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03 Dec 2018 description

The nineteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 27 November 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.

03 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Italy

As part of Italy’s support to humanitarian mine clearance operations, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, provided funds to finance 12 mine clearance projects comprehensively worth more than 3.5 million euros.

03 Dec 2018 description

This report contains findings of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) conducted between 11 December 2017 and 11 February 2018 by IOM field staff in provinces of Edirne, İzmir, Kocaeli, Konya, Bursa, Bilecik, Burdur, Çorum, Eskişehir, Samsun, Mersin, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Van.

The survey gathers information about migrants’ profiles, including age, gender, areas of origin, levels of education and employment status before migration, key transit points on their route, cost of the journey, reasons for moving and intentions.

03 Dec 2018 description

Summary

According to the findings from the Baseline report, across the ten provinces assessed, the Baseline 2 recorded presence of 195,849 migrants, 14 per cent less than the 229,419 recorded in the Baseline 1. Migrants and refugees tend to move to the areas with a higher presence of migrants mainly related to the provision of humanitarian/government services. Some of the information, revelaed a phenomenon of seasonal migration.

03 Dec 2018 description

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - A UN-backed peace initiative has helped ease a longstanding dispute in Samangan, demonstrating the power of local communities to determine their fate through dialogue, even against the backdrop of the broader conflict playing out across the country.

03 Dec 2018 description

Hightlights

738,743 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

708,668 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

30,075 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

17,031 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

436 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

3% of returnees from Iran (462 individuals) assisted

89% of returnees from Pakistan (388 individuals) assisted

03 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thousands of Afghans in Nangarhar province have benefited from better health services and facilities under the SEHAT program.

  • Implemented in the Kama District Hospital, the program provided a package of basic health services to patients and helped health personnel upgrade their skills.

  • The Kama District Hospital is one of 100 health facilities that provided health services in sometimes challenging circumstances.

02 Dec 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

02 Dec 2018 description

Timely start of wet season however Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) persist

Key Messages

02 Dec 2018 description

By Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International

“Winter is coming,” Ali, a 21-year-old refugee from Afghanistan said to me when I met him Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos last month. “There are pregnant women and children here. How are they going to survive the cold?” It was a question to which I had no answer, and as temperatures across Europe tumble, it is a question that returns to haunt me.

30 Nov 2018 description

This document provides an overview from project implementation to outcomes for community-based flood early warning system (CBFEWS) in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

Outcomes include:

30 Nov 2018 description

Athens – IOM, the UN Migration Agency announced today (30/11) that it has provided a protective environment and tailored services for 1,114 unaccompanied migrant children in Greece since the beginning of the year.

30 Nov 2018 description

Repatriation of Afghan refugees was 45% more compared to 99 refugees that repatriated between 11 and 17 November 2018. Returns of undocumented Afghans decreased by 26% compared to 587 individuals that returned in the preceding week.
Some 95% (137 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance, while 89% (388 individuals) of the undocumented Afghan returnees were provided post-arrival assistance.

29 Nov 2018 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2019 will be launched in Geneva on 4 December. It is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of priority global humanitarian needs and how to respond to them.

Why does the GHO matter?

29 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP announces extension of Proof of Registration cards through June 2019

  • Sindh provincial government declares drought emergency in Tharparkar

  • UNHCR facilitates return of more than 11,800 registered refugees from Pakistan to Afghanistan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Nov 2018 description

KABUL - Preliminary findings from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicate that as many as 23 civilians were killed and three injured Tuesday in an airstrike in Garmser district of Helmand province during operations conducted by pro-government forces against Taliban in the area.

Initial findings indicate that the vast majority of the victims were women and children. The Mission is actively working to verify information indicating up to 10 children were killed along with eight women, and three children were injured, including an eight-year-old boy.

29 Nov 2018 description

1. General Overview:

I. The last winter season (2017/2018), was mild as compared to 2017 but with severe cold temperatures. Minus 14 degree was reported in Badakhshan, Bamyan, Daykundi, Paktyia and Ghazni while temperature in Kabul went to minus 8 degree during the winter. There were few incidents of avalanches and limited snow fall.