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Author: Monica Bernabe
Date: 31 December 2014

31 Dec 2014 description

Afghan officials say gunmen traveling in vehicles loaded with explosives killed a policeman and two civilians when police stopped them on a road in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

The provincial police chief said police suspected the gunmen were planning to attack government offices in Batikot district, near the border with Pakistan, on December 31.

A police spokesman said six gunmen opened fire, killing the three people and wounding seven civilians.

He said that some of the gunmen were killed and that police seized the vehicles -- a car and a motorcycle.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS (September—October 2014)

8 Recorded Incidents

5 Assessed Incidents

118 Affected Families

822 Affected Individuals

Overview of the Programme

31 Dec 2014 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Central African Republic

10 December - An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while transporting a patient to the hospital. The driver and the patient suffered serious stab wounds.

Somalia

3 December - A UN convoy was attacked by al Shabaab in Mogadishu.
At least three Somali security personnel were killed when a car bomb, targeting the convoy, exploded near the airport. CNN, Aljazeera, BBC Americas

Cuba

31 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The present Afghanistan Migration Profile is a tool to be used to enhance policy coherence, evidence-based policymaking and the mainstreaming of migration into development planning. It was prepared in consultation with a broad range of government and non-government stakeholders.

31 Dec 2014 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

In 2002, NRC began developing a programme targeting youth in post-conflict zones. These Youth Education Packs (YEP) were intended to respond not just to employment needs but also to teach young people, who had grown up in often challenging and unstable situations, literacy and life skills.1 After implementation in several countries around the world (Liberia; Burundi; Sierra Leone and more), beginning in 2010, NRC implemented this YEP project in Afghanistan, specifically in Herat,

31 Dec 2014 description
report Samuel Hall

Child labour is an inescapable reality in Afghanistan with a recent study reporting that 25% of children aged 5 to 14 participate in labour activities. Carpet-weaving is a sector that particularly lends itself to child labour and Goodweave aims to combat this practice.

31 Dec 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

How can IOM best achieve the dual objective of return and reintegration in challenging and complex environments that are conflict and post conflict settings? This question drives IOM’s strategic and operational efforts given the inherent difficulty of balancing shortterm (return) and long-term (reintegration) needs of uprooted populations.

This evaluation presents key findings from an assessment of IOM’s return and reintegration activities (2008 – 2013) in the Kabul, Nangarhar, Nimroz and Herat.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Samuel Hall
  1. INTRODUCTION

“We must make a journey around the world to see if a back door has perhaps been left open.” Heinrich von Kleist, On a Theatre of Marionettes

Over the past decade, addressing gender inequality and promoting education has been a key tenet of humanitarian and development assistance in Afghanistan. And, to a large and remarkable extent, this effort has been successful, as millions of girls have entered school, thanks to a joint effort from the Government of Afghanistan and the international community.

31 Dec 2014 description
report Caritas

Reduce poverty

Caritas aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. There is no single solution to poverty and it can take many forms. Each response must be context-specific and often multifaceted. Caritas’ approach places people at the centre of development and seeks the good of every person and the whole person. It is community based, and recognises the importance of family and community in a person’s life.

31 Dec 2014 description

With a cost of more than 36 million and 200 thousand Afs 21 sub-projects of National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in Aibak the capital city of Samangan province.

31 Dec 2014 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

31 Dec 2014 description

The aim of this project is to ascertain how businesses and governments in eight global cities are contributing towards the integration of migrant and refugee populations, either through specialized outreach programmes, the provision of services or targeted funding of nongovernmental organizations, and to what extent these contributions can be deepened or expanded. Perhaps a more important goal is to determine whether and how business and cities are currently working together to create opportunities for migrants and refugees and deepen their integration into society.

30 Dec 2014 description

With a cost of five million and 650 thousand Afs three water supply projects of the Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Irrigation Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in Ferozkoh the capital city of Ghor province and Lal-wa-Sarjangal district. Approximately, 713 families gained access to basic human needs in the mentioned areas.

These projects include: digging of nine semi-deep wells, two water supply networks with the capacity of 70 cubic meter water and installation of 23 taps.

30 Dec 2014 description

Saher Baloch

KARACHI: Not every Afghan living in Pakistan is a refugee, says representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Maya Ameratunga.

The UN representative was speaking at a group discussion about the UN’s mandated role and operations in Pakistan at a local hotel here on Monday.

The discussion mainly revolved around the repatriation of the Afghan refugees from Pakistan after a brutal attack by the Taliban on a school in Peshawar.

29 Dec 2014 description

For the first time, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan jointly with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) organized National workshop on Physical Rehabilitation, in Kabul. The workshop was used as a platform for advocacy to compel MoPH in operating physical rehabilitation within provincial and district health centers.