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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.

15 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KABUL, Afghanistan, 14 November 2017 – The Italian government today contributed 4.3 million euros to eradicate polio in Afghanistan and improve the nutritional status of children under the age of five. Of this amount, 2.5 million euros will go to UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), which are both working in the framework of the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio (NEAP) aimed at interrupting the disease transmission in Afghanistan.

14 Nov 2017 description

Italy’s contribution supports efforts to vaccinate every last child against polio in the only two countries reporting cases of the disease in 2017.

taly has provided EURO 4.5 million to support efforts to reach and vaccinate all children under five years of age in Pakistan and Afghanistan – the only two countries worldwide that have reported polio cases this year.

14 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Deaths from Dengue in Pakistan

Pakistan is endemic for Dengue fever (DF) since 1994. The country faced a number of repeated outbreaks in different provinces during last two decades. The recorded peak transmission season of DF virus is during July to October/ November. This year an outbreak was reported from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 69 deaths reported from this outbreak so far.

14 Nov 2017 description

BAZARAK - The participation of women in political processes is essential to achieving peace and countering violent extremism, stressed participants at a UN-backed event in Bazarak, the capital of the central province of Panjshir.

Attended by government officials, representatives from the department of women’s affairs and other community leaders, the event enabled participants to underscore the need for greater involvement of women in peace negotiations and political processes in the region.

14 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 844 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 12,319 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 94,107 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 380,064 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 85% of returnees from Pakistan (724 individuals) assisted

  • 5% of returnees from Iran (589 individuals) assisted

  • 153 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

14 Nov 2017 description

Undocumented returnees and refugees returning to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries face an increased risk of harm from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The current influx of returnees has meant a shift in focus for the Danish Demining Group’s (DDG) Risk Education programme in Afghanistan.

14 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan, 13 November 2017 – “The town of Spin Boldak on Afghanistan’s southern border with Pakistan is at the epicentre of the global effort to eradicate polio.

“This year, only Afghanistan and Pakistan have recorded wild poliovirus cases and the virus has no respect for the borders. As of 9 November 2017, there are 14 cases of wild poliovirus globally – nine in Afghanistan and five in Pakistan – the lowest number recorded in history.

13 Nov 2017 description

 **HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS **

  • On 12 November, 4,262 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,938 were accommodated in the 18 government centres - representing 92% of the total caseload (see the Joint Assessment of Government Centres for improvements and gaps in reception conditions, now also available as app on: http://www.unhcr.rs/CentreProfiling/overview.php.