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25 May 2016 description

From 13 to 19 May over 2,000 families returned to Noth Waziristan (NWA) and South Waziristan (SWA) Agencies. The Government has announced a schedule for all remaining returns. This schedule will consist of a series of phases for each agency lasting until mid-November. Stage three of NWA returns is ongoing and involves 22,000 families. Stage four will commence 16 Sep. with the final 40,000+ families.

23 May 2016 description

Returns continue at a regular pace with 2,331 families returning during the week of 6 to 12 May. As before, the bulk of returns are to North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agencies. Twenty six families have returned to Orakzai in the past week, concluding this phase of Orakzai returns. The next two phases of Orakzai returns will address the remaining 21,252 families, although exact dates for these returns have not yet been announced. The current phase of Kurram returns has also concluded. The next phase will begin following further denotifications within Kurram.

09 May 2016 description

Returns have slowed somewhat, although a steady stream of families continues to move back to Kurram, Orakzai, North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agencies. Last week over 4,400 families returned with the majority going to Kurram. The current phase of returns to Kurram will end on May 9, when the planned movement of approximately 15,000 families will finish. Orakzai returns continue to be slower than expected. Unregistered returns continue at a steady pace with almost 6,000 families returning to all four agencies.

08 May 2016 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRP) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and received $1.12 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with $428.4 million, followed by Yemen, Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territory. In total, MENA HRPs are 16% funded.

  2. The SYRIA REGIONAL REFUGEE AND RESILIENCE PLAN (3RP) requested US$4.55 billion. The total amount received is $1.06 billion (23%), which leaves a total shortfall of $3.5 billion (77%).

03 May 2016 description

A surge in returns to four Agencies has seen over 10,400 families leaving for North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram and Orakzai in the past week. All IDPs have left New Durrani camp for Kurram and the camp is closing. Returns are likely to continue at the same pace for the coming weeks period. The return plan is slightly ahead of schedule at this point.

03 May 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In Afghanistan, 2015 was a year marked politically by the presidential elections, and subsequent drawn out processes that led to the formation of the national unity Government. It was the year in which Afghan security forces took full responsibility for the security and protection of the population. It was marked by the fall and capture of the city of Kunduz by the Taliban on 28 September, the subsequent devastating air strike on the MSF hospital, and a month later by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Badakhshan.

03 May 2016 description

I. Overview:

From 14 to 16 April 2016, a mission including the Humanitarian Coordinator and OCHA Head of Office (o.i.c) conducted a two-day visit to Kurram Agency. The team visited New Durrani camp, recently denotified areas of Central Kurram and villages where returns took place two years ago to gain a better understanding of the immediate humanitarian needs of returned IDPs.

II. Background:

03 May 2016 description
  • As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.

27 Apr 2016 description

Returns are continuing with 3,084 families leaving for North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram and Orakzai Agencies during the past week. These returns include IDPs leaving New Durrani and Togh Sarai Camps. The current phase of returns will continue until mid-May and may consist of up to 50,000 families. The Government, UN, and NGOs are providing sevices at the embarkation points including voluntary return forms, ATM and SIM cards for cash grants, nutrition, protection, grievance desks, health, vaccination, and WASH.

27 Apr 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Key Findings and Recommendations:

An Inter-Cluster Assessment Mission was conducted to Orakzai Agency from 8 to 13 April 2016 to assess the situation in a sample of recently denotified villages. An estimated 15,000 IDP families from Aa Khel, Mulla Khel, Chapri Feroz Khel, Mishti Hindara and Mishti Gawak tribes are expected to return to these areas starting 20 April 2016. Approximately 2,800 families will return in the first phase through the Jerma embarkation point in Kohat.

27 Apr 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Key Findings and Recommendations:

An Inter-Cluster Assessment Mission was conducted to Kurram Agency from 8 to 13 April 2016 to assess the situation in a sample of the 151 recently denotified villages. An estimated 12,000 families from Alisherzai,

Zemusht and Masozai tribes from Central Kurram are expected to return to these areas starting 20 April 2016.

The overall security situation is conducive for returns. The situation in the three tribes differed significantly.

21 Apr 2016 description

Background

In early 2015, a joint UNICEF/WFP research initiative supported by DFID and conducted by the Boston Consulting Group established that the average financial return on investment (ROI) for 49 humanitarian preparedness interventions analyzed in high risk contexts is more than 200%.
This means that every $1 spent on preparing is worth more than $2 in the event of an emergency. Preparedness was also shown to save responders more than one week of operational t ime on average- reach ing more people faster to save more lives.