad Sabri’s funeral
-Army ready to confront terrorism, extremism, cleanse Pakistan of menaces: COAS
By Aleksandar Dimishkovski
When I first met Samira Azizi, she was overjoyed by the return of her mother with a three-day-old baby girl – the latest member of the Azizi family and Samira’s new sister. Her mother had just returned to the Tabanovce refugee and migrant transit centre, only four days after giving birth to her fifth child at a nearby hospital in Kumanovo.
In 2015, Afghanistan launched its first-ever nationwide effort to gather comprehensive demographic and health information of its citizens. The Demographic and Health Survey will provide rigorous data on fertility levels, marriage rates, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of mothers and young children, childhood and maternal health and mortality, as well as information on social indicators such as domestic violence.
Communicable diseases account for 60 to 80 percent of all outpatient visits and more than half of all deaths in Afghanistan. Controlling communicable diseases is one of the highest priorities for the Ministry of Public Health.
214.861 llegadas por mar en 2016
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 24/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015