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16 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 22% less compared to 678 refugees that repatriated between 29 October and 4 November 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 13%, compared to last week’s figure of 968 individuals.

Some 86% (724 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (521 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

16 Nov 2017 description

Response: WASH Cluster Coordinator, Ramesh Bhusal having fun time in Barik-Ab, Kabul with local children. This returnee’s settlement received emergency WASH support from UNICEF through DACAAR where a solar pumping system with eight water points were installed to cover the need of 138 families. The project initially provided water by trucking for 30 days followed by a durable solutions to meet the longer term needs of returnee families who decided to settle in the area for good.

16 Nov 2017 description


  • Humanitarians and the Government plan to help 78,000 families to get through winter warmly.

  • Civilian casualties recorded in the first nine months of the year remain close to record levels.

  • Biosand filters provide clean drinking water to families in Lashkargah.

  • More than 160 humanitarian partners ensure good coverage and capacities across the country.

  • Eradication of Polio in Afghanistan has never been so close, but much work remains to be done.

16 Nov 2017 description

Arrivées par la mer

138,800 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
303,838 1er-3ème Tr. 2016

361,709 en 2016
1,015,078 en 2015

Morts et portés disparus

2,666 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
3,543 1er-3ème Tr. 2016

5,096 en 2016
3,771 en 2015

16 Nov 2017 description

Sea Arrivals

138,800 in Q1-Q3 2017
303,838 in Q1-Q3 2016

361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015

Dead and Missing

2,666 in Q1-Q3 2017
3,543 in Q1-Q3 2016

5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015

16 Nov 2017 description

With families on the move posing one of the biggest challenges to eradication in Pakistan, an innovative campaign is vaccinating children on trains.

Dressed in a blue uniform, carrying a vaccine carrier on his shoulder, Imran Khan is a polio vaccinator working at Karachi Cantonment Railway station. “I make sure no child under five travelling by train is missed during the immunization campaign,” he says. Apart from vaccinating children, Imran also sensitizes their parents on the importance of vaccination and threats posed by the crippling disease.

16 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

With an average annual population growth rate of 3 percent and an estimated 400,000 individuals entering the labor market each year, Afghanistan needs much higher growth rate to improve per capita incomes and to provide quality employment opportunities for the expanding workforce.

16 Nov 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

The 2017 Survey of the Afghan People polled 10,012 Afghan respondents from 16 ethnic groups across all 34 provinces, including insecure and physically challenging environments. The annual survey is the longest-running and broadest nationwide survey of Afghan attitudes and opinions. Since 2004, the Survey has gathered the opinions of more than 97,000 Afghan men and women, providing a unique longitudinal portrait of evolving public perceptions of security, the economy, governance and government services, elections, media, women’s issues, and migration.

16 Nov 2017 description

Press conference: Launch of Integrity Watch Afghanistan research report on the state prisons in Afghanistan

Integrity Watch Afghanistan: Despite, millions of dollars spent, the state of prisons in Afghanistan remains inhuman

16 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of Refugees and Repatriations with co-operation of ACF and UNICEF have distributed to 97 displaced families, which displaced from insecure places of Jawand, Bad Ghis province and Dolina district and Ghelmin village to the central of this province.

Tuesday and Wednesday November 14 and 15, 2017 every of this family has received 14000Af and also has received such as 2blanket 2tarpauline by ACF and 2blanket, 2tarpauline, one seat chicken equipment by UNICEF.

16 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of Refugees and Repatriations with co-operation of NRC, WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF distributed humanitarian assistance to 147 displaced families which displaced from Trinkot district and Daram Aab village to the central of this province.

On Tuesday November 15, 2017 Every of the mentioned family received 14000Af by NRC and 12000Af by WFP and 3tarpauline, 2blanket and one gas balloon by UNHCR and received hygiene package by UNICEF.

16 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of RR with co-operation of WFP have distributed to 700 displaced families FIs which displaced from Khashroad, Chahar Borjak, and Chaghansor districts, and from Farah, Ghor, Helmand, Kandahar, Kunduz, and Baghlan, to the central of these provinces.

After a certainly survey since Saturday up to Wednesday since 12-15 of the current year has been done.

For every of this family has distributed such as 150kg flour, 14kg oil, 15kg pea, and one kg salt.

16 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of Ghazni RR with co-operation of DRC have distributed cash and humanitarian assistance to 88 displaced families which displaced from insecure places of Andar and Qara bagh districts to central of this province.

Wednesday November 15, 2017 of the current year for every of this families received 18000Af cash assistance and 18 other displaced families received cash and humanitarian assistance such as one comp 1 tarpauline, 2 mattress, and one gas balloon.

16 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 15 November 2017

In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.

15 Nov 2017 description

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.

15 Nov 2017 description

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,5 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

15 Nov 2017 description

Key Findings

Area under opium poppy cultivation increased by 63% since 2016, reaching a new record high

The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was estimated at 328,000 hectares in 2017, a 63% increase or 127,000 hectares more compared to the previous year. This level of opium poppy cultivation is a new record high and exceeds the formerly highest value recorded in 2014 (224,000 hectares) by 104,000 hectares or 46%.

15 Nov 2017 description

The goal of the Helmand Food Zone (HFZ) was to bring about a rapid and significant reduction in opium poppy cultivation. It was funded directly by the UK and US governments to the tune of between US$12 and $18 million per year between the autumn of 2008 and 2012.