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03 Feb 2016 description
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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


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


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


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


  • 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.

06 Oct 2015 description

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)

29 Sep 2015 description

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.

23 Sep 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.

22 Sep 2015 description

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.

16 Sep 2015 description

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.

15 Sep 2015 description

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.