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21 May 2018 description

"Instead of focusing on maternal health, on nutritional status, we will spend it on trauma"

By Serena Chaudhry

LONDON, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deteriorating security is forcing Afghanistan to spend more money on trauma care, rather than investing in women and children's health, its health minister said on Thursday.

The government has come under increasing pressure over rising violence, with a string of attacks this year causing hundreds of casualties in the capital, Kabul, alone.

20 May 2018 description

KABUL - To protect civilians during the armed conflict, the support of everyone in Afghan society, especial religious scholars, is crucial, participants said at a UN-backed symposium in Afghanistan’s capital.

Religious leaders from Kabul, Parwan, Kapisa, Logar and Maidan Wardak discussed the recent violence against civilians and talked about practical steps to address what many have characterized as an endemic problem in Afghanistan.

19 May 2018 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the attack in Jalalabad that killed at least eight civilians and injured at least 55.

19 May 2018 description
report Frontier Post

Written by The Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk

KUNDUZ: Landslide triggered by torrential rains killed at least one person and wounded 13 others in northeastern Takhar province, officials said Friday.

A mound collapsed due to heavy rain in the Qarlaq Sali area of Rastaq district Friday morning, hitting several houses, said Sunnatullah Taimouri, spokesman of Takhar governor.

19 May 2018 description
report Voice of America

May 19, 2018 0:32 AM
Zia Urahman Hasrat

NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN — A series of explosions killed at least eight civilians and wounded more than 40 others in eastern Afghanistan, provincial authorities told VOA.

Attaullah Khogyanai, provincial spokesperson for eastern Nangarhar province, told VOA the explosions occurred in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, at night at a cricket stadium during a cricket match.

Khogyanai said all three explosions took place inside the stadium around 11:30 p.m. local time.

18 May 2018 description

Submission Date: 25 April 2018

Natural Disasters, Conflict IDPs, Coordination and DRR activity UPDATE: 18 April to 24 April 2018

Natural Disasters Update:


18 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Fully Investigate Possible Unlawful Attacks

May 18, 2018 3:42PM EDT Dispatches

Patricia Gossman
Senior Researcher, Afghanistan

18 May 2018 description

Several buses carrying 270 refugees and migrants from Sarajevo to an asylum center in southern Bosnia-Herzegovina were stopped and turned back by police in a Bosnian Croat-dominated canton on May 18, officials say.

More than 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year after traffickers opened a route through Greece to Western Europe via Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Croatia.

18 May 2018 description
report Frontier Post

Monitoring Desk

AIBAK: Two men died after several houses were swept away by a flash flooding in northern Samangan province, an official said.

Rajab Ali Yousafi, Samangan natural disaster management official, told Pajhwok Afghan News the flood hit Karti Sulha, Laraghan, Hussainkhel and Aibak city, the provincial capital, late night.

He said two men died in the disaster and about 60 houses were affected by the flooding.

According to Yousafi, heavy rainfall after five years triggered the flooding in Samangan, damaging crops.

17 May 2018 description

Despite a decrease in rainfall, flooding continues in East Africa.

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

17 May 2018 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

Seis familias salvadoreñas esperan que los magistrados de la Sala de lo Constitucional los amparen antes de que termine su gestión en julio.

El Centro de Monitoreo de Desplazamiento Interno (IDMC, por sus siglas en inglés) ubicó ayer a El Salvador en el décimo puesto de los países con más víctimas de desplazamiento interno por violencia. Según los datos del IDMC, El Salvador sumó 296,000 víctimas en 2017, según los datos a los que tuvo acceso y que provenían de las solicitudes de refugio en todo el mundo, denuncias de las víctimas y datos proporcionados por los mismos Gobiernos.

17 May 2018 description

HERAT - Government officials at a UN-backed symposium in Herat’s Guzara district gathered with activists, religious scholars and other community leaders to discuss recent efforts in the western province to improve protections for women’s rights.

Some 30 people attended the one-day event to consider practical ways to work together, at the district level, to empower Afghan women at all levels of society, from the social to the political, and enable them to enjoy their fundamental rights.

17 May 2018 description

From 1 January to 5 May 2018, 95,100 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, with 29 of 34 provinces recording forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining provision of assistance and services. Displaced families often find themselves in precarious living conditions with their well-being and dignity jeopardised by inadequate shelter, lack of food and water, insufficient access to sanitation and health facilities as well as lack of protection.

16 May 2018 description

Estudio global de las amenazas o instancias de uso deliberado o indiscriminado de la fuerza contra estudiantes, docentes, académicos, personal auxiliar educativo y de transporte o funcionarios de educación, y contra escuelas, universidades y otras instituciones educativas, perpetradas con fines políticos, militares, ideológicos, sectarios, étnicos o religiosos entre 2013 y 2017.

Ataques a la educación y uso militar de escuelas y universidades en los países analizados, 2013-2017

Países muy gravemente afectados

16 May 2018 description

Une étude globale des menaces ou de l'usage de la force, délibérée ou non, contre les élèves, les enseignants, les universitaires, le personnel scolaire et des transports ou les agents de l'éducation; et contre les écoles, les universités et autres institutions éducatives, menées pour des raisons politiques, militaires, idéologiques, sectaires, ethniques ou religieuses de 2013 à 2017.

Attaques contre l'éducation et utilisation militaire des écoles et des universités dans les pays ciblés, 2013-2017

Très lourdement affectés

16 May 2018 description

New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground

  • Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1

  • Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.

  • The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a conceptual framework that clearly distinguishes Climate Resilient Water Management (CRWM) from traditional approaches to water management.