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19 Sep 2018 description

BACKGROUND

The Community‐Based Protection and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017‐2019) for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the strategy is for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.

The four key priorities of the strategy covers:

10 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • The drought has displaced a total of 275,000 people, 52,000 people more than conflict in 2018.
  • In Qala-e-Naw, partners are ramping up assistance across all sectors and deploy additional staff.
  • Health authorities in Hirat report a spike of cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.

9,700 New IDPs reported in the past week
222,500 Total verified IDPs in 2018
63,000 People assisted

 **Countrywide conflict displacement**

06 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan continued to be worsen due to drought, ongoing displacement and conflict. More than two thirds of the country, some 20 provinces, are affected by drought impacting 750,000 people who are at risk of acute water shortage and displacement.

04 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • The centre of Ghazni city has been declared clear of mines, 100 items of UXO have been destroyed

  • Taliban have reportedly taken three ambulances and medical staff under their control in Nangarhar.

  • The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan has surpassed 200,000 in 2018.

5,400 New IDPs reported in the past week
206,615 Total verified IDPs in 2018
60,000 People assisted in the past week

04 Sep 2018 description

After decades of progress, hunger - both acute and chronic - is on the rise again. In 2017, a massive humanitarian effort helped to contain famine in South Sudan and avert famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Despite this, the number of people on the brink of severe hunger continues to rise.

04 Sep 2018 description

As at 31 August 2018:

11,599 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (10,301 from Pakistan).

208,615 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

78,340 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

30 Aug 2018 description

10,225 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (9,255 from Pakistan).

166,834 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Key Updates as at 31 July 2018

27 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • The general situation in Ghazni city has returned to how it was prior to the attack on 10 August.

  • An estimated 18,000 people newly displaced by drought arrived from Muqur district in Qala-e-Naw.

  • Early engagements and child marriages are on the rise in informal settlements in Hirat City.

70 New IDPs reported in the past week
178,000 Total verified IDPs in 2018
28,000 People assisted in the past week

20 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting in Ghazni City has ended and humanitarian assistance is reaching residents.

  • The number of people displaced by drought in the Western Region has surpassed 100,000.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to more than 61,000 people in need.

2,150 New IDPs reported in the past week
178,000 Total verified IDPs in 2018
61,000 People assisted in the past week

19 Aug 2018 description

Tara Kaul and Samidha Malhotra

World Humanitarian Day 2018

Over 200 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the world today. In 2017, the UN-coordinated appeals reported a shortfall of 41 per cent, despite receiving a record amount of funding. As the demands on these limited funds increase, there is a concurrent increase in the need for high-quality evidence on the most effective ways to improve humanitarian programming.

16 Aug 2018 description

BACKGROUND

The Community-Based Protection and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017-2019) for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the strategy is for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.

The four key priorities of the strategy covers:

09 Aug 2018 description

Summary

More than 500 women and girls die in emergency settings every day due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth (UNFPA, 2018, p. 3). In 2017, an estimated 535 million children (nearly one in four of the world’s children) lived in countries affected by emergencies (UNICEF, 2017). This report provides examples of organisations working in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in emergency settings and some key technical resources.

07 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Drought forced approximately 14,000 people from their homes to the cities of Kunduz and Qala-eNaw, according to initial reports.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 90,000 people in need in the past week.

  • In Jalalabad, aid workers and civilians were killed in two separate attacks within the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

02 Aug 2018 description

MAIN DEVELOPMENTS, RESPONSE AND ACHIEVEMENTS

UNHCR supported Serbia inter alia in the following fields:

a) Asylum System Development and response to the European Refugee and Migration Situation
b) Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness
c) Support to Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons
d) Support to Solutions for Refugees from former Yugoslavia

From January through June 2018, UNHCR expended USD 5, 4 million through partnership with 15 partners

30 Jul 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Authorities distributed wheat grain to over 25,000 families affected by drought in Badghis province.

  • Humanitarian agencies have supported 47,768 drought-affected people in Herat and Badghis.

  • Health facilities in two provinces remain closed and a midwives training centre was attacked in Jalalabad, Nangarhar.

17,696* New IDPs reported in the past week

52,578 People assisted in the past week