At least 13 teachers at a religious school have been abducted in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.
Afghan officials say Islamic State (IS) militants took the lecturers hostage at a madrasah in the Haska Mina district on January 15.
"The teachers were busy with exams at the madrasah when [the Islamic State] militants kidnapped 13 of them and took them to an unknown place," Ataullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, told RFE/RL.
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) and paragraph 44 of Council resolution 2297 (2016). It provides information on the implementation of those resolutions, including on the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and challenges faced by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) in carrying out its mandate. It covers major developments from 1 September to 31 December 2016.
II. Political and security overview
HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
Niamey, le 16 janvier: Les organisations humanitaires au Niger recherchent 271 millions de dollars pour apporter une aide d’urgence à 1,5 million de personnes vulnérables dans le pays. Cet appel de fonds vise à mobiliser les financements nécessaires pour la mise en œuvre du Plan de réponse humanitaire de 2017 lancé aujourd’hui par son Excellence M. Brigi Rafini, Premier Ministre, Chef du Gouvernement en présence de M.
This report is based on a series of 23 focus group discussions held by the Common Feedback Project team in Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha and Ramechhap. This special Focus Group Discussion Report was undertaken in order to provide greater detail and insight into issues faced by affected communities. The report highlights, among others:
Critical issues faced by single, divorced or widowed women, as well as women whose husbands are abroad or engaged in multiple marriages in access reconstruction support;
On 29 December, 152 migrants received return assistance home to Mali and on 20 December, IOM assisted 140 Nigerian migrants return home.
IOM has provided desks, chairs and mobile classrooms to 14 schools in Sabha and 9 in Al Qatrun serving a total of 12,994 students.
IOM has completed three first aid training courses for actors involved in life saving operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Statistical report
UNICEF Pacific Representative, Mr. Sheldon Yett, presented his credentials to the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Hon. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas
To date 73 per cent of children under five have been registered, while 86 per cent of children under 18 years have their birth recorded in the national birth registration system
Fighting intensifies in Mosul, causing rapid increase in rates of displacement and civilian casualties.
Trauma care response is stepped up close to Mosul. Shortages of food, water and medicine reported in Hawiga.
Damage to homes and lack of livelihood opportunities the biggest barrier to returning communities.
Displacement and casualty rates rise in Mosul
Fighting intensifies causing fresh displacements
• The humanitarian community is seeking US$550 million to provide assistance to 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans in 2017.
• EMERGENCY’s new maternity center in Panjshir province will help tackle Afghanistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates, which remain among the highest in the world.
Según la información del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en promedio hay 1 niño o niña desescolarizado por cada hogar ubicado en los sectores más afectados por la violencia generalizada en Honduras. En el país, un tercio de la generación actual espera poder acceder a un espacio seguro de educación.
La actual situación de violencia generalizada afecta de forma especial a los menores de edad. Las niñas y los niños son reclutados, amenazados, asesinados, torturados, son víctimas de violencia sexual y desplazados.
This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 30 December to 12 January 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 26 January 2017.
In 2016, almost 620,000 undocumented returnees (249,832) and registered refugees (370,102) returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan. The overwhelming majority – 93% (577,454) – returned since July.
The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in many parts of the country. In Aleppo and in other areas of the country the scale of destruction is massive; needs for basic services, protection, shelter and infrastructures are widespread in both urban and rural areas.
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2015) 8936 final and conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union.
AMOUNT: EUR 379 400 000
· The number of refugees in Turkey has reached over 3 million people, making Turkey the host country with the largest refugee population in the world.
· About 90% of Syrian refugees in Turkey remain outside of camp settings with limited access to basic services. The European Commission is providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable refugees, particularly to those living outside of camps.
120 Incidents of Attack in December 2016
SNHR has published its special periodic report on attacks against vital civil facilities by the conflict parties in Syria.
Of the more than 111,000 people who formerly resided in east Aleppo remain in Aleppo city, 56,054 remained or re-registered in east Aleppo. 50,830 are registered as sheltering in west Aleppo, and 5,077 remain in the Jibreen collective shelter.
As the vast majority of IDPs reside in at least partially damaged houses in east Aleppo, systematic structural assessments urgently need to be carried out before any shelter intervention can take place.
After an initial helicopter recce and security assessment mission to Rann on 22 December, the first Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Humanitarian Needs Assessment was initially organised for the 30 DEC 16.
Due to an attack against Rann, this mission had to be postponed and took eventually place on the 9 JAN 17. Technical representatives of the health, nutrition, WASH, food security, shelter and protection sectors were part of the assessment team.