Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (last 30 days)
- DFID: More than five million Afghans will receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
Most read reports
- UNHCR: UNHCR Afghanistan Operational Fact Sheet, 31 May 2019. 23 Jun 2019
- Health Cluster: Afghanistan Health Cluster Operational Presence, May 2019. 23 Jun 2019
- UN GA: The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security - Report of the Secretary General (A/73/902–S/2019/493). 18 Jun 2019
- DFID: Over five million Afghans to receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Snapshot of Population Movements (Jan to May 2019)(As of 17 June 2019). 18 Jun 2019
WFP assisted 641,000 people with 6,600 metric tons of food and over US$900,000 in cash transfers to cover food needs in May.
WFP has exceeded 2 million people registered in its digital assistance platform SCOPE.
US$15.34 million is the net funding shortfall for the next six months (June – November 2019).
To date in 2019, 2,320 registered refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan, out of which 1,597 returned from Pakistan, 673 from Iran and 52 from other countries. In 2018, 15,699 registered refugees voluntarily returned from neighboring and non-neighboring countries.
132,171 individuals have been displaced by conflict in 2019 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance. In 2018, 343,341 individuals were newly displaced by conflict.
Countries throughout the Balkans experienced a significant influx of migrants in 2015 and 2017. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), however, not being situated on the main migratory route, was only marginally affected at that time. Since the beginning of 2018, the country has seen a significant increase in the numbers of arrivals, with migrants arriving via two different routes: one through Albania and Montenegro; and the other through the Republic of North Macedonia or Bulgaria, and Serbia.
“Now I can finally start working as a midwife and help to further reduce maternal mortality in the villages of southern Afghanistan”, says Shahnaz (30). She is one of 1000 young Afghan graduates the Kandahar Institute of Health Sciences has trained in the past 13 years with support of Cordaid.
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN OF CONSERVATISM AND EXTREMISM
In 2016, the World Bank Group stepped up its engagement in situations of conflictinduced forced displacement at the global and country levels and adopted a new approach to its engagement that recognizes displacement as a development challenge that must be addressed to attain the World Bank Group’s twin goals.
Since fiscal year 2016, the Bank Group’s analytical, financial, and operational support has become more aligned with its stated development approach building on lessons from past engagements. This is an important shift.
The world is currently in the midst of the largest refugee crisis since World War II
From Honduras to Bangladesh, millions of people have been uprooted by conflict and poverty
An unprecedented 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, and 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day due to conflict or persecution.
This World Refugee Day, we are honoring and celebrating the resilience of refugees from around the world, who are struggling to survive in incredibly difficult circumstances.
ACAPS Quarterly risk analysis outlines a number of key contexts where a notable deterioration may occur within the next six months, leading to a spike in humanitarian needs.
ACAPS analysts conduct daily monitoring and independent analysis of more than 150 countries to support evidence-based decision-making in the humanitarian sector.
By Siddharth Chatterjee
Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 2019 (IPS) - As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been.
Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in North Darfur of Sudan, while dryness persists in parts of West Africa
A delayed onset to the March-May rainfall season coupled with high temperatures has caused dryness in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda.
Below-average rainfall over the past since April have led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.
This report has been prepared to provide an overview and assessment of innovative financing concepts and instruments that could be applied to support the response to refugee crises, as well as recommendations to further develop the financing of response to refugee crises, based on the outputs of an Innovation Lab held in late 2018 as well as desk-based research.
New approaches are required to address the growing scale, duration, and impact of refugee crises worldwide.
THE RT HON DAVID MILIBAND
2019 FULBRIGHT LECTURE
19, 20, 21 JUNE 2019
12 May 2019: In Dablo town, Centre-Nord region, armed men attacked and destroyed the town health centre. The men also attacked the town church, killing six people, before burning down a local shop.
Reports suggest the attack may have been linked to the freeing of four hostages in northern Burkina Faso three days earlier. Source: UNOCHA
REGISTERED AFGHAN REFUGEES IN PAKISTAN
Population in Refugee Villages
445,847(Individuals) - 32%
Population Outside Refugee Villages
959,868(Individuals) - 68%
Total Number of Afghans facilitated for voluntary repatriation process in 2019:
A total of 1,663 individuals facilitated for Voluntary Repatriation process between 1 March to 31 May 2019 from Pakistan with 1,617 entitled for cash assistance. The remaining 46 have received UNHCR’s cash assistance in the past.
Overview of Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan to Afghanistan
UNHCR facilitates the Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan refugees as part of its mandate to provide durable solutions.
Nine Advice and Legal Aid Centres (ALAC) are operational in the main refugeehosting areas of four provinces and provide free legal support to persons of concern (PoCs). Eight of these centres are run by a partner SHARP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) while one run by SEHER in Balochistan through partnership agreements.
The Proof of Registration (PoR) card is an important protection tool that is issued by Government of Pakistan and provides temporary legal stay and freedom of movement for the 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. All the PoR cards that expired at the end of 2015 have been extended through official notification until 30 June 2019*.
*1,663 registered refugees (PoR cardholders) returned to Afghanistan 1 March – 31 May 2019.
7,156 Afghan refugee births registered 1 January – 31 May 2019.
1,966 have received legal assistance since 1 January 2019.
173 national staff.
36 international staff.
One country office in Islamabad.
Two sub-offices in Peshawar and Quetta.
Presence at Haripur, Kohat, Karachi.
Working with Partners
The Community-Based Protection (CBP) and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017-2019) for refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the strategy is for refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.
The four key priorities of the strategy covers: