Over the course of 2016, the conflict in Syria escalated significantly, with devastating consequences for the population caught up in the midst of what has become a protracted civil war. Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) has conducted outreach activities in northern Syria in 2016 with over 2,000 men, women and children that sustained injury and impairment as hostilities intensified. Almost 60 per cent of these were wounded in airstrikes, with over half of these incidents occurring in a four-month period between July and October.
When do you wash your hands in your daily life? While the answer may vary from person to person, in Japan we usually teach our children to wash their hands before a meal, after using the toilet and when they return home.
Today over 2 million Afghan refugees live in Pakistan. Since last July, the government of Pakistan has toughened its policy to repatriate Afghan refugees. As a result, 630,000 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan last year. Additional 500,000 refugees are estimated to join them in March following the winter pause. To prepare for emergency relief, AAR Japan conducted a preliminary assessment to examine the living conditions of these Afghan returnees who are stranded in in Nangarhar Province, which makes an entry point along the eastern border.
1 December 2016