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UNAMA urges support for Afghan electoral bodies and human rights commission

KABUL, 16 April 2014 – The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today stressed the need to support the country’s two national electoral institutions – the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) – and to safeguard the impartiality and transparency of their work, in addition to highlighting the importance of the coming re-accreditation review of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).

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Understanding Gender Programming & Issues in Afghanistan, March 2014

BAAG's briefing paper was drafted ahead of our Getting it Right Gender Conference, held in London on March 26th & 27th.

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Afghanistan in March 2014

Our monthly 2-page summary of the main developments and news from Afghanistan. March saw the Afghan journalist community boycotting Taliban news following the murder of 2 of their own, drop-outs from the Presidential candidates race and funding pledges from Sweden, Japan, the UN and a footballer.

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Afghan Election Debates: Huge Turnout in Kunduz

By Yalda Yusufzai - Afghanistan
ARR Issue 484,

Unexpectedly high numbers of people turned out to vote in the April 5 polls in Kunduz, with election day only marred by a few technical problems, according to an official from the Independent Election Commission (IEC).

Sayed Aref, an IEC staffer, told an IWPR debate held at Kunduz University six days after the polls that the numbers of young people, women and elderly people who voted were particularly high.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Polio virus from Afghanistan found in Peshawar water

PESHAWAR/MARDAN: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Sharam Khan Tarakai said on Sunday that polio virus from Afghanistan had been found in water samples in Peshawar and they had requested the federal government to ask the neighbouring country to take emergency steps to stop transportation of virus to the city which had recently been cleared of poliovirus.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Bulgaria + 4 others
Bulgaria as a Country of Asylum

UNHCR says asylum conditions improved, warns against transfer of vulnerable people

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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Afghanistan Earthquake/Landslides: CWS Situation Report 04-15-14

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE

DEVELOPMENT AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SITUATION REPORT: AFGHANISTAN EARTHQUAKE / LANDSLIDES

APRIL 15, 2014

SITUATION: A 4.1 magnitude earthquake and heavy rains triggered landslides in Afghanistan’s Takhar Province on Saturday (April 12). At least four people have been killed and 100 houses destroyed. The death toll is expected to increase as rescue efforts to remove people trapped under debris are underway.

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Afghanistan Panjsher Province District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghanistan: Khost Province District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 11-17, 2014

Locally heavy rainfall may ease moisture deficits in parts of western Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These long-term moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas. However, precipitation forecasts indicate the potential for locally heavy rainfall in the Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces, which may provide some relief to moisture stress in the country.
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Afghanistan: Central Region District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghanistan: Eastern Region District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghanistan: North Eastern Region District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghanistan: Northern Region District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghanistan: Badakhshan Province District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghanistan: Western Region District Atlas - April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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