The Afghanistan HCT—comprising UN, international organization, and nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives—releases Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for 2015
USAID supports winter preparedness and response activities
USAID/FFP provides 26,100 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance
USAID/FFP commits $30 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to support food assistance activities in Pakistan
USAID/OFDA responds to humanitarian needs in NWA through the Responding to Pakistan’s Internally Displaced (RAPID) fund
Poliovirus vaccination campaigns target previously inaccessible areas of FATA
Conflict-induced displacement in Kunar
Shelter response 83 % completed
Humanitarian access in Helmand
In this issue
Scores displaced in Kunar P.1 Humanitarians respond to winter P.2 Mission to Daykundi P.3 Humanitarian access P.5
Afghanistan - IOM distributed winter aid in Afghanistan’s Khost province on Sunday and Monday to 250 Afghan families displaced by fighting in North Waziristan, Pakistan.
IOM has been supporting Afghan families displaced from North Waziristan since fighting broke out last June. To date, over 1,400 displaced Afghan families (7,700 individuals) have been assessed by IOM field teams in Afghanistan’s Khost, Paktika, Kabul and Nangarhar provinces.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
Distributions of UNHCR supplemental food packages began at the end of December and include pulses, oil and salt. With funds from the CHF, this supplemental food package augments the wheat being distributed from the Strategic Grain Reserve and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to address the food shortage during WFP’s pipeline break. To date, 11,423 refugee families in Alisher, Gurbuz, and Matun districts, and Gulan camp in Khost have received this food, as well as 1,562 families in Barmal and Urgun districts, Paktika.
According to the report of NDMA dated 15th Oct, 2014 and Recovery Framework 2014-2016, Monsoon rains had affected 2.53 million caused 367 deaths and 673 people got injured in AJK, Punjab,KP and GB.
Initially PRCS has catered the emergency needs of the people through provision of 4500 x Food packs of 22 kg in different districts of Punjab along-with provision of Non Food Items (NFIs) (comprising of emergency shelter & essential household items) to 3,370 x families.
Ilam Taj looks towards the grey winter sky to say a quick prayer of thanks for her baby daughter, Afaida, who is bubbling with energy. Afaida’s grandmother, Feroza Bibi, joins Ilam in the prayer: “Praise be to Allah, for he gave her back to us.”
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In 2013-14, DFID’s programme was £253 million
400,000 girls have received stipends to help them go to school since 2009.
36,000 classrooms will be constructed in Punjab and Khyber Paktunkhwa and 90,000 teachers trained.
GIRLS AND WOMEN
10,000 community midwives have been trained and over 70 midwife schools constructed or renovated since 2009.
In this Issue
- Arab States-Egypt, Somalia
- Europe & Central Asia-Azerbaijan
- Latin America & Caribbean-Honduras
- New Project Videos
- Pakistan: A Journey Through the Glaciers
- Tokelau: Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change-Vital Health
Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.
Pakistan had another strong staple crop harvest in 2014. Estimates suggest a total wheat production of 25.3 million metric tonnes (MT), slightly above last year’s level of 24 million MT. Similarly, the estimates of rice (milled) production for 2014 are 6.7 million MT, slightly below the previous year.
Food prices have stabilized and even showed some decline; the price of wheat and wheat flour in November 2014 were 4 and 5 percent lower compared to a year ago.
Update includes the following:
ERF supports NWA response
The new contribution from the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (SIDA) in August 2014 enabled the Pakistan Emergency Response Fund (ERF) to fund response activities to displaced persons from North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
ERF allocated US$3.5 million to 26 projects in Bannu, DI Khan, Karrak and Lakki Marwat.
1. PRCS Initial Response
a. PRCS relief operation commenced on 22nd June with initial response as under:-
(1) Cooked rice to approx. 23000 TDPs
(2) Health care to 1,690 TDPs through deployment of 4 x Mobile Health Units
(3) Deployment of 05 Ambulances
(4) Provision of 22,000 liters of clean Drinking Water
Assistance needs persist among displaced households in Afghanistan
1.KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE