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06 Nov 2017 description

Abdullah Khalid is one of the hardworking vaccinators making sure that even children on the move are protected against polio.

The poliovirus knows no borders, making children on both sides of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan vulnerable to contracting the debilitating disease. This is why, placed strategically along the border, 19 WHO-supported vaccination posts reach children on the move as they cross between countries, ensuring that all children under the age of 10 receive two drops of the oral polio vaccine to protect them from polio.

06 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 10% less compared to 905 refugees that repatriated between 15 and 21 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 13%, compared to last week’s figure of 1,059 individuals.
Some 88% (814 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (806 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

06 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.

05 Nov 2017 description

The U.S. military and Afghan authorities are investigating reports of civilian casualties caused by deadly air strikes in northern Afghanistan.

The U.S. military said it had launched a probe into what it described as a combined U.S.-Afghan operation in the northern province of Kunduz on November 3 and was assessing the facts surrounding the incident.

The Afghan Defense Ministry said it had tasked security commanders to probe reports of civilian casualties in the Chardara district in Kunduz, where the government said it had inflicted heavy losses on Taliban militants.

05 Nov 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Nigeria.

05 Nov 2017 description

1. General Overview:

  • I. During the last winter season (2016/2017), 33 out of 34 provinces were affected by extreme weather conditions that included heavy snowfall, avalanches and rain related disasters.

  • II. According to OCHA, from January to August 2017, there have been 144 persons killed and 125 injured due to natural disasters, with almost 50,000 persons affected in total, mostly by floods. More than 12,000 were affected by avalanches or heavy snowfall.

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KABUL, November 05, 2017 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Bank today signed a data sharing agreement. This will strengthen existing data collection processes and enhance technical capacity for a comprehensive analysis of the return process and how best to support the reintegration of returnees over time.

04 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

Ayaz Gul

ISLAMABAD — Anti-Taliban U.S. airstrikes in northern Afghanistan have killed dozens of insurgents and also caused civilian casualties, said residents and local media Saturday.

Afghan special forces, backed by foreign airpower, have engaged in a major counter-insurgency offensive in the volatile Chardara district in Kunduz province.

The Taliban sent reinforcements from neighboring Baghlan province, prompting Afghan forces to request NATO airstrikes late Friday, in support of local forces, said commando forces spokesman Ahmad Salem.

03 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced today that she will ask the court’s judges to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan committed since May 1, 2003, when Afghanistan became a member of the court. She also identified the ICC’s jurisdiction over possible war crimes “closely linked to the situation in Afghanistan” on the territory of other ICC member countries.

03 Nov 2017 description

A youth circus group is encouraging vaccination and providing education in an innovative and engaging way

“I am the king of this village! Every child belongs to me and I will spread my poison to a new person every day,” screams the snake, bursting onto the stage.

In the audience, children gasp and jump backwards, their eyes wide.

Hamid, clutching his precious box of vaccines, attacks the snake, managing to defeat him. The crowd cheers.

03 Nov 2017 description

Polio this week as of 1 November 2017

03 Nov 2017 description

WHAT is this Analysis Compendium?

This document is part of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience for Food Security: Analysis, Innovations and Standards Series.It provides a compendium of the main findings and lessons learnt from food security climate analyses that have been undertaken by WFP and partners under the Climate Adaptation Management and Innovation Initiative (C-ADAPT).

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03 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13053
2 NOVEMBRE 2017

De retour du Bangladesh, où il a été témoin, à la frontière avec le Myanmar, de « l’exode de réfugiés le plus rapide depuis les mouvements massifs de population du milieu des années 90 », le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, M. Filippo Grandi, en a, ce matin, appelé au leadership du Conseil de sécurité pour mettre fin à une crise mondiale qui n’a de cesse de s’aggraver.

02 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

KABUL, NILI, Afghanistan, 02 November 2017 – Although the number of children under five years dying from diarrhoea each year in Afghanistan has dropped below 10,000 for the first time, the disease still claims the lives of 26 children each day across the country, UNICEF said today.

“Deaths from diarrhoea are particularly tragic because in most cases, they can be easily avoided,” said Adele Khodr, UNICEF Afghanistan Representative. “Using a toilet and washing your hands is literally a matter of life or death.”

02 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13053  

SECURITY COUNCIL
8083RD MEETING (AM)  

Security Council Members Call for Adequate Funding, Greater Capacity for Agency

The number of forcibly displaced people around the world was now approaching 66 million, and that sharp rise reflected the weakness of international cooperation in responding to the crisis, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Security Council today.

02 Nov 2017 description

Mr. President,

Distinguished delegates,

A few weeks ago, I was in Bangladesh, at the border with Myanmar - witnessing the most rapid refugee exodus since the massive population movements of the mid-1990s.

It was a stark illustration of what happens when the root causes of conflict and violence are not addressed, and the relationship between a state and some of its people breaks down.

The result is a human tragedy on a dramatic scale.