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24 Oct 2018 description
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

27 Aug 2016 description


Over 101,000 undocumented refugees are estimated to have returned from Pakistan in 2016, and the rate of returns increased significantly in July and the first two weeks of August. Most are returning to Nangarhar, where conflict is ongoing. The undocumented returnees' needs are considered to be high as their status means they are not eligible for assistance, and insecurity hampers access.

24 Mar 2016 description


  • Humanitarian organisations have major concerns for the protection of thousands of refugees and migrants who are now in overcrowded detention facilities on the Greek islands and may soon be returned to Turkey.

  • The system for assessing asylum claims in the Greek islands and mainland is understaffed and inadequate, and there is limited safe and acceptable accommodation to host asylum-seekers pending their decision.

24 Mar 2016 description



These scenarios are a description of situations that could occur in the coming six months, with their associated humanitarian consequences. The aim is to support strategic planning, create awareness, and promote preparedness activities for those responding to this crisis.

See the Methodology section for more information on how these scenarios were developed.


02 May 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • Torrential rains on 24 and 25 April led to flash floods affecting 27 districts in western, northern and northeastern Afghanistan.

  • As of 31 March, 11 provinces (nine in northern Afghanistan) had received between 19% and 55% of long-term average annual rainfall. Some areas received more than 90mm of rain.

  • As of 1 May, 165 people have been killed, 67,000 people affected, and around 16,000 displaced. The three most affected provinces are Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul (Adapted from OCHA, 01/05/2014, PressTV, 01/05/2014):