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27 Mar 2015 description

Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa.

27 Mar 2015 description


  • Wheat production in 2015 forecast at record level of 26.4 million tonnes

  • Despite improved production, wheat imports anticipated higher in 2014/15 marketing year (May/April)

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour declined in February and were well below year-earlier levels

  • Overall food security conditions stable but localized food insecurity persists

Wheat production in 2015 forecast at record level of 26.4 million tonnes

25 Mar 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

  • Conflict in Iraq has disrupted food markets, leading to price hikes in Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Kirkuk. According to the 2014-2015 Strategic Response Plan, around 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, and over 2.5 million people are currently displaced.

25 Mar 2015 description

KHAR: The Fata Secretariat on Tuesday began providing compensation to the people whose houses have been in use by the security forces for last several years.

About 88 people of Khar subdivision, whose houses have been occupied by security forces since 2010, received cheques of over Rs6.3 million during a ceremony. Tribal elders, members of peace committees and administration officials were in attendance.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

22 Mar 2015 description

BARA: As many as 245 displaced families of Akkakhel tribe left for home in Bara as the first phase of the repatriation of internally displaced persons of the subdivision began on Friday.

The Khyber Agency political administration along with the Fata Disaster Management Authority and two mobile phone companies tasked with issuing SIM cards to the returning families established several desks at a registration centre adjacent to the Milward army camp inside Akkakhel area for the purpose.

18 Mar 2015 description


Heavy rainfall in the first week of September triggered flash flooding in the Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit Baltistan (GB), and Punjab regions of Pakistan. This resulted in loss of life, inundation of a large area of land, damage to property and infrastructure, and agriculture and livestock losses.

18 Mar 2015 description

Ihsan Bittni | Abdus Salam Baitab

TANK/BANNU: Another 152 displaced families left Kor Qila camp in Tank for South Waziristan Agency on Tuesday on the second day of their repatriation process which began on Monday.

Dera Ismail Khan Commissioner Zakir Hussain Afridi and DIG Abdul Ghafoor Afridi visited the camp to inspect the arrangements made for repatriation of IDPs to South Waziristan.

Tank deputy commissioner Ahmed Khan Wazir, DPO Kifayatullah Wazir and South Waziristan political agent Islam Zeb were also present on the occasion.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

17 Mar 2015 description

Islamabad, 17 March 2015: The Government of Japan today announced that it has disbursed US$16.21 million in total to UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN-Habitat (the UN Human Settlements Programme), UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support their efforts benefitting people who had fled their homes due to security operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.

17 Mar 2015 description


PESHAWAR: The Federally Administered Tribal Areas have recorded only six polio cases in 2015 against the 40 cases, recorded during the same period last year, owing to better security situation that ensured frequent vaccination in the militancy-stricken areas.

16 Mar 2015 description


  • 20,579 vulnerable children (9,878 boys, 10,701 girls) and 9,580 women without protective services in Kohat District, Khyber Agency.

  • Shelter, security in the areas of origin and lack of livelihoods are the three highest needs and challenges faced by returning families to Bara,
    Khyber Agency


Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) - 1.67 m

Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 - 1 m

Estimated returnees to FATA since 2009 (FDMA) - 1.4 m

12 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report provides a UK perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014, and examples of what the government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas. It reviews the situation in specific countries and against the thematic priorities around which our work is organised.

One of the most striking trends of 2014 was the pressure put by governments on civil society organisations in many parts of the world, damaging human rights and the economic interests of those same countries.

10 Mar 2015 description

Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.

South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.

10 Mar 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ashfaq Yusufzai

PESHAWAR, Mar 10 2015 (IPS) - A doctor shakes his head in despair as he examines a 10-year-old child at the Jalozai refugee camp, about 35 km by road from Peshawar, capital of Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

“He is severely malnourished,” Dr. Zeeshan Khan tells IPS. “He is vulnerable to diseases like diarrhoea, and other infections.”