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29 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A paved road has changed the lives of many village communities west of Herat City since its construction in 2010.

  • The road, built under the National Emergency Rural Access Project, has helped save lives, time, and agricultural produce, and benefited people living and working along the road.

  • The project, supported by the World Bank and Afghanistan Rehabilitation Trust Fund, aims to improve access of rural communities to basic services and facilities through all-weather roads.

27 Jan 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan – On January 20, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan.

Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government. US-Canadian funds committed to the Canadian nutrition initiative total $18 million.

27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

27 Jan 2015 description

by Artyom Harutyunyan [ FSD ]

Since September 2010, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) has carried out survey-and-clearance operations in the isolated Darwaz region of northern Afghanistan, where explosive-ordnance caches and unexploded ordnance and mine contamination remain a serious concern.

26 Jan 2015 description

Through compilation of 14 infrastructure and capacity building projects, 2355 families around 16484 beneficiaries 9126 male, 7358 females and 188 persons with disabilities accessed to collective purpose facilities in Samangan. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan spent a total budget 8673456 Afghani, with ten percent contribution from the community people, through Northern Rural Project.

26 Jan 2015 description

More than three decades of war continue to hamper the school system.

Hundreds of residents of Nangarhar, Khost and Kandahar provinces had a chance to put tough questions to experts and officials in a series of IWPR-organised debates about the effects of conflict on education in Afghanistan.

At a debate held at a girls' school in the Araban neighbourhood of Jalalabad, the administrative centre of the eastern Nangarhar province, participants emphasised that girls had been particularly disadvantaged.

26 Jan 2015 description

RAWALPINDI: In keeping with the government’s National Action Plan to counter terrorism and extremism, the Special Branch has been asked to conduct search operations in areas populated by Afghan refugees and those displaced from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to verify the immigration status of all Afghans and tribesmen who reside in each district of North Punjab.

26 Jan 2015 description

This infographic is a representation of the Rapid Assessment Form (RAF) reports approved, closed and cancelled per districts in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The map highlights the districts where high percentage of reports submitted have been cancelled.
The charts provide information on the total number of reports submitted and the percentage of approved, closed and cancelled by districts and the total number of individuals and families affected.

26 Jan 2015 description

This infographic is a representation of the Rapid Assessment Form (RAF) reports approved, closed and cancelled per districts in the year 2014.

The map highlights the districts where high percentage of reports submitted have been cancelled.
The charts provide information on the total number of reports submitted and the percentage of approved, closed and cancelled by districts and the total number of individuals and families affected.

26 Jan 2015 description

by Abdullah Ahmadi - Programmes Director of Cooperation Center for Afghanistan (CCA)

Abdullah shares his thoughts regarding his recent week at the London Conference on Afghanistan

1.You have been involved in human rights for many years. What types of human rights violations have you dealt with, and what do you think of the current human rights situation in Afghanistan?

24 Jan 2015 description

Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

24 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Afghanistan HCT—comprising UN, international organization, and nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives—releases Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for 2015

  • USAID supports winter preparedness and response activities

  • USAID/FFP provides 26,100 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Jan 2015 description

Ministers of Health from around the world will convene next week at WHO’s Executive Board meeting, to set global public health policies. Among other topics, representatives are expected to review the current polio epidemiology and global preparedness plans for the phased removal of oral polio vaccines. A report has been prepared, to facilitate discussions, available here.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict-induced displacement in Kunar

  • Shelter response 83 % completed

  • Humanitarian access in Helmand

In this issue

Scores displaced in Kunar P.1
Humanitarians respond to winter P.2
Mission to Daykundi P.3
Humanitarian access P.5

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

22 Jan 2015 description

SARVESTAN, Islamic Republic of Iran, January 21 (UNHCR) – Kobra Roosta is up at dawn each day, helping her husband take their goats out to graze. She also cleans the house and prepares the family meals. Her afternoons are spent looking after her two small boys.

Kobra is Iranian and lives in a village near Sarvestan Refugee Settlement, which provides shelter to about 10,000 Afghanis and lies about an hour's drive away from Shiraz in the Islamic Republic of Iran's Fars province.

22 Jan 2015 description

Introduction

Natascha Zupan and Sylvia Servaes

“Unless Colombian NGOs successfully convey their multidimensional understanding of peace to the international development community, the paradoxical situation could quickly arise in which overseas funding for their work is ultimately linked to the perpetuation of the armed conflict, not to the attainment of a lasting peace.”