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06 Oct 2017 description

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict

New York, 5 October 2017 – Boys and girls living in countries affected by armed conflict have been victims of widespread violations in 2016, as documented in the Secretary-General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict released today and covering the period from January to December 2016.

05 Oct 2017 description

Below-average rain recorded in West Africa, while above-average rain persists over Eastern Africa

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

05 Oct 2017 description

CCFH in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has reported unusual increase in cases of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). The increase is mainly in Herat province in the western part of the country. As of week 33, 154 cases including 35 deaths (CFR=22.7%) have been reported countrywide.

Editorial Note

05 Oct 2017 description

Humanitarian situation in Greece

Some 18,000 migrants have crossed from Turkey into the Aegean islands since the beginning of 2017. Οne in three people arriving in Greece is from Syria, followed by Iraqis and Afghans. The ICRC has also observed an increase in people arriving from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite a decrease in the number of shipwrecks, we estimate that more than 1,000 migrants who died remain unidentified in Greece. This leaves their families without closure about their loved ones' fates.

05 Oct 2017 description

European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

04 Oct 2017 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is pleased to announce the signing, along with the Afghan Independent Election Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission, of the Project Document to support Afghanistan elections.

The Project Document was signed today in Kabul at the first meeting of the Project Board, providing the legal and financial framework allowing the UN and donors to support and strengthen Afghanistan’s electoral institutions and operations.

04 Oct 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents reportedly affecting educational workers between January 2016 and June 2017. It includes 83 KIK incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of KIK incidents affecting educational workers is undoubtedly higher.

Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources identified 83 KIK2 incidents that affected 119 educational workers1 in 19 countries. A high number of incidents were reported in Pakistan (20%, 17 out of 83 incidents) and Afghanistan (14%, 12/83).

04 Oct 2017 description

KEY FINDINGS

  • Security: Security conditions have improved in most of the districts of Kunar and Nuristan provinces over the last few weeks, however Ghazi Abad, Chawkey and Dara-e-Pech districts of Kunar and Waygal and Nurgaram districts of Nuristan are reportedly insecure. As a result, food supplies to those markets have decreased and prices are higher.

04 Oct 2017 description

By Tadamichi Yamamoto

On my recent travels across Afghanistan, I’ve seen fresh evidence of a grinding and horrific war that continues to plague the lives of all Afghans. The war and the fears that drive it have resulted in a relentless cycle of violence that Afghans – everyone from men, women, students, to peace activists and politicians -- tell me they want to bring to an end.

04 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/J/3542
3 OCTOBRE 2017

La Sixième Commission, chargée des affaires juridiques, a poursuivi aujourd’hui son débat sur l’examen des mesures visant à éliminer le terrorisme international.

04 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/L/3542, 3 OCTOBER 2017
GENERAL ASSEMBLY SIXTH COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 3RD MEETING (PM)

The terrain of the battle against terrorism, as well as its very nature, was constantly shifting and changing form, speakers noted today as members of the Sixth Committee continued to discuss measures to eliminate international terrorism.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview on UNHCR’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa

A. Situational context including new developments

Syria situation

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

A. Situational analysis including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

A. Situational context including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

■ In yet another tragic incident, on 26 September, in a village near Kikinda, the police found the body of a young foreign man. It appears as if he planned to irregularly cross into Romania but died from a heart attack.

■ UNHCR and partners continued supporting authorities in protection monitoring, identification and addressing of specific needs, referrals, interpretation, non-food aid, information and counselling, sometimes 24/7 at 23 sites around the country.

03 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women in some villages in Kabul and Parwan provinces are seeing significant changes to their lives through self-employment and participation in decision making in local development.

  • Government and donor-funded programs are building the capacity of these women to give them the opportunity to improve their livelihood, as well as play an active role in their villages.

  • Hundreds of women in these provinces have been encouraged to start small businesses, helping them to support themselves and their families.