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In a country like Afghanistan it is especially important to highlight the Disaster Risk Reduction Day. Since January 2017 more than 50,000 Afghans have been affected by natural disasters. In average more than 200,000 Afghans are affected by natural disasters, every year.

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Civilian casualties remain near record high levels in Afghanistan

KABUL - Civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan remained near record high levels in the first nine months of the year, largely as a result of ground engagements, new data from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicates.

12 Oct 2017 description

People making $1,000 a year or less are most likely to die in disasters, research shows

By Laurie Goering

LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fatalities and economic losses from severe weather are rising in many of the world's poorest countries as climate change and a lack of disaster preparedness worsen threats, risk experts said.

Over the last 35 years, 60 percent of weather-related deaths globally were among people who earn $1,000 a year or less, said Ernst Rauch, a strategy expert at German reinsurance firm Munich Re.

12 Oct 2017 description

Recent Highlights

  • The MoPH and the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) released the 2015 Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey (AfDHS), the first nationally representative demographic and health survey ever conducted in Afghanistan, supported by USAID

  • USAID supported the establishment of the National Data Warehouse, a web-based system for storing and sharing public sector health data with stakeholders and policymakers to improve organizational use of data for effective planning, decision-making, and tracking of health programs

12 Oct 2017 description

Recent Highlights

  • In 2016 and 2017: Through UNICEF, USAID supported the establishment of 4,055 community-based education classes between 2016-2017, ensuring over 119,000 children in rural areas, including over 58,000 girls, have access to education

  • USAID supported the establishment of 2,437 Accelerated Learning Centers for students who experienced interruptions in their early education; over 49,000 students have enrolled at these centers, including over 23,000 girls and 26,000 boys   

12 Oct 2017 description

Recent Highlights

  • From 2014-2017, USAID formed 298 public private alliances, which leveraged nearly $300 million in private investment; 87% of which came from Afghan companies

  • In 2016, USAID facilitated the export of more than 11,250 metric tons of horticultural products valued at $13.4 million

  • In 2017, USAID helped Afghan traders negotiate over $55 million in potential international deals

12 Oct 2017 description

Recent Highlights

  • Since June 2016, USAID has helped more than 98,600 victims of conflict obtain food, blankets, and other essential household items

  • Building upon previous gatherings and with support from USAID, members of Afghan civil society organizations met with the Afghan government and representatives from 75 nations and 26 international organizations in October 2016, raising the profile of Afghan citizens’ advocacy for reform to a global stage

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The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan September. According to the Civilian Protection Advocacy fold decline of civilian casualties compared to previous months. Around 101 people were killed and an additional 140 people were injured, including women and children.

12 Oct 2017 description

Recent Highlights

  • Through a partnership with USAID, DABS upgraded the Kajaki Power Plant, increased its generation potential to 51.5 megawatts in 2016, and assumed full operations of the plant in 2017, providing access to cheaper and more reliable electricity in Helmand and Kandahar

  • With USAID support, DABS signed contracts in 2016 to build a 400-kilometer transmission line between Ghazni and Kandahar to extend the national electrical grid to southern Afghanistan

11 Oct 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

11 Oct 2017 description

By Jason Porter and Callie Raulfs-Wang

Like many sources of water all over the world, the Kabul River and its tributaries are at the center of a looming crisis—a limited supply of water and many people who depend on it to survive and prosper.

11 Oct 2017 description

The "List of Shame": Children and Armed Conflict

Last Thursday, 5 October, the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict was presented to the UN Security Council. Many of the grave violations outlined within the report - including the recruitment of child soldiers, targeting of civilian infrastructure, and indiscriminate use of weapons in civilian areas - constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

11 Oct 2017 description

11 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan -- On the first day of the regular session of the 64th Regional Committee of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Regional Director’s annual report for 2016, health emergencies and polio eradication were at the core of the discussions.

11 Oct 2017 description

Over 3.5 million refugees
Turkey continues to host the world’s largest refugee population.

Predominantly out of camp
More than 90 per cent of refugees in Turkey live outside of camps in urban and peri-urban areas.

Mostly children and women
70 per cent of refugees in Turkey are women and children.

Working with Partners

10 Oct 2017 description
report Shelter Cluster

Introduction

This document provides an overview of responses to the Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) online survey, conducted in preparation for the annual GSC Meeting. Findings are based on a total of 106 responses, as of 26 September 2017.

Participant profile

10 Oct 2017 description

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,328 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world in September 2017, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 68% (2,256) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 8 October 2017, 266,689 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 2,600 people from the previous week. The province sheltering the highest number of displaced people is Kunduz (29,759), followed by Nangarhar (27,959), Badghis (22,635) and Baghlan (18,788).