- OCHA: Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund Annual Report 2016
- Govt. Pakistan: Overview of Disasters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2016
- UT Austin: The Political Economy of Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Pakistan, 23 May 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - South Asia
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 21 countries. Agencies reported 32 incidents in 11 countries and 22 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.
In spite of several measures to prevent irregular entries to Europe and irregular movement between European states, refugees and migrants continue to enter the region as well as travel on irregularly from one European country to others, albeit at a significantly reduced scale.
One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 126,500 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.
More than 99,600 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. While difficult to predict, it is anticipated that between 864,000 and 1.5 million Afghans could return to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries this year.
73,189 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 13 June
363,401 arrivals in 2016
1 - Trainings on child protection principles, caring for child survivors of SGBV, child safeguarding, child protection in emergencies and child protection case management were delivered to both Child Protection stakeholders and other sectors encouraging the mainstreaming of the protection of children.
2 - Joint advocacy on child protection issues, including age assessments procedures and practices, was conducted.
Between January and April 2017, frequent movements of the refugee and migrant population continued to be a challenge for children's access to formal and non-formal education. The population in temporary accommodation sites dropped from 51% to 34%, and the population residing in hotels and apartments increased from 36% to 57%. Accordingly, attendance fructuated, and there was a lack of coordination to ensure the continuity of education activities for those who moved to new sites and apartment schemes.
The staff of Philos programme took place in the camps. Discussed and resolved issues about their duties, shifts, etc.
An SGBV protocol has been created from KEELPNO with the colaboration of the partners and shared with the HWG.
Trainings on SGBV took place on February, March and April.
A hunger strike protocol has been developed from KEELPNO.
Asylum procedures: The PWG undertook an analyses regarding the recommendations of the Joint action Plan to implement the EU-Turkey Statement and its eventual impact on the asylum procedure. The Director of the Asylum Office was invited in the PWG and brief partners on the current asylum procedures, and the challenges.
Improvement of living conditions in sites was achieved in 2 islands with major ground/preparatory works in order to receive accommodation prefabricated housing units, over tents. This activity benefited approx. 2000 refugees and migrants.
Heavy rain has been affecting the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the past few days, causing casualties and damages.
According to local media, as of 13 June at 8.00 (UTC), at least 11 people have been killed and up to 60 have been injured in the towns of Bahawalnagar, Faisalabad, Chichawatni, Lahore (Punjab province) and Malam Jabba (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province).
13 JUNE 2017 | GENEVA - World Health Organization Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has welcomed contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The pledges were made at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, USA which is being attended by 32 000 Rotarians from around the world.
“It is humbling to see again the power of this incredible global partnership to generate funding to fight one of the world’s most horrible and debilitating diseases,” said Dr Tedros.
13 June 2017 - WHO conducted a training workshop on the use of evaluation protocols for the Early Warning and Response Network (EWARN) – a proactive disease surveillance system used to rapidly detect and react to suspected disease outbreaks in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies. The workshop was conducted in Cairo at WHO’s Regional office of the Eastern Mediterranean from 16 to 18 May 2017 by WHO global EWARN experts in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Afghanistan has suffered for the last 40 years with conflict and displacement of its people emanating from multiple but distinct sources. From the Soviet invasion to the Taliban regime and through to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) intervention and its aftermath, Afghans have had to face not only the direct impact of armed violence but also waves of internal displacement, migration and refugee return. In 2016 an estimated 400,000 Afghans returned from Iran and 600,000 from Pakistan, many of whom doing so involuntarily.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants continued to slowly decline, with 6,471 counted in Serbia on 11 June. 92% of them were accommodated in 18 governmental shelters (below chart refers).
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
This year, more than 126,000 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is 28 per cent less compared to the same period in the previous year, in which 173,000 people were displaced. Displacements this year have reached the majority of the country, with displacements being registered in 29 out of 34 provinces.
Central: Since January, 7,744 people have been displaced in the central region, 6 per cent of the total displacement country-wide.