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13 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• One third of the Afghan population remains food insecure despite the expected higher wheat harvest for 2016
• Locust infestation will halve the harvest of the Dawlatyar district located in Ghor, the most food insecure Afghan province
• Farmers forced to flee their homes and livelihoods due to increasing conflict in Baghlan
• Clashes threaten harvesting in Kot
• WFP and Afghanaid deliver food assistance to the most vulnerable in remote areas of Afghanistan

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN FUNDING

11 Jul 2016 description

Families returned this week: 551

Families returned in 2016: 43,302

Families returned total*: 156,075
*since 16 March 2015

Families remaining in displacement: 147,716

Total returned female-headed households: 16%

In the period from the 1 to 7 July, 551 families have returned to North Waziristan (NWA) and South Waziristan (SWA) Agencies. Returns were slow due to Ramadan, but are expected to increase in the coming week.

05 Jul 2016 description

Overview

Following unseasonably heavy pre-monsoon rains, Pakistan continues to be adversely affected by severe weather events. According to the Provincial Disaster Management Agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, heavy rains hit Ursoon village in south-west Chitral district on the evening of 2 July. The resulting flash flood washed away a mosque, an army check post, and numerous houses resulting in the death of 29 people. Of these 29, two were women and seven were children. Forty six houses were either fully or partially damaged, and 13 people remain missing.

05 Jul 2016 description

Families returned this week: 1,105

Families returned in 2016: 42,751

Families returned total*: 155,524
*since 16 March 2015

Families remaining in displacement: 148,267

Total returned female-headed households: 16%

In the period from the 24 to 30 June 1,105 families have returned to North Waziristan (NWA) and South Waziristan (SWA) Agencies. Returns are slow due to Ramadan and will likely remain slow for the coming week.

04 Jul 2016 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRP) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and received $1.76 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with $694 million, followed by Yemen, Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territory. In total, MENA HRPs are 25% funded.

  2. The SYRIA REGIONAL REFUGEE AND RESILIENCE PLAN (3RP) requested US$4.55 billion. The total amount received is $1.34 billion (29%), which leaves a total shortfall of $3.21 billion (71%).

28 Jun 2016 description

In the period from the 17 to 23 June 1,448 families have returned to North Waziristan Agency (NWA). Returns are slow due to Ramadan and will likely remain slow for the coming month.

For the first time, the number of (registered) returned families has exceeded the number of displaced. This is an encouraging indication of the general success of the Government’s return plan, and of the efforts of the humanitarian community in providing assistance. Support to the return areas, including livelihoods, infrastructure, and health are crucial to ensure these returns are sustainable.

23 Jun 2016 description

In the period from the 10 to 16 June 1,130 families have returned to North Waziristan Agency (NWA). Returns are slow due to Ramadan and will likely remain slow for the coming month.

16 Jun 2016 description

The week of 3 to 9 of June saw the return of 770 families to North Waziristan Agency (NWA). Returns are slow due to Ramadan and will likely remain slow for the coming month.

16 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

The people of Tharparkar are facing a humanitarian situation where many women and children suffer from acute malnutrition. This is driven by a combination of factors including development challenges.

The drought in Tharparkar is a recurring issue resulting from the natural arid climate and topography of the district, which has been exacerbated in recent years due to climate change.

16 Jun 2016 description

From January to March 2016, four people were affected in 39 incidents. Of these, 16 were threats, four were attacks without physical harm and six miscellaneous incidents resulting in the temporary suspension of the polio campaign. One polio worker was released after kidnapping but this incident is not directly linked with the polio campaign. Five female workers have reported that they were sexually harrased and assaulted.

07 Jun 2016 description

During the week of 27th of May to the 2nd of June, 1,272 families returned to North Waziristan (NWA) Agency. As per situation last week, returns to Kurram, Orakzai and Khyber Agencies remain on hold. The reduced returns this week reflect a general suspension or at least a considerable reduction expected during the Ramadan season.

01 Jun 2016 description
  • As of 30 May 2016, financial requirements of UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans, Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as reflected in the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) amount to an unprecedented US$20.8 billion and are expected to rise. These appeals are currently funded at $4.8 billion, or 23 per cent. $16 billion in financial requirements remain unmet. Overall, humanitarian operations in 2016 are funded at almost $9.2 billion.

01 Jun 2016 description

During the week of 20 to 26 May, 1,291 families returned to North Waziristan (NWA) and South Waziristan (SWA) Agencies. As per the situation last week, returns to Kurram, Orakzai, and Khyber Agencies remain on hold, with the exception of some unregistered returns to Orakzai. The reduced returns this week reflect a general decrease before Ramadan. Returns are likely to be suspended or at least considerably reduced during the Ramadan season, after which the next phase of returns are scheduled to commence in all agencies.