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Afghanistan + 1 other
Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 29 | 01 - 30 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• 13,000 families flee from North Waziristan Agency to Afghanistan.

• Shelter cluster identified 7,856 Category A caseloads (shelter needs) for flood affected families in Northern Afghanistan.

• Civilian casualties and displacement in northern Helmand

13,000 families flee from North Waziristan Agency to Afghanistan

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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IDMC Annual report 2014

From the director

I had the pleasure of joining the IDMC team in 2013, taking the helm from Kate Halff, who after four years of the excellent work and dedicated service, left the organisation in May.

2013 was another year of turmoil for many. Conflicts and disasters worldwide forced millions of people to flee their homes, leaving many stuck in limbo within the borders of their own country.

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World + 15 others
Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, May 2014 - Issue 10

Highlights

  • Food price inflation in the region continued to ease in April, rising at a pace of 3.2 percent compared to 4.5 percent in March as price rises slowed in China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

  • General inflation in the region fell to 5.1 percent, the fifth straight month inflation eased as moderate rises in food prices helped curb general inflation.

  • FAO is predicting global cereal production will plunge by 2.4 percent in 2014 from the record output in 2013 mainly because of decreases in wheat and coarse grains output.

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Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 28 | 01 – 31 May 2014

Heavy rains over the past six weeks in the north have triggered flash floods in 27 provinces in 132 districts, killing 175 people, affecting over 140,000 people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 11 others
UN-SPIDER May 2014 Updates

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- New brochure on UN-SPIDER available
- UN-SPIDER speaks at International Peace Institute Seminar
- UNOOSA co-chairs 14th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting in New York
- UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance
- Floods in Balkan: UN-SPIDER compiles list with satellite resources
- UN-SPIDER publishes article in Geospatial World magazine
- 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

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19 development projects handed-over in Herat

Recently, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development completed and handed-over 19 utility projects in various villages of Pashtoon Zarghon district, Herat province.

These projects include: repairing of road, construction of culverts, retaining walls and reconstruction of schools. The projects have been completed at a budget of more than AFN 19 million and 300 thousand through Stability in Key Areas (SIKA) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD).

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Concern Worldwide Annual Report & Accounts 2013

Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

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CWS Expands Appeal for Help for Afghan Food, Mudslide Survivors

APPEAL CODE: # 700-N
EXPANDED APPEAL GOAL: $550,421 (from $494,020)
PLEDGED TO DATE TOWARD GOAL: $185,000

Situation

As noted in the initial May 7 appeal, Afghanistan is experiencing severe weather affecting tens of thousands of persons. Flash floods and landslides in the country over the past weeks have affected 120,000 people across 16 provinces. An estimated 675 people have died. Many of them were swept away by floodwaters or buried under mud.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Five things you need to know

As the UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Kyung-wha Kang, undertakes her first mission to Pakistan this week, here are five facts about the humanitarian situation in the country, where insecurity, natural disasters and displacement continue to affect millions of people.

Read the full story on OCHA

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Afghanistan + 1 other
BMZ provides one million euros in support of victims of Afghanistan landslide

06.05.2014

Berlin – Just a few days after the devastating landslide in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, which borders on Tajikistan, the Federal Ministry for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment (BMZ) is making available one million euros for reconstruction and disaster preparedness in the region.

Minister Müller said, "The families concerned have virtually lost everything in this terrible disaster. They need help as a matter of urgency. We will support reconstruction through this funding, which we are making available at short notice."

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UN deputy humanitarian chief calls for continued humanitarian support for vulnerable communities in Afghanistan

(Kabul/ New York, 6 May 2014): UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Kyung-wha Kang concluded her visit to Afghanistan today calling for continued support for vulnerable communities affected by conflict and natural disasters.

As the country undergoes a major security, political and economic transition, any significant reduction in international aid could have a devastating impact on people’s lives, warned Ms. Kang.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghan plea for help on DRR

By Brigitte Leoni

BANGKOK, 6 May 2014 - The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) today made an urgent appeal for greater support to disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts in the disaster-prone country following the large loss of life from mudslides in Badahkshan province at the weekend.

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IOM Plans Future Aid for Northern Afghanistan Landslide, Flood Victims

All hope of finding survivors amid the metres-deep mud that covers the village of Abi Barik in northeast Afghanistan has been extinguished, and the site declared a mass grave for the thousands who perished.

While IOM is still mounting a major relief effort in the Argo district of Badakhshan province, trucking in kits containing blankets, solar lamps, cooking utensils, stoves, soap, and other relief items, planning has already begun for the recovery phase of the operation.

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In visit to landslide area, UN officials flag need for preventive measures for natural disasters

5 May 2014 - Following a visit today to the location of a deadly landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan late last week, two senior United Nations humanitarian highlighted the longer-term needs of people displaced by natural disasters in the country as well as the need for long-term preventive measures.

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UN-SPIDER April 2014 Updates

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Mongolia
- UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully organise ASEAN workshop
- El Salvador: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission
- Chile Earthquake: UN-SPIDER compiles data
- UN-SPIDER participates in ISDR Asia Platform
- UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters
- UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan