Almost four decades of conflict in Afghanistan have led to insecurity and large scale displacement within the country and to neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. Intensified conflict continues to force people out of their homes: this year alone, by the end of August some 245,000 people had already fled to safer places.
WFP Afghanistan is closely following the internally displaced persons (IDPs) situation in the country.
WFP is ready to provide immediate food assistance to any emergencies in coordination with the Government and other humanitarian agencies. In addition, WFP is working on an Emergency Operation in response to returnees (documented and undocumented returnees) from Pakistan and increased number of IDPs.
WFP continues its relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support in the region alongside other targeted districts across Pakistan.
Consultation meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Strategic Review have been initiated.
Cash-based livelihood support activities are in progress in Bajaur, Muhmand and Khyber of FATA.
The Pakistan Food Security Bulletin is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the World Food Programme as a contribution to periodic food security monitoring in the country.
Total wheat production in Pakistan in 2015‐16 has been estimated at 25.5 million metric tons (MT), slightly higher than the 2014‐15 level of 25.1 million MT, showing a positive growth by 1.58 percent.
In the period from 16 to 22 September, 2,294 families have returned to South Waziristan, Khyber and North Waziristan Agencies.
According to FDMA, the final phase of South Waziristan Agency returns will begin shortly, with the denotification of 110 villages, followed by the return of approximately 40,000 families.
Islamabad, 23 September 2016: The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement today with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled "Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. Additional 12 Million EUR will be provided by the Government of Germany.
21 SEPTEMBER 2016
SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 11TH, 12TH & 13TH MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)
Focusing on international peace and security, world leaders stressed the need to curb terrorist attacks, end ongoing conflict, resolve the refugee crisis and reform the Security Council, as the General Assembly continued its annual debate today.
I. Candidate countries and potential candidates
WASHINGTON—As the United Nations General Assembly holds its refugee summit in New York, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Migration & Refugee Services has released a report assessing the refugee crisis in Southeast Asia.
• The Brussels Conference will provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision, development strategy and planned reforms by gathering together up to 70 countries and 30 international organizations and agencies.
• ACF released a report, “Afghanistan: Where Humanitarian Concerns Do Not Match International Action” to point out how the current management of aid in Afghanistan have real consequences on the impact of service delivery.
Large-scale conflicts are a major challenge for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report
WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016—Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.
This booklet is directed towards the Food and Agricultural Organization Member States, UN system and all other potential partners, and sheds light on the role that resilient agriculture livelihoods can play in addressing some of the root causes of migration in protracted crises and assisting displaced populations and host communities to cope with protracted displacement. People with resilient livelihoods are better able to prevent, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of natural disasters on their lives.
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.