Violence has recently intensified in the north, north-east, and southern parts of Syria, increasing humanitarian needs and internally displacing an estimated 850,000 persons this year alone, and leading hundreds of thousands to flee the country. Humanitarian access remains very limited to the estimated 422,000 people most in need who are living in besieged areas.
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
HIGHLIGHTS Overview of IDPs in KP/FATA
Protection Cluster Work Plan 2015
Overview of trainings/workshops
Spontaneous settlements in Bannu
Inter-cluster mission to North Waziristan Agency
MHPSS Assessment by IMC, Handicap international and We Can
Update on Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF)
On 29 June 2015 we responded to a funding alert in response to the heat wave in Pakistan.
During the past week, the Sindh province of Pakistan has experienced increased temperatures of around 48–52 centigrade, the highest temperature among recorded statistical data. 1,400 people are reported to have died of intense heat stroke across southern Pakistan.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
As of 25 June 2015, 38,772 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to South SWA, and 366 unregistered families to NWA. The recent returns from Jalozai and off-camp locations to the Aka Khel and Shalobar ares are largely completed with an estimated one or two hundred famlies remaining. These families will continue to return in the coming week, thereby completing this portion of the return plan.
Pakistan Food Security Cluster - Dashbarod (March - April 2015)
The dashboard covers the overall progress in the months of March and April 2015 and depiction of following topics,
HCT Strategic Response Plan – 2015 KP/FATA Updates Food Security and Livelihood Updates for Drought (Sindh) Food Security and Livelihood Updates for Floods 2014
By Fakhar Kakakhel and Umar Farooq
BANNU, Pakistan, 24 June 2015 (IRIN) - More than a year after a military offensive displaced about a million people from North Waziristan, residents say they are unable to go home because the government requires them to first sign an agreement to “stop the enemies of Pakistan,” which would put them at risk of retaliation from both the militants and the army.
Snapshot 17–23 June 2015
Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.
As of 18 June 2015, 35,698 families have returned to Khyber, South Waziristan Agency (SWA), and North Waziristan Agency (NWA). This includes 1,551 unregistered families to South SWA, and 366 unregistered families to NWA. FDMA extended the return of Shalobar families from Jalozai and off-camp until 25 June. In view of this change, UN agencies and their partners will continue services for the returnees through 25 June. Following these returns, all other activity will be suspended for the remainder of Ramadan.
Islamabad; June 22, 2015 UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Antonio Gutterres called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM House here this afternoon.
Matters relating to Afghan refugees in Pakistan including their repatriation to their homeland came under discussion.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan took care of Afghan refugees as a sacred duty and their return with dignity is a priority for the government.
June the 20th marks the World Refugee Day. Afghanistan is a country with millions of its population scattered as refugees around the world that is why our government and people attach high importance to this day.
Despite the fact that over the past fifteen years, more than six million refugees have returned home and resumed a peaceful life, millions other Afghans still reside out of their country.
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.