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15 Dec 2017 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) previously known as Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in the country at the onset of an emergency.
The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

13 Dec 2017 description

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller, Remarks at the opening of the New Way of Working workshop at the Humanitarian Policy Forum: “Reaching the furthest behind first through the New Way of Working.”

New York, New York 13 December 2017

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Colleagues and distinguished participants, it is a pleasure to be here.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description

This brochure is the sixth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in the Asia-Pacific region, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action. It highlights examples that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters, including on LGBTIQ+ rights and inclusion, the inclusion of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in Fiji, and the transgender community in Pakistan.

11 Dec 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 34% less compared to 688 refugees that repatriated between 19 and 25 November 2017. Return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 14% compared to last week’s figure of 666 individuals.
Some 74% (427 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (447 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance. UNHCR has suspended the voluntary repatriation program from 1 December for the winter break.

09 Dec 2017 description

(New York, 8 December 2017): Today, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) hosted its annual high-level pledging conference for 2018. Thirty-six donors pledged US$383 million to the Fund to ensure urgent humanitarian aid reaches people in need whenever and wherever crises hit. CERF also reached a record high income of $504 million for 2017 through additional commitments made by donors.

04 Dec 2017 description

 **Countrywide Conflict Displacement**

From 1 January to 3 December 2017, a total of 372,977 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, some 12,000 people more compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (75,980), Kunduz (35,903), Badghis (25,723) and Faryab (21,022). 

04 Dec 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 26% more compared to 545 refugees that repatriated between 12 and 18 November 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 22% compared to last week’s figure of 850 individuals.

Some 92% (616 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (672 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

02 Dec 2017 description

Overview of the Crisis  

As the conflict strikes larger parts of the country, 3.3 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. The years ahead could see a continued or increased contest for control of the country as political competition intensifies in the run up to parliamentary and presidential elections.

Armed Conflict

27 Nov 2017 description
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In Brief:

  • From 1 Jan to 26 Nov 2017, a total of 360,604 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, 16,646 people more compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (71,666), Kunduz (35,658), Badghis (25,723) and Faryab (21,022).

27 Nov 2017 description

There was no significant change in Afghan returns during the reporting week. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was only 3% more compared to 529 refugees that repatriated between 5 and 11 November 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans remained similar to last week’s figure of 844 individuals.

Some 92% (780 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (532 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

23 Nov 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 344,000 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.

More than 151,000 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. The number of returnees has to date this year reached 40 per cent of the total returns in the past year, notably due to an improvement of the protection environment in Pakistan.

20 Nov 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 19 November, a total of 343,958 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 5,850 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs remained Nangarhar (65,858), Kunduz (32,998), Badghis (25,411) and Baghlan (19,138).

16 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 22% less compared to 678 refugees that repatriated between 29 October and 4 November 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 13%, compared to last week’s figure of 968 individuals.

Some 86% (724 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (521 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

10 Nov 2017 description

Local Stories of Change

Empowering communities to help themselves

In May 2017 UNFPA with the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) began supporting the FATA Health Department and its field units in Kurram Agency, helping two overburdened health facilities in Sadda and Alizai lower Kurram to provide female health workers with reproductive health supplies, safe delivery kits and new-born baby kits.

09 Nov 2017 description

As of 31 October, United Nations-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$24.1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million particularly vulnerable people of an estimated 145 million crisis-affected people in 39 countries. The appeals are funded at $11.8 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.3 billion. This is $1.5 billion less than the gap reported at the end of September 2017.