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21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2344 (2017), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

21 Sep 2017 description

About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys

This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

21 Sep 2017 description

KANDAHAR - In the southern region of Afghanistan, communities are rallying around peace through dialogue and consensus building on how best to resolve violent conflicts.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has been working with local radio partners in Kandahar and around the country to create media platforms for communities to engage and dialogue with each other on local peace.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Feature Story

Midwifery helpline offers emergency support in Afghanistan

SAYED KHEL, Afghanistan – “It was seven in the morning, and I had not yet started my working day, when Hafsa* was brought to the clinic with normal labour pains,” said Mahbooba, a 27-year-old midwife who runs the Aqtash clinic in Afghanistan’s rural Sayed Khel District.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to be here today, and to share the floor with such distinguished colleagues - with whom UNHCR has enjoyed a strong collaboration for many years.

The New York Declaration resonated as a bold step forward for a world struggling to meet the challenges of large-scale refugee flows, and increasingly complex migratory movements.

20 Sep 2017 description

In August 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,173 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 70% (2,228) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 26 countries and territories last month. The five worst impacted countries were Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and Iraq according to civilian casualties.

20 Sep 2017 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s launch of the National Electoral Forum by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as an important step towards elections seen as credible, transparent, and inclusive in the eyes of the Afghan people.

The forum is intended as a series of regular and meaningful consultations to build consensus on the way forward for elections. Today’s event in Kabul brought together electoral commissioners with political stakeholders, civil society and others.

20 Sep 2017 description

Update on assisted voluntary repatriation to Afghanistan

  • 2,480 refugee returnees were assisted upon their arrival in Afghanistan from 22 to 31 July.
    Since the beginning of the return operation 42,161 refugee returnees were assisted.

  • Majority of refugees are coming from Pakistan (41,533) and smaller numbers from Iran (533) and other countries (95).

  • The second Jirga delegation of refugee representatives from Pakistan was received by Afghan President in Kabul on 29-30 July.

20 Sep 2017 description

Update on assisted voluntary repatriation to Afghanistan

  • 33,733 refugee returnees arrived at UNHCR’s Encashment Centres in Jalalabad, Kandahar and Kabul from the beginning of return operation on 4 April until 30 June 2017

  • Refugees have been assisted to return in 2017, with an overwhelming majority from Pakistan (33,325) and smaller numbers from Iran (319) and other countries (89).

  • About 58% of refugee returnees are under 18 years old. Among them, more than 11,000 children are in schooling age.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Les États Membres entre la nécessité de « réapprendre la complexité du dialogue » ou « agir par soi-même sans attendre l’appui de bureaucraties »

19 Sep 2017 description

After fleeing Afghanistan and finding sanctuary in Germany, refugees are helping to bring the game of cricket to their adopted home.

By Helen Womack and Gordon Welters in Bremen, Germany

On a lush green field in northern Germany, Afghan refugees are playing cricket. Haidar spins the ball to Masih, who bats it to midwicket, where Farooq stands hopeful of a catch.

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

19 September 2017 – Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a better world for all.

19 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh

Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions

Cause of displacement Disaster:

Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September

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