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31 Dec 2015 description

Winter highlights the geographically complicated nature of the enduring humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. Despite forecasts for a mild winter in some areas, conflict-induced internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and victims of the 26 October earthquake face distinct challenges as near-daily freezing temperatures settle in for much of the country during the core winter wet season, December – February. According to UNHCR, of over 1.1 million IDPs in Afghanistan, one quarter were newly displaced in 2015 and therefore less adapted and more vulnerable than existing IDPs.

31 Dec 2015 description

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the World Food Programme (WFP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday for a grant of $422.78 million to the country for meeting emergency food needs arising from natural disasters and emergency conditions and supporting economic and social development projects.

The project titled ‘Transition: Towards Resilient and Food Secure Pakistan’ is aligned with national and international frameworks which support advances for food security and nutrition in Pakistan.

31 Dec 2015 description
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  • Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 30 Dec 2015): 850,371
  • Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2015: 102,390
  • Average daily arrivals during Dec 2015: 3,413
  • Average daily arrivals during Nov 2015: 5,042
  • Total asylum applications during Nov 2015: 1,171
  • Dead and missing: 246 dead, 149 missing
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  • Total arrivals in Lesvos (Jan - 30 Dec 2015): 499,226
  • Total arrivals in Lesvos during Dec 2015: 58,145
  • Average daily arrivals during Dec 2015: 1,938
  • Average daily arrivals during Nov 2015: 3,447
  • % of arrivals in Lesvos compared to total: 59%
  • Estimated residual population staying on the island (based on estimations provided by authorities): 2,607
  • Estimated departures to Mainland (based on estimations provided by authorities): 2,730
31 Dec 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Author Vitaly Volkov / js

Terrorists in Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries are training children to blow themselves up in suicide bomb attacks. Minors are kidnapped or sold and then taken to terrorist training camps.

31 Dec 2015 description

Executive Summary

In 2015, the key themes of IDSN’s work have been atrocities and access to criminal justice, the rights struggle of Dalit women, forced and bonded labour, and caste discrimination in the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

30 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By: A. Sami Malik

Rajanpur District, Punjab: December 2015 – Managing household chores while raising young children is a challenge for all women especially those living in rural communities. Lack of awareness about pre and post-natal health care resulting in recurrent health issues, makes it even tougher. Twenty-seven-year-old Amina’s life is no exception. A resident of village Dajal in Rajanpur district of Punjab, she has been married for eleven years and has given birth to four children, the youngest being a six-month-old baby girl, Ayesha.

30 Dec 2015 description
  • Looking back at 2015, the programme has seen remarkable steps forward towards polio eradication. A wrap-up of the year shows fewer cases in fewer places than ever before. The report on the status of polio eradication to WHO's Executive Board also summarizes the progress on the Polio Endgame Plan, and on Resolution WHA68.3, adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2015. The year to come will need strengthened momentum to build on these gains and deliver a polio-free world.

30 Dec 2015 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 29 Dec 2015): 847,819

Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2015: 99,838

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2015: 3,443

Average daily arrivals during Nov 2015: 5,042

Total asylum applications during Nov 2015: 1,171

Dead and missing - 246 dead - 149 missing

29 Dec 2015 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 28 Dec 2015):
844,176
Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2015:
96,195
Average daily arrivals during Dec 2015:
3,436
Average daily arrivals during Nov 2015:
5,042
Total asylum applications during Nov 2015:
1,171
Dead and missing
246 dead - 149 missing

29 Dec 2015 description

Total arrivals in Lesvos (Jan – 28 Dec 2015): 494,978
Total arrivals in Lesvos during December: 54,257
Average daily arrivals during December in Lesvos: approx. 1,938 per day
Total arrivals in Lesvos during November: 103,409 (68% of arrivals in Greece during November)
Top nationalities of arrivals in Lesvos during December: Syria: 30%, Afghanistan: 29%, Iraq: 27%, Iran: 4%, Morocco 3%, Pakistan 3%, Others 4%
Top nationalities of arrivals in Lesvos during November: , Syria: 40%, Afghanistan: 35%, Iraq: 11%, Iran: 6%, Morocco 3%, Pakistan 2%, Others 3%

29 Dec 2015 description

IFTIKHAR A. KHAN

ISLAMABAD: Two international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) were formally allowed to operate in Pakistan under the new procedure after the process to accord approval under the first-ever policy governing registration and operation of INGOs commenced on Monday.

The decision was taken at a meeting held with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the chair. The first batch of INGOs to get permission to operate in the country included Qatar Charity and Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF), Belgium.

29 Dec 2015 description

BUREAU REPORT

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has left the internally displaced persons from North Waziristan Agency in the lurch by stopping the payment of monthly cash assistance.

Khalil Wazir, an office-bearer of the North Waziristan Political Alliance, a syndicate of various parties, said the provincial government paid cash grant to IDPs for three months only and stopped the payment abruptly.

He said the provincial government had announced that the cash assistance would continue until the return of IDPs to their homes.

29 Dec 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

Highlights

Frightening tremors: Midnight quake jolts city, wakes up people

Disaster Management: Private sector’s help sought in building resilience

Solid waste management: key to avoid dengue fever outbreak in future

PM directs provinces to ensure safe environment for children

‘Environmental issues holds back actualization of South Asia’s growth Potential’

Health Deptt plans strategy to avoid dengue fever outbreak next year

28 Dec 2015 description

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio drive kicked off in Swabi on Monday, resuming the region's anti-polio campaign which was cancelled due to security concerns last week.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Health Department said 260,000 children will be vaccinated during the campaign.

According to the Swabi police, tight security measures have been taken in the district: 629 mobiles have been deployed for the anti-polio campaign, which will be run by 59 fixed teams, 25 transit teams and four roaming teams.