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01 Oct 2016 description

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 06:15 GMT

Pakistan and India exchanged fresh fire across the Kashmir border Saturday, the Pakistani military said, with Indian officials stating there was no damage as tensions rise between the nuclear-armed rivals.

"Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing" which started at 4:00 am (2300 GMT) and continued for four hours in Bhimber sector on the Pakistani side of the border, a military statement said.

It did not mention casualties.

01 Oct 2016 description

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the recent developments, in particular the reported cease-fire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) following an attack on an Indian army base in Uri on 18 September.

30 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

The migration phenomenon has increased worldwide in recent years due to armed conflict, violence, economic crises and the desire for family reunification. It is believed that 3.4 per cent of the world's population is living outside its country of origin; this represents more than 247 million people.

30 Sep 2016 description

Ranbir Singh Pora , India | AFP | Friday 9/30/2016 - 14:32 GMT

by Tauseef MUSTAFA

India evacuated thousands of people living near the border with Pakistan on Friday, a day after carrying out strikes along the de-facto frontier in disputed Kashmir that have dramatically escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Authorities in parts of northern India said they were evacuating villages within 10 kilometres (six miles) of the border following Thursday's raids, which provoked furious charges of "naked aggression" from Pakistan.

30 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

  • Almost four decades of conflict in Afghanistan have led to insecurity and large scale displacement within the country and to neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. Intensified conflict continues to force people out of their homes: this year alone, by the end of August some 245,000 people had already fled to safer places.

30 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 302,486 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,610 people have arrived in Greece and 132,044 in Italy during 2016.
Total arrivals on the Mediterranean through the month of September in 2015 were 518,181 – nearly 60 percent higher.

30 Sep 2016 description

302,486 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,502 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 30 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

30 Sep 2016 description
report Guardian

Sarah Boseley Health editor

Exclusive: Bank chief Jim Yong Kim vows to expose governments that fail to tackle malnourishment as part of mission to rid world of stunting by 2030

The president of the World Bank has warned he will name and shame countries that fail to tackle the malnourishment and poor growth of their children, as part of a mission to rid the world of stunting.

30 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Afghanistan is closely following the internally displaced persons (IDPs) situation in the country.
    WFP is ready to provide immediate food assistance to any emergencies in coordination with the Government and other humanitarian agencies. In addition, WFP is working on an Emergency Operation in response to returnees (documented and undocumented returnees) from Pakistan and increased number of IDPs.

30 Sep 2016 description

The return of over 30,000 registered refugees during the week of 18-24 Sep. shows a significant increase from the previous week’s return of 7,539 individuals. Likewise,the number of undocumented returns represents a five-fold increase over the previous week. This is likely due to the end of the Eid holiday.

18- 24 Sep, 2016

  • Registered Afghan Returnees: 30,568
  • Undocumented Afghan Returnees: 11,873

1 Jan- 24 Sep, 2016

  • Registered Afghan Returnees: 154,988
  • Undocumented Afghan Returnees: 157,663
29 Sep 2016 description

Polio this week as of 27 September 2016

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues its relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support in the region alongside other targeted districts across Pakistan.

  • Consultation meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategic Review have been initiated.

  • Cash-based livelihood support activities are in progress in Bajaur, Muhmand and Khyber of FATA.

29 Sep 2016 description

KEY AIM:

  • Foster a culture of accountability and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse at all levels of the humanitarian system.

  • Encourage institutionalization of AAP and PSEA within humanitarian organizations, including local and national NGOs, INGOs, Red Cross Red Crescent movement and UN Agencies.

  • Support operationalization of AAP and PSEA at collective level as well as individual agency level.

29 Sep 2016 description

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at a briefing at the Security Council debate on the protection of civilians: health care in armed conflict, today:

28 Sep 2016 description

The Pakistan Food Security Bulletin is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the World Food Programme as a contribution to periodic food security monitoring in the country.

Highlights

  • Total wheat production in Pakistan in 2015‐16 has been estimated at 25.5 million metric tons (MT), slightly higher than the 2014‐15 level of 25.1 million MT, showing a positive growth by 1.58 percent.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12536

Security Council
7779th Meeting (AM)

Speakers Urge Appointment of Special Representative to Document, Assaults as Secretary-General Decries ‘Affront to Shared Humanity’

Ending attacks on medical workers, facilities and transports in conflict hotspots — including by several of its own permanent members — must remain an urgent priority for the Security Council, speakers emphasized today as the body convened to consider hospital bombings in embattled Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.

28 Sep 2016 description

ISLAMABAD - 28 September 2016: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed an agreement to extend their partnership for Child Centred Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) in order to enhance the government’s existing capacity and delivery of services to minimise risks for women and children during disasters.

28 Sep 2016 description

From 18-24 September, a total of 11,873 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan through Nangarhar and Kandahar Province’s Turkham and Spin Boldak border crossing points according to the Border Monitoring Team of the Direc-torate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR). Out of the total, 11,455 were spontaneous returnees in family groups and 418 were deported individuals.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and June 2016, open sources reported 356 severe events in which 816 aid workers were reported killed (308), kidnapped (204) or assaulted or injured (304) in 35 countries. The highest number of severe events was reported from South Sudan (55), whilst the highest number of affected staff was reported from Afghanistan (196 individuals), followed by Syria (122 individuals). You can find the geographic distribution of aid worker casualties on our world maps.