- OCHA: Afghanistan Earthquake Situation Report No. 4 (as of 23 Nov 2015)
- IFRC: Earthquake Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRAF003, 5 Nov 2015
- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 45 | 01 – 31 Oct 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan: Mid-Year Review of Financing, Achievements and Response Challenges
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- UNHCR Refugee Response in Afghanistan - Updated requirements, Jan-Dec 2015
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
Map depicts the poppy production (in hectars) in Afghanistan for the years 1997-2000.
Date-Time 2002 04 12 04:00:26 UTC
Location 35.88N 69.25E
Depth 33.0 kilometers
Region HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
Reference 95 miles (150 km) N of KABUL, Afghanistan
Source USGS NEIC
Infrastructure has been mainly concentrating around Kabul where authorities were more willing to allow such activities, but mainly because access to material has been easier. However, some infrastructure work, especially repair and maintenance of access roads has been closely linked to food security projects. In the latter case, food security and infrastructure activities have had favourable affects on each other.
NGO presence in Afghanistan has been closely
related to four main factors.
- Stability and security, for example in the Western provinces, especially Herat;
- Access and close proximity to neighbouring countries, e.g. Eastern provinces close to borders with Pakistan;
- Population density, areas around major cities of Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif;
- Drought affected areas, including the Western regions, Northern areas close to Central Asia Republics and parts of the eastern and Southern provinces.
Food security and agriculture concentrate mainly in Eastern provinces between Wardak, Kabul, Jalalabad and Kunar because oflong presence of NGOs in those areas and in the West, especially around the triangle Herat-Badghis-Ghor because of political and military stability. For instance, Mazar-i-Sharif changed hands between Taliban and the Northern Alliance, but also between different factions of Northern Alliance, several times from 1994 onwards, while Herat was taken over once by the Taliban in 1995 to remain so until the US-led military operations drove them …
Health and education activities have been closely linked to the main factors of access, stability and areas around major cities, such in and around Kabul, Herat and Jalalabad.
Emergency relief has been mainly concentrating along front-lines, in areas most affected by the drought, and where large concentration of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) has been built up, both during the internal fighting and as a result of last months' US-led bombardments. Areas around Mazar-i-Sharif, Kabul, Jalalabad and Herat have received special attention and concentration, also because of their population density.