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27 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

UNFPA-supported centre providing assistance to survivors of gender-based violence

KABUL, Afghanistan – “They told me that my mother had sold me to them,” Zarmina* said of her kidnappers, who snatched her from her home in Afghanistan when she was only 13, then forced her into sexual servitude.

Her ordeal began when she was home alone last year. A woman entered the home and took her by force.

27 Apr 2015 description

Kabul, 26 APRIL 2015 – World Immunization Week was launched today in Afghanistan at an event attended by the Minister of Public Health and key national and international partners supporting immunization activities in the country. Immunization Week seeks to raise people’s awareness on the importance of vaccination and ensure people take action to receive all required life-saving vaccines.

26 Apr 2015 description

World Immunization Week was launched today in Afghanistan at an event attended by the Minister of Public Health and key national and international partners supporting immunization activities in the country. Immunization Week seeks to raise people’s awareness on the importance of vaccination and ensure people take action to receive all required life-saving vaccines.

26 Apr 2015 description

According to census exist in ministry for refugees and repatriation, about 6 million Afghan refuge from Afghanistan after 7th sawr coup d’état 1357(solar year) in various places of the world and after come dawn of Taliban regime, about 8.5 million afghan refugee returned in the country and still remained thousands of Afghans outside.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hazrat Mer Hemmat, the line manager of directorate of refugees and repatriations in Paktia province said our reporter: During previous week 32 families which include 167 individual returned voluntarily from Pakistan.

He added: every family assisted 190 up to 210 USD dollars.

Hazrat Mer Hemmat, the line manager of directorate of refugees and repatriations in Paktia province said our reporter: During previous week 32 families which include 167 individual returned voluntarily from Pakistan.

He added: every family assisted 190 up to 210 USD dollars.

25 Apr 2015 description

Jalalabad, Afghanistan | AFP | Saturday 4/25/2015 - 10:33 GMT

At least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar hit their house in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan provincial authorities said Saturday.

"Five Afghan civilians, four women and a man were killed in an enemy mortar attack in Alingar district of Laghman province late Friday evening," provincial police chief, Daud Amin, told AFP.

Amin said eleven other members of the family were wounded in the mortar attack.

25 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY ALEXANDER FERGUSON ON THU, 04/23/2015

Ahmad Sarmast may owe his life to a fumble with his cellphone. He bent down in his seat to pick up his mobile just as a suicide bomber detonated his charge behind him at a music and theatre performance at the Institut Français d’Afghanistan in Kabul.

24 Apr 2015 description

Little rainfall expected over atypically dry areas of northern Ethiopia

  1. Erratic, below-average rainfall in February and early March, followed by four consecutive weeks of little to no rainfall since mid-March has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia. The absence of mid-season rainfall is likely to adversely affect cropping activities in Belg-producing areas of the country.

24 Apr 2015 description

(23.04.2015) Just a couple of hours ago we received the terrible news that our dear colleague Giovanni LoPorto, who had been taken hostage almost three years ago, is dead. He was killed already in January as collateral victim in what the White House calls an "antiterrorist operation" in the frontier between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

23 Apr 2015 description

As people began crossing into Afghanistan in mid-June, a number of families settled in an open area in Gurboz district, known as Gulan. When agencies started delivering assistance to the new refugee camp, it became apparent that unfortunately the area was mined. UNMAS and partner agencies including Halo Trust began clearing the land to make it safe for the refugees and conducting extensive education among the population to increase awareness and understanding of the risks.

23 Apr 2015 description

Herat, Afghanistan | AFP | Thursday 4/23/2015 - 08:44 GMT

A roadside bomb killed eight members of an Afghan family, including children, just hours after the Taliban claimed their upcoming spring offensive would "safeguard" civilian lives, officials said Thursday.

The blast ripped through the family's vehicle in Khash Rod district of southwestern Nimroz province late Wednesday as they were travelling home.

23 Apr 2015 description
  • Implementation period: January 2012 – August 2015
  • Project budget: $54 million

OVERVIEW

Led by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG), the SIKA-West program is designed to promote stability in key areas of western Afghanistan. The project supports district-level government entities to help improve governance and provide basic services. SIKA – West’s overarching goal is to increase citizen confidence in and support for the Afghan Government.

23 Apr 2015 description
  • Implementation period: April 2012 – September 2015
  • Project budget: $66 million

OVERVIEW

23 Apr 2015 description

With the completion of an irrigation channel project in Sarbaghan and Moshi villages of Banu district of Baghlan province, approximately 200 rural families gained access to irrigation services.

The project has been completed through the Regional Programmes (RP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) at a cost of more than AFN two million, with the financial support of Japan.

The completion of this project paves the ground for the residents to irrigate their agricultural lands and gardens as well.

23 Apr 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

23 Apr 2015 description

En octobre 2014, les équipes de Solidarités International ont commencé à intervenir dans le camp de Gulan dans la province de Khost en Afghanistan afin de venir en aide aux milliers de réfugiés Pakistanais fuyant les combats opposants l’armée pakistanaise à des groupes Talibans dans le nord Waziristân. Pour Jean-Philippe Barroy, coordinateur terrain, la réponse de Solidarités International à aux besoins des refugiés "sauve des vies".

22 Apr 2015 description

Athens, Greece | AFP | Wednesday 4/22/2015 - 16:52 GMT

A young Afghan migrant who tried to smuggle onto a car ferry headed for Italy by clinging to the undercarriage of a tourist bus died after being run over by the coach, Greek news agency ANA reported Wednesday.

The incident took place Tuesday night on a ferry linking Igoumenitsa in northwest Greece with Bari across the Adriatic Sea in southeast Italy, ANA said.

As the bus drove onto the ferry ramp, the 21-year-old migrant was struck and fatally injured by the axle.

22 Apr 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This technical paper provides evidence-based estimates of the likelihood of disaster-induced displacement in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

22 Apr 2015 description

Areas affected by heavy snowfall, avalanche or landslides:

324 people killed or injured 324 people 2,701 houses damaged or destroyed 2,701 houses 2,983 families affected 2,983 families in 69 districts and 17 provinces.

Areas affected by heavy rainfall and floods:

63 people killed or injured 63 people 6,018 houses damaged or destroyed 6,018 houses 6,026 families affected 6,026 families in 81 districts and 16 provinces

22 Apr 2015 description
report Amnesty

Amnesty International’s “Blueprint for Action” to end refugee and migrant deaths in the Med

On the eve of an emergency summit in Brussels, Amnesty International is publishing a Blueprint for Action calling on European governments to take immediate and effective steps to end an ongoing catastrophe that has left thousands of refugees and migrants dead.