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06 Jul 2015 description

Notes:

1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, flooding, heavy rainfall & snowfall, and landslides & mudflows as recorded by OCHA field offices and IOM Afghanistan Humanitarian Assistance Database (HADB).

2) A natural disaster incident is defined as an event that has affected (i.e. impacted) people, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Renewed fighting displaces more than 20,000 families across five provinces

  • Targeted attacks on aid workers and foreigners result in 20 aid worker deaths

  • USAID/OFDA commits additional assistance to support humanitarian coordination and health initiatives

29 Jun 2015 description

Outline

  1. Food Security Definition and Dimensions
  2. Overview of Pre-Harvest Assessment 2015: Background, Objectives
  3. Methodology: Sampling, Tools, Key Indicators
  4. Agro-climatic Factors
  5. Regional Context
  6. Regional Findings
  7. Key Messages
  8. Next Steps
17 Jun 2015 description

Incidents Summary:

Since 1 May, some 40 natural disaster incidents (flood, landslide and heavy rainfall) were reported across 15 provinces in North, Northeast, West, Central Highland and Eastern region affecting more than 1500 families (10,000 individuals) in 27 districts of 15 provinces

16 Jun 2015 description

I. Introduction

  1. 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.

16 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 10–16 June 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.

15 Jun 2015 description

H.E. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development inaugurated the reconstruction work of a water-intake project in Baghdar-wa-Sartarashi village of Khulm district of Balkh province.

09 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 3-9 June 2015

Yemen: 20 million people, close to 80% of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian aid. 500,000 people were displaced in May, bringing the total displaced since 26 March to more than 1 million. The escalation in the conflict has meant two million more people are food insecure, and six million more lack access to healthcare, and 9.4 million lack access to safe water.

03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux

PREFACE

02 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 28 May–2 June 2015

Iraq: 104,000 IDPs from Ramadi district over 15–29 May brings the total number of displaced in Anbar to 238,000 since April. They are facing serious restrictions accessing neighbouring governorates. In Anbar, Islamic State abducted 400 children in the last week of May. The humanitarian response for Syria is facing severe cutbacks due to funding shortages.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description

Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Afghan People ended the third phase of the winter relief project. The $3.2 million project includes the distribution of food baskets and blankets. The relief supplies were distributed in cooperation with Afghan authorities, including the Afghan Red Crescent Society, and the Saudi Embassy in Kabul.

The Committee distributed 55,000 food baskets and 50,000 blankets to 55,000 needy families affected by the natural disasters across Afghanistan.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.