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09 Nov 2017 description

By Mirwais Harooni

KABUL, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff at a private television station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday and Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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09 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of Refugees and Repatriations with co-operation of the ACF project distributed cash assistance which, have displaced from insecure places of Teora district and Galmin village to central of this province.

Tuesday November 7, 2017 of the current year to every of mentioned family distributed 14000Af by ACF.

09 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of Refugees and Repatriations with co-operation of UNHCR have distributed to 98 displaced families which, displaced from insecure districts such as Dawlat Yar district of the Faryab province and from insecure districts of Sare pul Khosh Tapa, Aqcha, and Darz Aab to the central of this province.

Tuesday November 7, 2017 of the current year every of this families received assistance such as 2 tarpaulins, 2 blanket, one Gas balloon, one seat chicken equipment and hygiene package.

08 Nov 2017 description

War crimes, starvation and the Yemen blockade

Following the firing of a ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia by Houthi forces, on 5 November the Saudi-led international military coalition intensified its blockade of Yemen, closing all air and sea ports. These severe measures were accompanied by the heaviest aerial bombardment by coalition forces of Sana’a governorate in over a year.

08 Nov 2017 description

KABUL - Increasing participation of women in elections as both voters and candidates is the major theme in a series of discussions currently taking place across Afghanistan marking ‘Global Open Days’.

Hundreds of women and representatives from government, religious institutions, academia and civil society are taking part in the UN-backed events in numerous regions and provinces through October and November 2017.

08 Nov 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 5 November, a total of 318,295 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 22,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (50,481), Kunduz (31,295), Badghis (25,411) and Baghlan (18,893).

07 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 968 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 18,083 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 93,263 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 367,765 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 88% of returnees from Pakistan (851 individuals) assisted

  • 3% of returnees from Iran (566 individuals) assisted

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

07 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 29 October-4 November 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, malaria, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H7N9), plague, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza and West Nile virus. Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr

07 Nov 2017 description
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Kabul,, Afghanistan - Today, U.S. Embassy Special Chargé d'Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens and Chief Executive of Afghanistan, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, launched the Second Textbook Printing and Distribution Project. The project is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded program for the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE). USAID will provide $75 million to the MoE to print and distribute 135 million approved textbooks and teacher's guides for grades 1-12 to all public schools in Afghanistan.

07 Nov 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Nov 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Nov 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Nov 2017 description

This Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict special report Attacks against Places of Worship, Religious Leaders and Worshippers documents a disturbing increase in attacks against places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, particularly attacks targeting Shi’a Muslim congregations. Anti-Government Elements are responsible for nearly all such attacks.

07 Nov 2017 description

Danielle Huot and Adam Pain

Type: Afghanistan, Country, Working Paper

Country: Afghanistan

Date: 21/09/2017

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This paper reports on the third wave of a longitudinal panel study tracing the outcomes of rural Afghan households over a 14-year period. It outlines what has happened since 2008-9 to specific households in Sayyad, one of the poorer districts in Sar-i-Pul, itself one of the most impoverished provinces in Afghanistan.

06 Nov 2017 description
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NAHR-E-SHAHI DISTRICT, Balkh Province – A gas lamp emits a dull glow in the otherwise dark, gray room. The room is humid and climate-controlled, heavy plastic bags hang from ropes dangling from the ceiling in neatly ordered, straight lines. Zakia, 24, wearing a special mask, is examining the bags and notices mushrooms sprouting in some of them. Carefully, she makes tiny holes in the plastic to take the mushrooms out.

06 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 5 November, 4,585 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 4,102 were accommodated in the 18 government centres - representing 89% 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.