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Flooding risks remain in southern Kenya, while severe drought continues in southern Africa
Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.
In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.
Ali Sher Kashimi arrived in Greece as a young boy. Now, he helps other asylum seekers by interpreting for them.
By Leo Dobbs in Heraklion, Greece
The Karimis are moving into their new home, lugging a mountain of luggage from a minivan into the ground floor apartment in the seaside town of Heraklion, capital of the Greek island of Crete.
In twenty-three rounds of Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks, women were at the table just twice. They need formal roles in any new talks to protect their own progress.
Blog Post by Jamille Bigio, Rachel Vogelstein, and Anne Connell
Afghan women have long feared that negotiators for a peace agreement with the Taliban would trade away women’s rights for the chance to end more than sixteen years of war. This apprehension may soon be tested.
Tomorrow (23 March), the Security Council is convening a briefing on conflict and hunger, to be chaired by Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag. Briefings are expected from the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, on behalf of the Rome-based agencies (WFP, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and International Fund for Agricultural Development).
Polio this week as of 20 March 2018
New on www.polioeradication.org: In Nigeria, experts from the frontline of polio eradication are supporting the Lassa fever response. Meanwhile, we asked what it takes to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan.
Hears Presentation of Reports on Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen
GENEVA (22 March 2018) - The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building, after hearing the presentation of reports on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen.
2,940 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
Out of the total:
4,7% <14 years old
The population estimation excludes separated children.
1,118 Total number of places in UAC shelters
2,082 in the waiting list for shelter, out of which:
140 in RICs
89 in Protective custody
A settlement for Afghan refugees in Iran is addressing the water crisis by reusing wastewater through sewage treatment plants. Mostafa, one of the residents, plays an important role in making sure the system works like clockwork.
“I was a seven-year-old boy when I started accompanying my father on his errands as an installation technician in the settlement where I grew up”, says Mostafa, 25.
Last updated 19/03/2018
For many years, north-western Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan, has been marred by military and insurgent operations.
The result is human suffering and large-scale internal population displacements in an area that is already poorly developed. This is compounded by the presence of some 2.7 million Afghan refugees. Additionally, Pakistan experiences recurring floods and earthquakes, and suffers some of the world's worst food insecurity and chronic malnutrition.
NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 21 March, on Nowruz, which resulted in at least 33 people killed and 65 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Afghanistan and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.
By Jennifer Dathan on 21 Mar 2018
On Wednesday, March 21st 2018, at least 29 were killed and 52 injured in a suicide bomb attack near a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, as crowds gathered to celebrate the start of Nowruz, the New Year festival.
The Islamic State claimed the bombing, which targeted the crowd of Shias attending the celebrations at the Sakhi shrine – one of the largest in the city.
Many young people who had been celebrating were amongst the casualties.
The Secretary-General condemns today’s attack in Kabul during the Nowruz celebrations near a religious shrine. Nowruz is a time of renewal and celebration, and should be a time for promoting the values of peace and solidarity. Those who have organized this attack must be brought to justice. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General New York, 21 March 2018
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for Afghanistan’s reconciliation process.
“Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reiterated Pakistan’s support to the efforts for Afghan reconciliation under an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process,” said a statement from PM’s Office on the prime minister’s meeting with Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal.
Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017
• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017
• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.
What does it take to vaccinate every child in Afghanistan?
In March, the Afghanistan polio eradication initiative conducted its first nation-wide immunization campaign for polio eradication in 2018. In just under a week, around 70 000 workers knocked on doors and stopped families in health centres, city streets and at border crossings to vaccinate almost ten million children. What an incredible achievement.
But what does a huge campaign like this take?
Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017
• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.
FACTS & FIGURES
479 000 displaced people since January 2017 (OCHA, as of January 2018)
2.35 million Afghan refugees living in Iran and Pakistan (UNHCR)
2.7 million undocumented Afghans living in Iran and Pakistan
EU humanitarian aid: €775 million since 1994
Kabul's first mobile library hopes to let some of Afghanistan's 3.5 million out-of school children - mostly girls - listen to stories and pore over picturebooks
By Zabihullah Noori
LONDON, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Undeterred by the risk of suicide bombers, 25-year-old Freshta Karim travels around Afghanistan's troubled capital every day in a big, blue bus to share the magic of reading with children.