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23 Oct 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 16 October, a total of 295,317 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 8,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (29,883), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).

23 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of Refugee and Repatriation of Sare pul province with cooperation of WFP and NRC distributed humanitarian assistance for 72 families which displaced from insecure places of this province to the central. Wednesday October 27, 2017 these families received 100kg flour, 7kg oil, 7kg pea, 2tarpauline, and one seat chicken dishes by WFP and every family received 14000Af by NRC.

23 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of refugee and repatriation of Nangarhar province with co-operation of NRC and SCI has distributed cash assistance to 170 displaced and returnees’ families which displaced from Pacheragam district and returned from Pakistan to the country.

Wednesday October 27, 2017 per family received 18000Af by NRC and 26 of these families received 6000Af by SCI.

Also 74 returnees’ families which returned from Pakistan to the Nangarhar province received cash assistance 6000Af by NRC.

23 Oct 2017 description

Directorate of refugee and repatriation of Zabul province with co-operation of WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF has distributed to 203 displaced families, which displaced from Shah Joy district to central of this province.

These contribution which did on October 25 and 26, 2017 to every of this family received 12000Af by WFP and one seat chicken dishes, 2 tarpaulin, 3blanket, and one gas balloon by UNHCR and humanitarian assistance by UNICEF

22 Oct 2017 description

JALALABAD - The importance of eliminating of all kinds of violence against girls and women, as well as the promotion of gender equality was discussed at a UN-backed radio programme in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province.

The Safa Radio programme, supported by the Jalalabad regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), aimed to encourage families, religious scholars, tribal elders and officials to better understand their responsibilities in eliminating violence against women (EVAW) and empowering women and girls.

21 Oct 2017 description

Introduction

This report analyses data collected from refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants currently living in the Austrian states of Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Upper Austria, and Vorarlberg.

20 Oct 2017 description

SG/SM/18759

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attacks at mosques in Kabul City and in Ghor Province during Friday prayers. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Afghanistan.

20 Oct 2017 description

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**Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, our humanitarian colleagues tell us they’re concerned by the intensified fighting between the Taliban and Daesh‑affiliated Islamic State‑Khorasan (IS‑K) in Khogyani district, in eastern Nangarhar province, which have triggered new displacements.

According to local sources, there are more than 2,000 newly displaced people, adding to the 5,000 people that were displaced by the fighting that started five days ago.

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Ayaz Gul

ISLAMABAD — Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide blast inside a crowded Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul has killed at least 40 worshipers and wounded dozens more.

Eyewitnesses and security officials told VOA the bomber walked into the Imam Zaman Mosque Friday evening in the western Dashti Barch area of the capital city and blew himself up. Women and children were said to be among the victims.

Local reports say the death toll is higher than local officials are reporting.

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 588,500 Syrian children were enrolled in temporary education centres (TECs) and Turkish public schools across the country as of end September, representing a 23% increase compared to September 2016.

  • More than 64,500 refugee children received a conditional cash transfer for education (CCTE) payment in September, bringing the total number of children benefitting from the CCTE to over 136,500.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Saidi, a 14-year-old Afghan, is attending the Don Bosco Institute of Tournai. He is one of five refugee boys attending the school and receiving shelter, education and support services. In Belgium, like in many countries across Europe, Salesian missionaries have been assisting young refugees with programs that help them to integrate into their new communities.

20 Oct 2017 description
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Key facts

2,950 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 October 2017)

1,114 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 October, including 20 vacant places)

1,822 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 October 2017) including: