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20 Jan 2019 description

Key issues in the past week:

18,500 new IDPs reported this week.

A total of 1,500 have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2019.

Food cluster reached nearly 162,000 people in need in 8 provinces with 4,400 metric tons (mt) of food.

18,500 New IDPs reported in the past week

218,000 People assisted in the past week

1,500 Total verified IDPs in 2019

Countrywide conflict displacement

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

15 Jan 2019 description


Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

15 Jan 2019 description


This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.

11 Jan 2019 description
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At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.

10 Jan 2019 description

Key issues in the past week:

6,000 new IDPs reported this week.

Food cluster reached nearly 287,000 people in need in 11 provinces with 2,614 metric tons (mt) of food and US$ 460,000 in cash transfers.

A total of 349,794 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Key numbers of the past week:

6,015 new IDPs reported in the past week

349,794 total verified IDPs in 2018

377,096 people assisted in the past week

Countrywide conflict displacement

09 Jan 2019 description


  • Uncertain prospects for 2019 wheat output due to low availability of irrigation water

  • Cereal production in 2018 estimated at near-average level

  • Cereal exports in 2018/19 forecast close to last year’s above-average level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour increased in recent months reflecting seasonal patterns and strong exports

  • Food insecurity persists in some localized areas

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

1,857 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 350,000 cash based transfers made

US$ 13.03 m six months (Dec 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirements

237,000 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

03 Jan 2019 description

Key issues in the past week:

1, 500 new IDPs reported this week.

Food cluster reached nearly 577,000 people in need in 25 provinces with 6,200 metric tons (mt) of food and US$1.26 million in cash transfers.

A total of 343,000 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

03 Jan 2019 description

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minis­ter Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday expressed his happiness over enrolment of displaced Thari children in the model school built within the recently established New Sen­hri Dars model village in Thar coalfield’s block-II.

A batch of 48 students belon­ging to the Bheel community was enrolled in the model school on Tuesday.

In his message to mark the occasion, Mr Shah said: “I am quite happy that we have not only given them good houses for living but are providing education to their children.”

02 Jan 2019 description
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F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the government about the funds spent on the development and reconstruction work in the 2005 earthquake-hit areas of the country.

The court also sought 11-year performance of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) and directed its chairman, Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat to apear in person on next date of hearing.

31 Dec 2018 description


  • A total of 24,161 people are newly displaced due to conflict in November this year, bringing the total number of conflict driven internally displaced persons (IDPs) to 306,161 people in 2018

  • In the first 11 months of 2018, a total of 752,325 people returned from Iran and Pakistan

30 Dec 2018 description

Executive Summary

For the 2017-2018 winter, as in previous years, UNHCR provided winterization assistance to vulnerable households in Afghanistan, with a focus on recent returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and members of host communities. The goal of this post-distribution monitoring study is to assess whether UNHCR’s winterization programme successfully mitigated the protection risks faced by vulnerable households, and whether the programme achieved these goals as effectively and efficiently as possible.

28 Dec 2018 description
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Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

28 Dec 2018 description

*14,017 Afghan registered refugees (PoR cardholders) repatriated to Afghanistan from 1 March – 30 November 2018.

*23,550 Afghan refugee births registered from 1 January – 30 November 2018.

83,364 IDP individuals (13,894 families) returned to their areas of origin in Pakistan since 1 January 2018.

Working with Partners

28 Dec 2018 description
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Billy Briggs

We look at some of the catastrophes and outrages that caused millions of children to have their education disrupted this year.

One in four of the world’s school-age children - over 500 million - lives in countries affected by humanitarian crises such as conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

26 Dec 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

Food cluster reached 104,500 drought-affected people in eight provinces with 720 metric tons (mt) of food and US$180,000 in cash transfers.

Based on initial reports, 4,100 people were displaced in the past week.

A total of 332,900 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

24 Dec 2018 description

The start of the 2018/19 wet season is erratic despite above-average precipitation

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