- UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2015: Afghanistan, January 2015
- UNHCR Global Appeal 2015 Update - Afghanistan, December 2014
- OCHA: Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 35, 01 - 31 Dec 2014
Appeals & Funding
This summary document provides information about Office of Inspector General (OIG) oversight activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan since fiscal year 2003.
OIG has strengthened its focus in Pakistan since the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) reopened its mission in 2002 and since that year has been providing oversight of USAID activities in Afghanistan as well. OIG covers a wide spectrum of USAID programs in the two countries, covering such areas as relief and stabilization, reconstruction, sustainable development, education, and health care.
MAPA Celebrates International Mine Action Day
International Mine Action day is marked globally on April 4th. This year MAPA celebrated with a series of events leading up to the day. On 3rd April an Open Day was hosted by implementing partner OMAR. UN special representative of the Secretary General in Afghanistan joined the ambassadors of the USA and Canada in giving speeches and committing to support Mine Action.
- It is impossible to discuss the economy of Afghanistan without giving equal considering to the perilous security and political situation that overshadows all activity in the country. A protracted presidential electoral process culminated in the inauguration of President Karzai on December 19, 2009. The parliament has rejected many of the President's cabinet nominees, leaving 11 posts still vacant at the time of this writing.
Afghanistan International Marble Conference Connects Producers and Investors: From April 12-16, USAID and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) hosted the second Afghanistan International Marble Conference in Hirat. The fair brought together more than 300 sector stakeholders to highlight the country's wealth of marble, address industry challenges, and learn about new techniques and equipment.
ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
Feature News Release
By Lt. Col.
Polio outbreak in Tajikistan: Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has been detected in Tajikistan, representing the first importation of poliovirus in the WHO European Region since it was certified polio-free in 2002. The virus is most closely related to viruses originating in Uttar Pradesh, India. 199 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) have been reported, the majority of these having had onset of paralysis in April. To date, WPV1 had been isolated in 32 of these cases.
Japan's Assistance to Afghanistan : Achievements and Major Outputs
- Political Support
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Developing Countries Respond to Climate Change
For two decades, a fierce battle raged in the media and public square pitting environmentalists against industry leaders as the world struggled to understand and react to the changing climate.
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In 2003 the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service was created within DPKO to promote rule of law work, addressing both judicial and penal systems, in UN peace missions.
This Update introduces the work of this Service and of Justice Components working in peace missions around the world.
Special Report by Sean McFate
Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) processes should be interrelated and mutually reinforcing. As DDR and SSR share the same objective--consolidation of the state's monopoly of force to uphold the rule of law--they succeed or fail together and should be planned, resourced, implemented, and evaluated in a coordinated manner.
29 April 2010: CERF allocates close to $1 million to the humanitarian agencies in Kyrgyzstan to help people in the wake of recent civil unrest.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will receive $405,000 to provide fertilizer for 8,000 vulnerable households in response to the acute shortages of fertilizers in the market. Some $250,000 will go to the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide essential medical supplies for up to 500 casualties of civil unrest in the country.
The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries believes there is a global trend toward the increased privatization of war and security. So much so that in some conflict zones, private contractors, which include military and security companies outnumber conventional forces and often have sophisticated weaponry and logistical support.
The Working Group, a team of five independent experts, was created in 2005 and has been monitoring the impact on human rights of the activities of mercenaries and private military and security companies and their lack of accountability.
By Samoon Miakhail
SURKH ROD, Afghanistan - NATO troops raided the home of a prominent Afghan lawmaker, killing a relative, police and the MP said Thursday, as the French military admitted accidentally killing civilians.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed an overnight operation in eastern Nangarhar province's Surkh Rod district and said troops killed an "individual" because he was carrying a gun.
The soldiers were "pursuing a Taliban facilitator" in the area, ISAF said in a statement, without mentioning the MP.
BOB MCMULLAN MP
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
KABUL, Afghanistan (April 29) - ISAF bomb disposal experts from the Joint Force Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Taskforce have cleared the road to the market town of Shahzad in southwest Helmand. The road was littered with improvised explosive devices and surrounded by insurgent positions, and was previously impassable for the local population in an area controlled by the Taliban until Operation Moshtarak.
The task took five weeks to complete, with the team painstakingly clearing improvised explosive devices from five and a half kilometres of ground.
DUSHANBE, 29 April 2010 - An OSCE-supported project to assist Tajikistan in clearing landmines along the border with Afghanistan was launched in the southern town of Panj today, with a graduation ceremony for Tajik officers who completed a demining course.
The project provides an integrated system of mine clearance machines and personnel trained in manual mine clearance. It is supported by the OSCE, the United States Office of Defense Co-operation and the Tajik authorities, who have partnered since 2009 to map, mark and clear the minefields along the Tajik-Afghan border.
Un récent rapport du Haut commissariat de l'ONU aux droits de l'homme montre que deux tiers des Afghans vivent dans une pauvreté extrême. Seuls 23% des habitants ont accès à l'eau potable et seuls 24% de la population âgée de plus de 15 ans sait lire et écrire, précise le même document.
29 Apr 2010 14:18:30 GMT
By Robert Birsel
April 29 (Reuters) - The prime ministers of nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India held their first meeting in nine months on Thursday in Bhutan and asked their officials to take steps as soon as possible to normalise relations.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh's meeting signalled some improvement in relations between the two rivals.