It is predicted that by 2030 over 55 percent of the population in Asia will live in cities. Associated urban risk has also increased. An extreme and changing climate, earthquakes, and emergencies triggered by man-made hazards are putting pressure on people and threatening the prosperity of cities.
Workers of Kamchatka Avalanche Center together with rescuers of the Kamchatka SAR Team of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are taking preventive measures in Kamchatka due to an avalanche warning that will remain active from 28 to 30 January.
Total affected population: 8.1 million
Total affected children (under 18): 4.6 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 1.8 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 944,000
**2016 programme targets**
With a population of almost 200 million, Pakistan faces a multitude of interlinked challenges:
Estimation of 1 161 248 people still in displacement due to military operations against non-state armed groups. Most of the IDPs have sought refuge in the adjoining districts in Pakistan, but also across the border in Afghanistan. In 2015, 660 540 IDPs returned to their place of origin.
- Earthquake affects 134,000 people; USAID partners lead response
- Humanitarian need increases significantly due to conflict and natural disaster
- IDPs exceed 1 million
Key outcomes for the Worst Affected Areas Ghor Province:
FCS: 75.9% borderline and poor
HHS: 27% moderate and severer
Post - Harvest 2013
FCS: 53% borderline and poor
HHS: 14.1% moderate and severer
CS: 5 GAM: 5.3
Summary of Causes, Context and Key Issues
Good rainfall has contributed to improved harvest and livestock body condition in most of the provinces. Besides, availability of diverse nutritious food reduces market dependency.
•A structural fire in the Guapi town centre, in the department of Cauca occurred on Thursday night. The cause is unknown; six families were affected. (OS: COLOMBIASSH)
Department of Bolivar, municipality of Montecristo: Floods. New overflowing of the streams Caribona and Auyma led to seven districts being affected. This second flooding occurred in less than 24 hours. (OS: RCNNOTICIAS)
Department of Cauca:
Uruzgan, Oct 2015 – The village of Qadam Shahli is split right down the middle by a river. For years, the only way people from one side could visit family members living on the other was via a little wooden bridge.
Even that was not always possible because spring floods would wash the bridge away, leaving half the village cut off, not only from their relatives but also from the market, hospital, school and government services of the nearest town.
Taliban seizes control of Kunduz, exacerbating insecurity
Ongoing attacks on civilians and aid workers hinder humanitarian access
Numbers of IDPs, returnees, and food- insecure households surge
USAID/OFDA commits an additional $16 million to support relief efforts ￼
On 28 September, the Taliban launched a major offensive in the northeast, focusing on Kunduz city, the capital of Kunduz province. On 4 October, Taliban forces also attacked Maimana, capital of Faryab province, but were pushed back by Afghan forces with US- led coalition air support. As of 12 October, Afghan forces have reportedly regained control of most of Kunduz, but fighting continues in and around the city.
Heavy rains in the departments of Sololá, Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Escuintla, Izabal, and Sacatepéquez caused landslides, mudslides, and floods, affecting 921 people and left 2 people injured, and 180 homes damaged. (OS: CONRED) (M: PRENSA LIBRE)
Landslide due to rain left six people dead, 90 homes destroyed, 50 people missing, and 50 people who were evacuated in the colony of Cambray II, Santa Catarina Pinula. (M: PRENSA LIBRE)
El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2210 (2015), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.
Bangladesh: 1.5 million people are affected by flooding, which has displaced around 320,000 people in the areas of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, and Bandarban. Shelter, WASH and food security are key priorities. 15 out 24 rivers are over danger levels as heavy rainfall continues.
Libya: An estimated 2,244 people have died this year as a result of conflict, and nearly one-third of the country’s population is affected. Humanitarian access remains severely restricted.
Issue 32 of the Afghanistan Research Newsletter is now available on the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit’s (AREU) website. Newsletter 32 is the second issue published since the quarterly newsletter was revived in 2015 and the first of many to come.
Snapshot 9–15 September 2015
Afghanistan: The number of severely food insecure has risen to 1.5 million people, according to a new assessment. 7.3 million people are moderately food insecure. Food security among IDPs is worsening, with around 200,000 people reported to be in need of immediate assistance.