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Syria Crisis

Violence has recently intensified in the north, north-east, and southern parts of Syria, increasing humanitarian needs and internally displacing an estimated 850,000 persons this year alone, and leading hundreds of thousands to flee the country. Humanitarian access remains very limited to the estimated 422,000 people most in need who are living in besieged areas.

29 Jun 2015 description

As of 25 June 2015, 38,772 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to South SWA, and 366 unregistered families to NWA. The recent returns from Jalozai and off-camp locations to the Aka Khel and Shalobar ares are largely completed with an estimated one or two hundred famlies remaining. These families will continue to return in the coming week, thereby completing this portion of the return plan.

22 Jun 2015 description

As of 18 June 2015, 35,698 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to South SWA, and 366 unregistered families to NWA. FDMA extended the return of Shalobar families from Jalozai and off-camp until 25 June. In view of this change, UN agencies and their partners will continue services for the returnees through 25 June. Following these returns, all other activity will be suspended for the remainder of Ramadan.

16 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least six Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) have received verbal eviction notices

  • Aid workers in Afghanistan prepare for World Humanitarian Summit

  • Recent attacks against aid workers highlight need to rethink humanitarian access

  • CARE assists vulnerable families in Khost with CHF support

15 Jun 2015 description

As of 11 June 2015, 32,274 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to SWA, and 312 unregistered families to NWA. The recent returns to Bara are primarily to the Shalobar area. A new humanitarian hub in Mirkhan Khail is currently under construction by WFP, to be used by humanitarian agencies for the distribution of assistance to returnees in NWA.

09 Jun 2015 description

As of 4 June 2015, 28,597 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to SWA, and 237 unregistered families to NWA. All returns to Bara were suspended on May 28 due to local elections, and remained suspended through June 4. Shalobar returns originally scheduled for June 1 have been delayed until June 8.

01 Jun 2015 description

As of 28 May 2015, 28,448 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to SWA, and 191 unregistered families to NWA. All returns to Bara were suspended on May 28 due to local elections. Shalobar returns originally scheduled for June 1 have been delayed until June 8. North Waziristan Agency (NWA) returns were suspended on May 29, and will resume on June 2. Travel for international staff in Khyber was also suspended until June 5.

27 May 2015 description

Given Afghanistan’s dynamic security situation and continuing uncertainty around transition of power, coupled with a growing budget deficit that is hampering the delivery of basic public health services ; the humanitarian community is expecting that 2015 will offer a continued complex and unpredictable operating environment.

26 May 2015 description

In 2015, the authorities plan to facilitate the return of over 170,000 families to the de-notified areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). As of 21 May 2015, 26,946 families have returned including 1,551 unregistered families to South Waziristan Agency (SWA). An Inter-cluster assessment mission visited the de-notified areas North Waziristan Agency (NWA) to assess the humanitarian situation, identify the needs of the returning population, and to determine the feasibility of supporting returns.

25 May 2015 description

In June 2014, military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts of Khost and Paktika in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees crossing in and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As of 18 May, the total re-verified active caseload is 32,543 1 families (205,113 individuals) with 22,973 families (154,343 individuals) in Khost and 9,570 families (50,770 individuals) in Paktika.

18 May 2015 description

As of 14 May 20,808 families have returned to Khyber Agency, 593 families to North Waziristan Agency, 4,789 families to South Waziristan Agency including 1,551 unregistered families. The returning families, that were registered and verified as IDPs, are being assisted by both the humanitarian community and the Government. The humanitarian community is providing monthly food for a period of six months and NFIs on the basis of needs/vulnerability. The Government is providing PKR 10,000 for transportation and PKR 25,000 as a cash grant.

18 May 2015 description

In 2015, the authorities have planned to facilitate the return of over 170,000 families to the different de-notified areas of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). As of 14 May 2015, 26,190 families have returned including 1,551 unregistered families to South Warziristan Agency (SWA). The bulk of returns took place in Khyber Agency whereby 20,808 families have returned to the de-notified villages of Aka Khel area in Bara Tehsil.

16 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• An estimated 17,000 families seek assistance as conflict induced displaced persons

• Humanitarian flights deliver aid to affected families in remote Badakhshan

• 2015 HRP first quarter report says 40 per cent of 1.5 million affected people have received emergency assistance

• CHF supports lifesaving action for vulnerable Afghan with $21.5 million

11 May 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Six months after the National Unity Government came to power, Afghanistan remains in political, military, and economic transition. Intensified conflict has caused large scale displacement and increased civilian casualties. As of 31 March, 20,000 individuals were displaced due to conflict this year alone, including 5,000 displaced in Helmand due to military operations.