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29 Apr 2016 description

Notes:

1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, extreme winter conditions, flooding, heavy rainfall, landslides & mudflows, and heavy snowfall 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) Afghans, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.

06 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Civilian deaths in Afghanistan in 2015 surpass previous record

  • UNAMA documents increasing attacks on health facilities and personnel

  • Increased precipitation in March signals an improved agro-climatic outlook, raises flooding concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Mar 2016 description

Notes:

1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, extreme winter conditions, flooding, heavy rainfall, landslides & mudflows, and heavy snowfall 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) Afghans, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.

21 Mar 2016 description

Chitral, Pakistan | AFP | Monday 3/21/2016 - 14:26 GMT

Chances of survival were fading for seven people feared buried under an avalanche three days ago in a remote northern Pakistani village, authorities said Monday.

The disaster struck on Saturday afternoon near the village of Susom, some 40 kilometres (24 miles) north of the town of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

20 Mar 2016 description

Chitral, Pakistan | AFP | Sunday 3/20/2016 - 07:07 GMT

Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two schoolchildren hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while around nine more remain buried beneath the snow.

The disaster struck on Saturday afternoon near the village of Susom, some 40 kilometres (24 miles) north of the town of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local police station chief Sultan Baig told AFP.

Worried parents and authorities began searching for the ninth graders when they did not return from school.

03 Mar 2016 description

Key messages

The European Union's current humanitarian actions in Pakistan focus on several separate but interrelated crises:

  • Support for people affected by the conflict in the northwest, where over one million people are presently displaced. The on-going complex emergency remains underfunded with little media attention and is classified by the European Commission as a Forgotten Crisis.

08 Feb 2016 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with representatives from the national, provincial, and regional level Disaster Management Authorities and other relevant institutions, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) finalized the Institutional Assessment on the integration of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) into the Agriculture Sector of Pakistan.

03 Feb 2016 description
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Introduction

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.

31 Jan 2016 description

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.

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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**

25 Jan 2016 description

SITUATION

With a population of almost 200 million, Pakistan faces a multitude of interlinked challenges:

  • Complex Emergency
    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.

18 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earthquake affects 134,000 people; USAID partners lead response
  • Humanitarian need increases significantly due to conflict and natural disaster
  • IDPs exceed 1 million

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Dec 2015 description
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Key outcomes for the Worst Affected Areas Ghor Province:

Pre-Harvest 2015

FCS: 75.9% borderline and poor

HHS: 27% moderate and severer

CS: 9.6

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.

07 Nov 2015 description

•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)

06 Nov 2015 description

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:

31 Oct 2015 description

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.

16 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 

13 Oct 2015 description

Crisis Overview

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.