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15 Jul 2018 description
  • During last week (08 July – 14 July 2018), 650 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (588 from Pakistan, 59 from Iran and 3 from other countries)
  • 9,284 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 8,504 from Pakistan, 678 from Iran and 102 from other countries (as of 14 July 2018)
  • This is 77% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 36,914 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan
15 Jul 2018 description

ABYAN, Yemen, 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent has begun the distribution of food baskets in the areas and valleys surrounding the village of Khanfar in the Yemeni Governorate of Abyan, as part of efforts to meet the immediate needs of Yemenis and improve living conditions of people in liberated areas.

"The distribution of food baskets is part of a series of relief efforts undertaken by the UAE in Yemen, under the guidance of the UAE leadership, represented by its humanitarian arm the ERC," said Khalid Ibrahim Omar, ERC coordinator in the province.

15 Jul 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Saudi-led Arab Coalition in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent announced on Saturday the successful implementation of its first trial food drop in the Northern Tuhaita province of Yemen.

The food drop, implemented by C17 planes using the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPAD) technology, delivered 13 tonnes of food and fresh water through 243 food and water packages to families in Tuhaita. They are expected to sustain 1,700 Yemenis.

15 Jul 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Displaced farmers in Kabkabiya in North Darfur complain about repeated attacks by militant herders who prevent them of cultivating their land. Two returnees were shot at their farms near Janga.

Displaced farmers who returned to the villages of Wad Tamra, Arbabuyout, Badi, and Beni Mansour in Kabkabiya locality to cultivate their land, told Radio Dabanga that a group of armed herders are wreaking havoc in the area,

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KABUL - Latest figures released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) show continuing record high casualty rates being inflicted on the Afghan civilian population by the warring parties. Covering the period 1 January to 30 June 2018, findings include the killing of more civilians in the first six months of this year – 1,692 deaths – than at any comparable time over the last ten years since records have been kept.

15 Jul 2018 description

IOM continues to respond to the humanitarian crisis in conflict-affected northeast Nigeria: 6.1 million people are targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2018, and while this represents a slight decrease from the 6.9 million people targeted in 2017, humanitarian needs remain severe amidst a volatile security situation. In June 2018, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified 1.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in six northeastern states.