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12 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After one year on the job, the Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer speaks about the huge disparities he sees, aid worker security and his personal commitment to Afghanistan.

  • While the number of mine casualties is on the rise, funding for mine action in Afghanistan dropped by 65 per cent over the past five years.

  • ACBAR’s Twinning Program successfully teams up international and national NGOs to build capacities to the benefit of both counterparts.

12 Apr 2018 description

2017 saw a 38% increase in civilian deaths from explosive violence, new report finds

As the U.S. and the U.K. appear to be gearing up for more air-strikes over Syria, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) releases today its findings from its analysis of explosive weapon harm as seen in 2017. Last year, AOAV recorded 42,972 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world, as reported in English language media.

02 Apr 2018 description

Key issues

• In the past week, more than 11,000 people have reportedly been displaced by conflict.

• Damaged telecommunication towers in Uruzgan hamper assessment of displaced families.

• The GBV Sub-Cluster reached more than 8,000 people with services and health education.

Countrywide conflict displacement

22 Mar 2018 description

A landmine blast killed two people near the Pak-Iran border in Balochistan's Chaghi district on Wednesday.

According to Levies officials, a man and woman were killed near the Iranian border in an explosion when a pickup vehicle hit the landmine planted on the roadside.

The blast destroyed the vehicle, killing both of them on the spot.

Levies and other law enforcement agencies' personnel reached the site of the blast and an investigation into the incident has been initiated.

15 Mar 2018 description

Geneva, Thursday 15 March 2018

Humanitarian access has deteriorated in seven countries over the past six months, according to the Humanitarian Access Overview report released today by ACAPS.

Out of the 37 countries included in the report, nearly half of them (18) are currently facing high humanitarian access constraints. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in nine countries and ten present low humanitarian access constraints.

05 Mar 2018 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 22 February, a total of 20,614 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS). The provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced families are Kunduz with 10,815 IDPs, followed by Farah with more than 2,000 displaced people.

26 Feb 2018 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

Since the beginning of the year, a total of 18,500 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS). This is an average of 385 displaced people per day, roughly one third of the more than 1,200 people displaced on average every day in the past year.

30 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,312 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 76% (1,752) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 91% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 20% in other areas.

16 Jan 2018 description
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Key issues:

  • In the past week, more than 1,000 displaced people reportedly arrived in Nili district, Daykundi, from Gizab district, Uruzgan.

  • Some 1,000 people were displaced within Chawkay and Khaskunar districts, Kunar Province, according to authorities.

  • From 7 to 13 January, a total of 11,993 Afghans returned to their home country from Pakistan and Iran.

  • During the past week, more than 150,000 displaced people, returnees, refugees and host families received some form of humanitarian aid.

21 Dec 2017 description

Vienna, Geneva - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) has concluded in Vienna, Austria, recording success in stockpile destruction with Belarus announcing it had destroyed over three million stockpiled landmines bringing to 159 the number of States that no longer have destruction obligations under the Convention. With Belarus' stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 51 million landmines.

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.

02 Dec 2017 description
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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

26 Nov 2017 description

Author: Farhan hafeez

When the Community Based Risk Education Focal Person asked the dealers if they had any Unexploded Ordnance in their scrapyards, they refused to share any information from fear of arrest by the police

IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS: A PRCS professional educates owners and workers at a scrapyard about the threat posed by the Unexploded Ordnance.

READY FOR DISPOSAL: Police officers stand with the Unexploded Ordnance collected from different scrapyards.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 850 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 13,740 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 94,957 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 393,824 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 488,781 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 92% of returnees from Pakistan assisted 5% of returnees from Iran assisted

  • 157 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

14 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 844 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 12,319 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 94,107 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 380,064 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 85% of returnees from Pakistan (724 individuals) assisted

  • 5% of returnees from Iran (589 individuals) assisted

  • 153 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

14 Nov 2017 description

Undocumented returnees and refugees returning to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries face an increased risk of harm from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The current influx of returnees has meant a shift in focus for the Danish Demining Group’s (DDG) Risk Education programme in Afghanistan.