- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 33 | 1-31 Oct 2014
- OCHA 2014 Strategic Response Plan: Mid-Year Review (January to June 2014)
- Afghanistan beyond 2014: Aid and the Transformation Decade
Appeals & Funding
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.
In light of the mass exodus of civilians from North Waziristan Agency (NWA), the authorities have extended the 'evacuation corridor' for an additional two days (23 June & 24 June) allowing civilians to leave the conflict areas. The Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) numbers as of 23 June is over 423 666 people (source: FDMA). According to OCHA reports, the Ministry of State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) expect 500 000 to be displaced from NWA.
• The conflict in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA.) continues to displace very large numbers of people into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Military action launched last week in North Waziristan has resulted in the displacement of civilians seeking shelter in adjoining districts.
Reports indicate that some 7 000 displaced people have fled to the neighbouring Bannu district and other nearby areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP). A relief camp has been established at Baka Khel (KP).
It is also reported that some people have moved into neighbouring Afghanistan.
• The humanitarian impact of the floods and landslides that have been affecting northern Afghanistan since late April continues to rise. According to OCHA, as of 10 May more than 120 000 people were affected in 88 districts in 16 provinces. 675 people have been killed, 503 of which in the single landslide in Argo district,
• Jawzjan, Faryab, Sari Pul and Balkh are the four most affected provinces, with about 75% of all the flood affected people.
Argo district - LANDSLIDE
• On 2 May at around 11.00 a.m. local time in Afghanistan, a landslide occurred in the Nowbad area of Abi-Barik village. The village is located in the Argo district of the eastern province of Badakhshan.
Recommendation and Analysis:
Due to the recent heavy rains on 14 to 17 March 2014, some of the KIS have been affected by flood or heavy rains that majority of the KIS population have lost their shelter, NFI and Food items. The information has been triangulated with all stockholders like ANDMA, DoRR, Kabul Municipality, UNOCHA and NRC as soon as received. The ERM team conducted the assessment for the mentioned above settlements on 16-18-19-23 and 24 March 2014.
The emergency needs of a million people internally displaced due to the conflict in the northwest of Pakistan and in the regions neighbouring Afghanistan, as well as those of millions affected by four successive years of floods, must continue to be addressed.
The government-facilitated return process for the internally displaced people must be voluntary, safe and dignified.
Severe winter conditions continue to claim lives in Afghanistan. According to reports the severe weather and heavy snow has affected vulnerable families, including IDPs, in 7 provinces of the country. 63 people were killed so far, 12 are injured. 1500 sheep were killed. Due to lack of animal fodder, 100,000 more livestock are in danger of dying.
Heavy snowfall and low temperatures continue to affect northern Afghanistan. Local media report 10 people killed by the severe weather on 4 February in Darz Aab and Qush Tepa districts of Jawzjan province.