- OCHA Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 41, 1 - 30 Jun 2015
- IDMC: New and long-term IDPs risk becoming neglected as conflict intensifies
- Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan (S/2015/336)
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- UNHCR Refugee Response in Afghanistan - Updated requirements, Jan-Dec 2015
INTRODUCTION TO THE ECHO AFGHANISTAN SHELTER GUIDELINES
These guidelines have been developed through a consultative process, involving ECHO Partners active in the Shelter sector along with the ECHO shelter coordinator. It is expected that the variety of participants allowed drawing contributions that are representative of the needs in the field and of the humanitarian community in Afghanistan.
Nine staff of the NGO People in Need (PIN) have been killed in Zare District of Balkh Province in Afghanistan by an unknown armed group in the early hours of the 2 June.
PIN has worked in Afghanistan since 2002, delivering health, education and agriculture services. PIN is also part of a consortium of INGO's working as part of the DG ECHO- funded Emergency Response Mechanism, delivering humanitarian assistance to people affected by natural disasters and conflict.
AMOUNT: EUR 54 307 000
0 . MAJOR CHANHES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
For Afghanistan, due to humanitarian needs related to the conflict and the very high number of civilian casualties, the humanitarian response in all cases takes the needs of conflict affected people into consideration. For this reason, an amount of EUR 10 115 000 had to be shifted from natural disasters specific objective to man made crises specific objective.
• In the last two months, rainfall, floods, snowfall and avalanches, affected several areas of Afghanistan, causing damage and deaths.
• Since 1 February, over 9 300 households have been affected by floods, heavy snowfall and avalanches across 24 provinces of Afghanistan. As a result, 291 people died, over 1 500 houses were totally destroyed and over 7 500 houses were damaged.
• Recent flooding in Baghlan Province has resulted in seven dead and 11 injured, with 319 houses totally or partially destroyed. In Badghis Province another 223 houses were destroyed.
• Severe and extreme weather condition with heavy snow continued affecting several districts throughout Afghanistan. In the last days, 182 districts in 20 provinces have been affected by floods, heavy snow and avalanches.
• According to government figures, the number of casualties has risen to 308 people killed, 187 people injured and 4 776 houses having been completely destroyed. Search and rescue operations as well as joint government and humanitarian assessment missions are ongoing.
It is expected that the number of fatalities may rise.
• Heavy snowfall and rainfall and consequent avalanches and flash floods, respectively, have been affecting northern and central Afghanistan since mid-January.
• As of 1 March, the number of deaths stands at 286, the majority of which (195) occurred in Panjshir, the province worst hit by avalanches. In total, approximately 1 250 houses were destroyed by the snowfall and avalanches throughout the affected areas.
• The Government of Afghanistan has declared three days national mourning and requested international assistance.
Spain - Floods
• Snow melt is causing the increase of river levels in north-eastern Spain, including Navarra, Aragon and Basque Country, with one fatality in Navarra, as of 26 February. The Spanish CP has issued alerts for river increase and floods and has activated the Copernicus EMS.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Floods
• Heavy rains and floods over the past few days affected in particular northern Dominican Republic. A Red alert is maintained in the provinces of Espaillat, Puerto Plata and Maria Trinidad Sanchez.
• As a result of the floods, one person has been killed. 15 475 people have been displaced and are accommodated with host families. 3 979 houses have been damaged, and 30 communities remain isolated. A response has been provided by the National Emergency Commission.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ("Overseas Association Decision")2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
Summary: 11 October 2014, Brussels - The European Commission announced this Friday new development funding of €1.4 billion to Afghanistan for the period 2014-2020. The funds will focus on vital sectors for growth and social stability, such as rural development and agriculture, health, and strengthening democracy in the country.
AMOUNT: EUR 31 500 000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Severe flooding and landslides in the first half of 2014 seriously affected over 150 000 people. An estimated 8 850 homes were totally destroyed and 8 345 badly damaged. Significant impact on harvests and rural livelihoods is expected.
Over three decades of conflict in Afghanistan have led to insecurity and displacement, and conflict in neighbouring Pakistan has pushed thousands of families and individuals to seek refuge on the Afghan side of the border.
Food, water, shelter, access to health and protection to newly displaced Pakistani refugees are needed. Emergency healthcare in general and trauma care in particular are essential.
The resilience of Afghans to recurrent natural hazards must be strengthened.
Conflict in the northwest of Pakistan has led to the displacement and emergency needs of over one million people.
Pakistan is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, with multiple disasters every year impacting on livelihood and nutritional security. In the Sindh province high levels of malnutrition coupled with limited access to water, sanitation, and medical services, has compromised the health and coping capacities of the most vulnerable communities.
Summary: 13 August 2014, Brussels - EU steps up humanitarian aid to victims of displacement and floods in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The European Commission has released additional funding of €3 million for Afghanistan to help people affected by flooding and those seeking refuge from military operations in Pakistan, bringing our overall humanitarian aid for these two countries in 2014 to €76.5 million.
In addition, €5 million has been allocated for Pakistan for people displaced by the military operation against non-state actors in North Waziristan.
The Syrian conflict has resulted in the world's largest humanitarian and security disaster. Humanitarian needs and displacement continue to increase. An entire generation of children has been exposed to war, violence and death, and has been deprived of basic freedoms, protection and education.
• The conflict in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (F.A.T.A.) continues to displace very large numbers of people into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as in Khost and Paktika in neighbouring Afghanistan.
The number of IDPs is increasing on a daily basis following the registration undertaken by FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and UNHCR. The cumulative figure as of 7 July stands at 787 888 individuals, with over 73% of the total displaced populations being women and children.