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22 Jun 2017 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Independent Election Commission that parliamentary and district council elections will take place on 7 July 2018.

“The people of Afghanistan have made clear their desire for credible, inclusive elections,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “We welcome the IEC’s commitment to a realistic date for holding parliamentary and district council elections, and to an improved and transparent electoral process.”

22 Jun 2017 description

Crisis overview

Conflict between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in the northern provinces has intensified in the first week of June, especially in Kunduz province. Since the beginning of 2017 12,000 IDPs have been displaced from Kunduz province, the majority to other provinces across Afghanistan, of which over 7,000 were displaced in May. Since January the newly displaced from Kunduz province represent 10% of the total newly displaced population across Afghanistan. IDPs displaced in May made up 49% of Afghanistan’s total displacement.

22 Jun 2017 description
  • Con la entrega de ayuda humanitaria, MVC brinda respaldo total a familias afectadas en los municipios de Mazatán, Huixtla y Tuzantán

El gobernador Manuel Velasco Coello continúa su recorrido por las zonas dañadas por el sismo de siete grados que motivó una Declaratoria de Emergencia para 18 municipios en Chiapas, donde entregó ayuda humanitaria a las personas afectadas.

22 Jun 2017 description

Muhanad, a surgeon in northern Syria, happened to be visiting his nephew not far from the town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April 2017. During the visit, he was called to a local field hospital that was receiving emergency cases of patients exposed to gas. He realized their symptoms weren’t what he was used to seeing with similar incidents. “More than 30 patients came in the afternoon,” he says. “They were in convulsions. That’s not a chlorine gas symptom.”

“I froze.”

22 Jun 2017 description

En las consultas anuales se toma nota de los buenos resultados de 2016 y se inician los debates sobre la próxima fase del fondo

21/06/2017 - En la consulta anual del Mecanismo de apoyo a programas multiasociados, la FAO presentó los logros alcanzados mediante el fondo en 2016, gracias al cual se obtuvieron resultados importantes hacia el objetivo del hambre cero, la sostenibilidad del sistema alimentario y agrícola y la reducción de la pobreza en las zonas rurales.

22 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Phasing out of wheat production completed in 2016, green fodder to be phased out by 2019

  • Cereal import requirements forecast to decline in 2016/17

  • Cash transfer programme to compensate cuts in universal subsidies to be implemented in 2017

Wheat production phased out in 2016, green forage to be phased out by 2019

22 Jun 2017 description
report Government of Chile

De acuerdo con la información proporcionada por la Dirección Regional de ONEMI Biobío, producto del sistema frontal que afecta a la región, una familia se encuentra albergada en una junta de vecinos a raíz del anegamiento de viviendas en la comuna de Coronel. Además, 5.569 clientes se encuentran sin servicio de suministro eléctrico en diversos sectores de la región.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Government of Chile

De acuerdo con la información proporcionada por la Dirección Meteorológica de Chile, mediante la actualización de su Alerta Meteorológica CNA AA67-2/2017 emitida durante esta jornada, se prevé la ocurrencia de viento moderado a fuerte en los sectores costeros de la Región de Aysén, según el siguiente detalle:

Viento (km/h)

Sector Intensidad
Costa Norte Entre 75 y 90

22 Jun 2017 description

The Commissioner of Lobonok County, Lt. Col. Hon. Severino Gwerit Kose on Wednesday appealed to humanitarian actors for emergency relief aid for the displaced communities in Karpeto Buma, an area south of Yapa.

Hon. Severino Gwerit said that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are facing a number of challenges which include lack of shelter, food and medicine.

“I am now appealing to humanitarian organizations to come and assist these people who have been displaced recently because they left their gardens; they fear to go back to cultivate because they have trauma.”

22 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Assisting the Most Vulnerable Would Be Significant Progress

When looking for solutions to the global refugee crisis, Japan is often identified as a country that could do more. It contributes generously to the United Nations refugee agency but does very little in terms of recognizing asylum seekers in Japan or in resettling refugees stranded, often in terrible conditions, in Thailand, Lebanon, Kenya, Pakistan and elsewhere.

22 Jun 2017 description

Cumaná, 22 Jun. AVN.- Un avión aterrizó este jueves en el aeropuerto Antonio José de Sucre, ubicado en Cumaná, enviado por el presidente de la República, Nicolás Maduro, con insumos para atender a las familias que resultaron afectadas por la tormenta tropical Bret.

Entre los insumos que transporta el avión están colchones, agua potable, medicamentos, 3 Motocicletas y 10 Motocierras; también se espera que lleguen a la entidad por vía terrestre dos gandolas con enseres de Mi Casa Bien Equipada.

22 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sporadic confrontations between ANSF and AGE have led to some 3,795 people displaced in May 2017 in Kandahar, Zabul and Urozgan provinces.

  • Tense security situation in Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul, including military operations and ongoing ground engagements led to the increase in civilian casualties and triggered more internal displacement. There is a threat of Tirinkot city falling under control of AGEs.

22 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • AGEs overrun Ghormach district (Faryab province) in early May and it was recaptured by ANSF after 24 hours. Intense fighting was reported though it did not cause mass displacements.

22 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Kunduz Province, as of end of May 1,563 families are reported to have returned to places of origin and out 3,024 families assessed only 1,294 were verified as vulnerable IDPs.

  • In Badakhshan Province, over 600 families were displaced and the district of Ishkashim, which was temporarily secured by ANSF, has witnessed a new surge of military confrontation resulting in the displacement of over 300 families in the last days of the reporting month.

22 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In May 2017, the return trend continued to be low with an average 171 refugee returnees and 572 undocumented returnees per day approaching UNHCR and IOM for assistance.

  • In Laghman, displacement of civilians occurred in Alishang and Alingar districts to Mihtarlam following clashes between the government and Taliban which are still ongoing.