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10 Sep 2019 description
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 48 of the provisional agenda*
Assistance in mine action

I. Introduction

09 Sep 2019 description

Key Points:

  • Humanitarian partners rapidly mobilise response to 224 affected households requiring humanitarian assistance in Kunduz city.
  • Clashes continue between Non-State Armed Groups and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the outskirts of the city and other districts of Kunduz.
  • Major roads into the city remain closed affecting the movement of essential goods.

Situation Overview:

06 Sep 2019 description
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Overview

By the end of August 2019, UNHCR had created 25,404 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,442 apartments and 15 buildings, in 14 cities and 7 islands across Greece.

03 Sep 2019 description

Key Points:

  • Sporadic clashes between Non-State Armed Groups and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in pockets of Kunduz City. However, the situation is reported to be back to normal in most areas.

  • Government and humanitarian partners deploy assessment teams to evaluate the humanitarian impact of the recent clashes in Kunduz city.

  • Clashes continued in the outskirts of Pul-e-Khumri. The Government reports some 1,550 families to be displaced (to be verified). Exit routes from the city remain contested.

01 Sep 2019 description

Key Points

Lull in fighting between Non-State Armed Groups and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in Kunduz City. Some movement of citizens within the city, with some outflow towards Mazar-e-Sharif (Balkh) and Kabul.

New clashes in Pul-e-Khumri (Baghlan) on 1 September 2019. Exit routes from the city remain contested and there are no confirmed reports of significant displacement so far.

Humanitarian partners continue to monitor the situation and liaise with the Government.

Situation Overview

28 Aug 2019 description

Chapter 2 of the CCCM (Camp Management and Camp Coordination) case study collection focuses on camp management operations that utilised mobile and area-based CCCM approaches. The seven case studies were collected from five countries: Iraq (2), Afghanistan (2), South Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon. These case studies presented programmes at their early stages of implementation (Afghanistan B.2), programmes that have been ongoing for several years (Iraq B.3 /Somalia B.6), as well as reflections on past experiences (Lebanon B.5 /Iraq B.4).

27 Aug 2019 description
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The PRIF Dataset on Humanitarian Military Interventions since 1945

14 Aug 2019 description
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Highlights

  • Ongoing conflict and natural disasters continue to affect the people of Afghanistan, with children and women bearing the largest brunt of the challenging situation. Amid a sharp hike of attacks in June and July of 2019, Afghanistan sees some opportunities with the current peace process.

13 Aug 2019 description

Overview

By the end of July 2019, UNHCR had created 25,265 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,426 apartments and 14 buildings, in 14 cities and 6 islands across Greece.

26 Jul 2019 description

In Numbers

In June, WFP assisted 586,500 people with over 5,500 metric tons of food and US$1.23 million in cash transfers to cover food needs.

The emergency drought response ended in June, reaching nearly 491,500 people in the last month.

US$10.5 million is the net funding shortfall for the next six months (July – December 2019).

Operational Updates

03 Jul 2019 description
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Overview

By the end of June 2019, UNHCR had created 25,208 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,418 apartments and 14 buildings, in 14 cities and 6 islands across Greece.

25 Jun 2019 description

Geneva, 25 June 2019

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Your Excellency Vice-President Hilale,

Distinguished delegates,

Monsieur le Vice-President, dear Omar, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment. Thank you also to the President of ECOSOC and the ECOSOC Bureau members for your support. And I also want to thank the co-facilitators for this year’s resolution, Donatirin Sahadatun of Indonesia and Gilles Cerutti of Switzerland, for your work this year.

24 Jun 2019 description

In Numbers

WFP assisted 641,000 people with 6,600 metric tons of food and over US$900,000 in cash transfers to cover food needs in May.

WFP has exceeded 2 million people registered in its digital assistance platform SCOPE.

US$15.34 million is the net funding shortfall for the next six months (June – November 2019).

Operational Updates

23 Jun 2019 description

To date in 2019, 2,320 registered refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan, out of which 1,597 returned from Pakistan, 673 from Iran and 52 from other countries. In 2018, 15,699 registered refugees voluntarily returned from neighboring and non-neighboring countries.

132,171 individuals have been displaced by conflict in 2019 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance. In 2018, 343,341 individuals were newly displaced by conflict.