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24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to provide food and nutritional assistance to vulnerable people in Afghanistan. However, as a result of funding shortfall, WFP could not provide food to 224,000 vulnerable people and cash-based transfers to 277,000, as lean season support in January and February respectively.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children

Dire humanitarian situation to deteriorate as up to one million more Afghans are set to return from Pakistan this year

Broll as well as photos and case studies are available

22 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • So far in 2017, the total number of undocumented returnees who have arrived from Pakistan has now reached 9,928 exceeding – by 3% – the total figure (9,335) which returned in the first quarter of 2016. In the past month, numbers of undocumented returns slowed significantly following the closure of the Spin Boldak and Torkham borders between 16 February and 19 March owing to security concerns; the borders reopened on 20 March. Only 23 deported Afghans arrived in the country from 12 to 18 March.

22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

21 Mar 2017 description

Situation Overview

During 2017, the government has taken key policy decisions regarding registering the undocumented Afghans and institutionalizing measures to support Afghan refugees, IOM Pakistan is supporting the government through participation in the Provincial Taskforce on Documenting the Unregistered Afghan Nationals.

20 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 stands at 654,143, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 38,110 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 57 per cent of those displaced being children under the age of 18.

16 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Mr. Mark Bowden, who finished his posting as Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan in February, farewells the humanitarian community, reflecting on his successes and challenges as HC, and what still needs to be achieved.

• Undocumented returnees receiving cash assistance under an NCRO program prioritised spending on food, rent, debt repayment and health expenses, according to a recent post distribution monitoring survey.

13 Mar 2017 description

BACKGROUND

The Education in Emergencies (EiE) Response Plan for Afghanistan reports that approximately 3.5 million primary school-aged children were out of school in 2016, with 75% being girls.

13 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen again slightly from last week to 653,294 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.

In 2017 so far, 26,089 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 21 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. The provinces of highest displacement so far are Nangarhar, Kandahar, Faryab, Hilmand and Zabul.

10 Mar 2017 description

by Els Debuf

A suicide bomb killed at least 20 in Kabul earlier this month, just as the United Nations reported a marked rise in the number of children dying in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict during 2016.

Mark Bowden, the United Nations humanitarian aid coordinator in the country, said the level of civilian casualties in Afghanistan was unlike anywhere else in the world outside Syria.

09 Mar 2017 description

Families returned this week: 1,539

Families returned in 2017: 7,531

Families returned total*: 237,699

Families remaining in displacement: 66,472

09 Mar 2017 description

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2274 (2016), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.

06 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen slightly from last week to 652,594 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
In 2017 so far, 22,602 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 20 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. 36 per cent are located in hard to access areas.

06 Mar 2017 description
  • As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.

02 Mar 2017 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 more than 420 000 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.

02 Mar 2017 description

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Food security emergencies are likely to increase

2 March 2017, Rome - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.