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14 Dec 2017 description
  • As at 13 December, 58,750 refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries since 1 January 2017 (57,409 Pakistan).

  • 390,940 as at 10 December individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2017 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs).

  • 87,247 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities


13 Dec 2017 description


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 study was conducted to understand the reasons following FDMA request for the deregistration of IDP from MirAli and Miranshah in North Waziristan following de-notification and information campaign by the government that return was opened in these areas. The results will inform recommendation and decision making about de-registration and help understand key factors impending these IDPs to return.

08 Dec 2017 description

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit; includes emergency responses in South Sudan and northern Nigeria

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit from fourteen projects totaling $3.7 committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in November.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

04 Dec 2017 description


  • In recent years, Pakistan has become a food surplus country and a major producer of wheat and rice. However, despite the growth in food production, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet.

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

01 Dec 2017 description


  • More than three decades of war, civil unrest, insurgent activity and recurring natural disasters have contributed to chronic humanitarian need in Afghanistan. As of November, approximately 360,600 people have been internally displaced due to conflict, an estimated 503,300 vulnerable people have returned or were deported from Iran and Pakistan, and natural disasters have affected roughly 111,300 people in 2017, according to the UN.

30 Nov 2017 description

La quinzième réunion du Comité d’urgence au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) (RSI) concernant la propagation internationale du poliovirus a été convoquée par le Directeur général le 14 novembre 2017 au Siège de l’OMS; les membres, les conseillers et les États Membres invités ont participé à la réunion par téléconférence.

29 Nov 2017 description

Following unprecedented food assistance needs in 2017, little improvement is anticipated during the coming year.

28 Nov 2017 description


  • “Integrated Context Analysis” tool to rank vulnerability launched.

  • Women in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) receive livestock management training.

  • Roll-out WFP’s stunting prevention model.

  • Punjab food safety laboratories assessed to meet food rules and regulations.

  • WFP supporting FAO on cash-based transfers.

  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management – preparedness training updates.

Operational Updates

28 Nov 2017 description


  • A stunting prevention programme was launched in Balochistan Province and FATA.

  • WFP Pakistan initiated its first cash disbursement in its support to girls’ education.

  • The Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Transition Model was implemented in Pakistan.

  • Cost of the Solution study to the nutrition problem in Pakistan has been initiated.

  • School safety and community-based disaster risk programmes are enhancing resilience and safety at schools and the community level.

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).

26 Nov 2017 description

Full summary

This working paper examines the role of local institutions during and after conflict in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in order to inform and ensure the success of future relief and rehabilitation efforts in the region.