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14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Asia. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Asia.

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.

08 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18819-IHA/1442

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.

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). 

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

KEY INDICATORS

734 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

38% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

27 Applications for asylum

1 Persons granted refugee status

9 Persons granted subsidiary protection

26 Nov 2017 description

Afghanistan acceded to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees in 2005, but has not implemented a national asylum framework.
In 2014, Afghanistan received an influx of Pakistani refugees from North Waziristan Agency; an estimated 100,000 remain in a protracted refugee-like situation.
Under its mandate, UNHCR has registered 381 asylumseekers and refugees of various nationalities in Kabul and other urban centres.

26 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Cholera Roadmap

Cholera morbidity and mortality continues in communities with high vulnerability imposed by tragedies such as disasters and conflicts. Currently Yemen is facing the world’s largest cholera outbreak, with over 900,000 suspected cases and more than 2,200 associated deaths reported since April 2016. Over 1000 cholera associated deaths were reported globally from the cholera endemic countries this year.

Editorial note

21 Nov 2017 description

KEY UPDATES:

  • October saw the closure of four health facilities in the Eastern region and 35 in Urogzan province. In the Southern region, 45 health facilities were partially or completely closed, and of them 15 were later re-opened. Two health facilities were destroyed.

  • Mobile health services were provided by cluster partners, but some areas were inaccessible due to insecurity.

  • Ongoing conflict continued to displace families and individuals.

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
report WaterAid

Introduction

It is easy to take a toilet for granted – lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide – almost one in three – such a normal part of daily life is out of reach. A lack of decent toilets and clean water causes diarrhoeal diseases that, on average, claim the lives of almost 800 children every day – one every two minutes.

The health impacts of poor sanitation trap people in poverty, making it difficult to get an education or to work to support their families.

16 Nov 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

“We are in danger of ending life as we know it on our planet” Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

14 Nov 2017 description

Pakistan

Humanitarian organisations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are facing increasing access difficulties.

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been told by the Pakistani authorities to close its medical activities in Bajaur Agency. The organisation was told to close another project in Kurram Agency, also in FATA, in September. MSF provided healthcare for more than 40,000 patients in the first nine months of 2017.

Read more about Pakistan

14 Nov 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 193 residents living in the site of Alexandria as of November 2nd

  • There were 19 new arrivals

  • There were 97 departures in total: 35 spontaneous departures, 61 under the urban accommodation scheme and 1 under the relocation scheme.

  • NRC in coordination with IOM & at the request of the MoMP began the relocation of the camp population inside the site to facilitate space for site works