- Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 12 - 19 November 2017
- IOM Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (5 - 11 November 2017)
- OCHA: Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 69 | 1 – 31 October 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan Mid-Year Review of Financing, Achievements and Response Challenges (Jan - Jun 2017)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Afghanistan: Avalanches and Floods - Jan 2017
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Afghanistan: Avalanches, Floods and Landslides - Feb 2015
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods and Landslides - Apr 2014
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Afghanistan: Earthquake - Apr 2013
- Afghanistan: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2013
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Jul 2012
- Afghanistan: Earthquakes - Jun 2012
- Afghanistan: Measles Outbreak - Feb 2012
October saw the closure of four health facilities in the Eastern region and 35 in Urogzan province. In the Southern region, 45 health facilities were partially or completely closed, and of them 15 were later re-opened. Two health facilities were destroyed.
Mobile health services were provided by cluster partners, but some areas were inaccessible due to insecurity.
Ongoing conflict continued to displace families and individuals.
General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-second Session, 56th Meeting (AM)
The security and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan remained precarious and required the support of regional and international partners, particularly in addressing the concerning nexus between terrorism and narcotics, the General Assembly heard today as it held its annual debate on the Central Asian nation.
Could Bring Victims Long Overdue Path to Justice
(Brussels) – The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s request for an investigation in Afghanistan on November 20, 2017, could begin a long overdue path to justice for victims of grave international crimes, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a question and answer document about the situation. A three-member panel of ICC judges will now decide whether it can step in as a court of last resort to address the worst abuses committed in Afghanistan.
As of 31 October 2017, 612,603 refugee children were enrolled in temporary education centres and Turkish public schools across the country, a 25% increase since the end of the last school year in June.
Almost 8,400 at-risk children in eight provinces were identified and referred to protection services under the child protection component of UNICEF’s Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE).
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
As of 19 November, a total of 343,958 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 5,850 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs remained Nangarhar (65,858), Kunduz (32,998), Badghis (25,411) and Baghlan (19,138).
Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.
BAMYAN – At a UN-backed event in the central province of Bamyan, religious leaders came together in support of efforts to build a culture of tolerance and non-violence in Afghanistan.
Organised by the Bamyan regional office of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the event was attended by more than 30 scholars, including female scholars from different religious institutions, to discuss and review their role in building a peaceful society.
The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan increased during the month of October, compared to the previous month. According to the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG), 435 casualties were documented in October in which 200 people were killed, including 11 children and 8 women; and another 235 people were injured, including 16 women.
PESHAWAR: As many as 5.712 million children below the age of five years will be given oral polio vaccine (OPV) in the upcoming anti-polio drive whereas children between the age group of six to 59 weeks will be given vitamin A drops to boost their immunity.
This was disclosed in a meeting held at Emergency Operations Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (EOC) to review the readiness status of the upcoming NID starting from November 20, 2017 in all districts of the province.
As part of our Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs-funded project, 11 Afghans from national and local government entities, and civil society, including NGO and communities’ representatives from Nangahar Province, gathered recently in New Delhi, India to meet CWS Japan team members, along with Japan Conservation Engineers, Co. Ltd (JCE) staff. The group gathered for follow-up support to earlier learning-sharing about hazard mapping and community awareness raising intended to help cultivate a “map culture” in Afghanistan.
The National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) has registered 370,000 un-documented Afghan refugees across the country over the last four months, Radio Pakistan, the state-run broadcaster, reported on Friday.
The authority has expedited the registration process of un-documented Afghan refugees, a Nadra spokesman was quoted as saying.
The largest number of refugees were registered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the report, 230,000 refugees were registered in KP alone.
Continued heavy rains in November bring relief to dryness in East Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
- Since late October, above-average rainfall has mitigated moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
- Below-average rainfall since mid-October have resulted in considerable moisture deficits across parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.
In October, more than 15,300 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU.
The total number of migrants detected on these routes in the first ten months of this year fell by 63% to around 173,000 from the same period in 2016.
The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in October remained almost constant from the month before, at roughly 6,700. Tunisia was the top country of origin, cementing a trend that began in the summer months.
Women refugees and migrants in Serbia have got a place of their own and a support team to help them build a post-conflict life free from violence and poverty.
“This reminds me of home. We used to have our own hall for women only where we would gather every other day, organize different celebrations and courses and exercise.“ So says Sayarah from Afghanistan at the opening of the Women’s Center in ADRA Community center in Belgrade on November 1 with support of UN Women Serbia.
Polio this week as of 15 November 2017
New on polioeradication.org: Polio infrastructure helping to stop malaria in Nigeria, and Innovations in reverse cold-chain building resilience for disease surveillance in Sudan.
Underlining their commitment to a polio-free world for all future generations, Italy has provided €4.5 million to deliver polio vaccines in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
During the reporting period, 387 Undocumented Afghan individuals returned to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing whilst 435 individuals used the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing, bringing the total number of returns this week to 822 (151 families). Even though there is an approximate 5% decrease in the total number of returns compared to last week, returns through the Torkham border decreased by 4%.
By Matthew Willner-Reid