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Last week in Afghanistan, a suicide bomber reportedly killed and wounded around 40 people in Jalalabad. Most of the victims belong to Afghanistan’s Sikh and Hindu minority groups and included the only Sikh electoral candidate in the upcoming general election. Additionally, the arrest of a district militia leader and close aide of Vice President Dostum led to a number of demonstrations in several provinces throughout the week, including a riot in Maymana City in which one demonstrator was reportedly killed.
This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.
It is neither a complete count nor representative.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 22 countries. Partner agencies reported 391 incidents in ten countries and 13 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in three countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Overview of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific
A. Situational context including new developments
Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
11 September 2017
Distinguished President of the Council,
As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 23 February 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
A new UNHCR report has found that mixed maritime movements in South-East Asia were three times more deadly than in the Mediterranean last year – highlighting the urgency of greater life-saving cooperation among the affected States.
Malteser International provides flood relief in Myanmar and Pakistan
Islamic Relief is to provide vital aid to those hit by devastating flash flooding in countries in South East Asia.
Weeks of torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen have triggered deadly floods and landslides in many countries. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions more have been displaced.
Islamic Relief’s immediate emergency response will focus on India and Myanmar, two of the worst affected countries.
· The growing season of May-October 2015 in east Asia is unfolding under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015.
· Below average rainfall has been the dominant feature of the 2015 season across East Asia, particularly from Myanmar across to southern Vietnam, where noticeable delays in the onset of the agricultural growing season have already been detected.
(29 September, Yangon, Myanmar) More than 100 leaders from the health, development and corporate sectors have gathered in Yangon to participate in the seminal regional forum on Opportunities for Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific. In advance of the 2015 enactment of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and broader ASEAN economic integration, this one-day meeting seeks to identify tangible opportunities for strengthened public-private partnerships to support regional malaria control strategies and drive progress toward country-specific development targets.
FOCUS - South and South-East Asia
This report elaborates on violence that broke out in Arakan in June 2012, the background of the violent incidents and rights violations against Arakanese Muslims. The objective of this report is to bring to the public opinion developments in the region, inform the Islamic world and international community, and urge decisionmaking bodies to take necessary steps to end escalating acts of violence in Arakan.
BANGKOK—Today, on World Population Day, countries across Asia and the Pacific will highlight the need for universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, as leaders in London launch an unprecedented initiative to give 120 million more women access to voluntary family planning by 2020.
Myanmar’s Government, with support from the United Kingdom, will announce a new funding commitment to improve the health of mothers and children by making contraceptives more widely available.
By SIMON ROUGHNEEN
BANGKOK - on June 7, the day after 96 Pakistani Ahmadiyah refugees and asylum seekers were freed on bail in what was hailed as a landmark new departure in Thailand's dealings with refugees, six other Pakistani asylum seekers and one refugee were arrested in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok.
Mekong region drought to affect 2010 Asian paddy harvest
Drought conditions in the greater Mekong region at the start of the planting season are expected to affect Asia's 2010 paddy harvest according to the latest FAO assessment which lowered earlier projections for the region by 6.1 million tonnes. Reductions are expected in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand as well as in the Philippines and China.
Madrid 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
A senior delegation of Australian ministers will today join their Government counterparts from more than 40 countries for a two-day international meeting in Indonesia to further strengthen regional efforts to combat people smuggling, human trafficking and transnational crime.
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith will co-chair the Bali Process Ministerial meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr Hassan Wirajuda.