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19 Nov 2018 description

PUL-E-KHUMRI - Close collaboration at the community level is crucial to protect and promote the fundamental rights and freedoms of women, said participants at a UN-backed symposium in the northeastern province of Baghlan.

During the event, led by Governor Abdul Hai Nemati, participants discussed improving community coordination to protect the rights of women and using national and international legal instruments to guide all efforts in fighting gender-based violence.

18 Nov 2018 description

During last week (11 – 17 November 2018), 137 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan (113 from Pakistan, 24 from Iran and 0 from other countries)

15,232 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan in 2018, out of which 13,292 from Pakistan, 1,798 from Iran and 142 from other countries (as of 17 November 2018)

This is 73% less compared to the same period in 2017, when 57,279 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan

18 Nov 2018 description

Overview:

Drought affected almost 6.2 million rural population in Afghanistan as per the recent Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted by food security cluster Afghanistan.

Out of 6.2 million rural population, 3.9 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. FSAC is targeting 3.9 million people in 22 worst affected provinces.

16 Nov 2018 description

Emergency assistance needs are atypically high through the lean season across the country

KEY MESSAGES

15 Nov 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

15 Nov 2018 description

SUROBI - The active participation of all Afghans in local conflict-resolution is necessary for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful region, said community leaders in a UN-backed radio programme broadcast from the Surobi district of Kabul province.

Speaking during the programme, aired by Radio Surobi to audiences in and around the district, panellists urged communities to engage in non-violent conflict management and underscored the importance of tolerance and collaboration in addressing community challenges.

14 Nov 2018 description

Jin Ni

FARIDULLAH... is lying on his hospital bed for the ninth day. He is a twenty-two-year-old college student. During the Eid celebration, he helped his family to slaughter a cow and felt sick afterwards. Fever, muscle ache, sore eyes… it took awhile, but the doctors finally diagnosed him with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). This is a serious tick-borne viral disease primarily transmitted to people from ticks or through contact with infected animal blood or tissues during and immediately after slaughter.

14 Nov 2018 description

Situation overview

Heavy fighting between the Taliban, supported by local Pashtun communities, and pro-government Hazara militias broke out in Khas Uruzgan district, Uruzgan province in early November, reflecting increasing intercommunal tensions. Initially centered on the villages of Hussaini, Karez and Kondala, the fighting spread to the districts of Jaghuri and Malistan in neighbouring Ghazni province.

13 Nov 2018 description

Overall levels of organized violence remained static across the South and Southeast Asian regions while the overall levels of demonstrations significantly decreased following the previous week’s spike due to the eruption of country-wide blasphemy demonstrations in Pakistan.

13 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

700,056 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

671,065 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

28,991 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

12,475 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

385 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

4% of returnees from Iran (492 individuals) assisted

85% of returnees from Pakistan (328 individuals) assisted

13 Nov 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • A total of 288,600 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.

  • NSAG (ISK) has closed down 40-50 schools in Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province.

  • ARAZI and MoRR signed the MOU on the Transfer of State Land for the establishment of temporary settlements for IDPs displaced due to natural disasters.

Key numbers of the past week:

  • 15,000 new IDPs reported in the past week

12 Nov 2018 description

Nearly forty years of conflict have deeply affected Afghanistan. Despite efforts to stabilise the country the security situation continues to deteriorate. Whilst peace talks between the Government of Afghanistan and the main non-state armed group continue, the conflict between the different actors across the country has continued to intensify. Attacks on civilians and aid workers have increased, and 2018 is on track to be the deadliest year on record for civilians in Afghanistan.