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17 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of refugee and repatriation with cooperation of WFP has distributed contribution package to 181 displaced families.

These families displaced from Ragh, Kishm, and Tagab districts to Faiz Abad city. On Monday October 16, 2017 received one month ITFs by WFP.

For every of these mentioned families distributed 200kg flour, 14kg oil, 14kg pea, and one kg salt and also had already cash assisted with these families.

17 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of refugee and repatriation of Parwan province with co-operation of directorate for combating natural disaster and directorate of rural rehabilitation and development assisted for 350 displaced families.

These contribution has been beginning since October 10, 2017 up to October 16, 2017 distributed ITFs and NITFs to 350 displaced families.

The mentioned families displaced because of the insecure condition from Fendaqastan, Sia gert district and Ghorband district to the Chahar rakar city parwan province.

17 Oct 2017 description

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Arria Formula Meeting on the issue of attacks on schools.

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Excellencies, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

Afghanistan: new EU strategy

EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs today approved a new EU strategy on Afghanistan, reconfirming the EU's and member states' long-term commitment to promoting peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and to support its sustainable development.

16 Oct 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 15 October, a total of 286,918 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 20,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (28,427), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).

16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

16 Oct 2017 description

A failure to communicate

Communication is a fundamental component of effective humanitarian response. Yet humanitarian organisations and policy makers are responding to complex crises without adequate information on: - which languages affected populations speak;
- how well they understand the languages used by responders; and
- which formats and channels will be most effective for communicating complex information.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

October 10, 2017, UNFPA donated IT Equipment (20 desktop computers) to the Resource Center of the Wolesi Jirga as part of signed agreement of Annual Work Plan committed toward technical and operational assistance to the Afghan Parliament.

UNFPA’s Program Specialist Dr. Bashir Najeeb handed over officially the Transfer of Title (TOT) to honorable Mr. Khuday Nazar Nasrat - Secretary General of Wolesi Jirga.

16 Oct 2017 description

The arrival of more than one million refugees and other migrants to Europe in 2015 prompted the UN high level summit on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants in September 2016. With many of those arriving in Europe originating from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the Middle East – as a region of origin and transit – holds experiences critical to ensuring the successful adoption and implementation of both the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

16 Oct 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food supply and prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. The Regional Supply and Market Outlook report provides a summary of regional staple food availability, surpluses and deficits during the current marketing year, projected price behavior, implications for local and regional commodity procurement, and essential market monitoring indicators.

16 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of refugee and repatriation of Badakhshan province with co-operation of ACTED distributed cash assistance for 180 families, which displaced from Tagab and Keshem districts to the central of this province.

Wednesday 9 September 2017 for every of these families distributed 14000Af cash assistance.

16 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of RR with cooperation of directorate for combating and disaster and directorate of rural and rehabilitation and development has distributed humanitarian assistance to 150 families displaced from insecure place of Qandaqestan volley of Sia gert District.

On Wednesday and Thursday 10 and 11 September 2017 for every mentioned family distributed such as 50kg flour, 20kg rice, 10letters oil, 5kg sugar by directorate for combating natural disaster and distributed tarpaulin 3 blanket, and chicken equipment by directorate of rural rehabilitation and development.

16 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of RR of Farah province with co-operation of UNHCR and DRC distributed cash assistance to 182 families, displaced from insecure places of Shamal Gah, Bala blok and Khak safid to the central of this city.

Wednesday 9 September 2017 distributed 14000Af cash assistance to 95 displaced families by DRC and for 87 displaced families distributed humanitarian assistance such as 2 tarpaulins 3 blankets, one gas balloon, one seat chicken equipment and hygiene package by DRC.

15 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are set to resume four-way discussions Monday in Oman in a renewed bid to seek a politically negotiated settlement to the Afghan war.

The meeting of the so-called Quadrilateral Cooperation Group, or QCG, in the Gulf state is taking place after a gap of 16 months. Senior foreign ministry officials from the four nations will lead their respective delegations at the talks.

15 Oct 2017 description

ZABUL - The crucial role of government in working closely with local residents to address conflict as it emerges, as well as to implement development projects in coordination with local communities, is critical for the success of Zabul, said participants at a UN-backed event in the southern province this week.

15 Oct 2017 description
report World Vision

Innovative WASH UP! program will support socio-emotional well-being through lessons on proper water use, sanitation and hygiene habits for Syrian refugee children in Jordan, Lebanon, and the Kurdish Region of Iraq.

15 Oct 2017 description

Current major event

First Conference on Acute Respiratory Infections in EMR

The World Health Organization, in partnership with Global Health Development (GHD), is launching the first Scientific Conference on Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The conference will be held in Amman, Jordan, from 11 to 14 December 2017, in conjunction with the Fourth Meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance (EMARIS) Network.

13 Oct 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following a series of attacks leaving seven staff members of ICRC dead, the organization reduces its footprint in Afghanistan after three decades of continuous presence.

  • Displacement in Afghanistan surpasses a quarter of a million people from January to September.

  • Polio vaccinators were unable to reach more than 130,000 girls and boys due to conflict and lack of humanitarian access.