- 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
Executive Summary and Recommendations
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, 4 November 2014 (IRIN) - In northern Afghanistan, the residents don't often use the phrase - most don't even know it. But as they describe how increasingly extreme weather patterns are making their lives harder every year, they map out many of the symptoms of climate change. As a new UN report warns that "irreversible" climate change is affecting more people than ever, these Afghans are on the front line.
IOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) was borne out of the need to provide emergency and recovery assistance to natural disaster-affected and displaced communities country-wide, with its major aim being to save lives and prevent further displacement. Humanitarian needs are addressed through the distribution of Non Food Item (NFI) kits and Emergency Shelter kits (ES), prepositioned in 24 locations throughout the country for rapid distribution.
Chronic conflict, earthquakes, and recurrent seasonal storms, floods, and droughts, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the South Asia region. 2 In addition to staff in Washington, D.C., USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional office for South Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the USAID/OFDA regional team for South Asia is based. USAID/OFDA also has a humanitarian advisor in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Chronic conflicts, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Sixty-ninth General Assembly
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)
Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.
Canada providing support to projects underway by World Vision Canada and the Canadian Red Cross
September 23, 2014 – Pickering, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
South Asia is set to get a new drought monitoring tool next year, which policymakers hope will help a region increasingly buffeted by extreme weather. The tool, which will incorporate satellite photos of vegetation and forests, meteorological data, details of ground moisture measurements and crop-yield data, should be available for use by next April, the experts developing it said.
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HIGHLIGHTS from May – June 2014
- 83 Recorded Incidents
- 46 Assessed Incidents
- 5,502 Affected Families
- 43,033 Affected Individuals
- 2,079 Families Assisted
- 20,257 Individuals Assisted
- 5,081 NFIs Distributed
- 19 Provinces Assisted
Natural Disaster Affected and Displaced Families from 1 January to 30 June 2014
Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA – The UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Sunday announced that the UN favors cooperation with Iran in sharing information on crisis management as the country ranks sixth worldwide in term of being prone to natural disasters.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with IRNA, Amos said there is a lot of experience available to Iran that are important to share.
Locals say torrential floods pose threat to their lives as well as harming the local economy.
By Ahmad Shah - Afghanistan
ARR Issue 495
Residents of Khost province in southeast Afghanistan say a major public works programme is needed to help bridge ravines and protect locals from the effects of seasonal flooding.
The mountainous landscape is criss-crossed by deep canyons that are impassible after heavy rainfall, with numerous fatalities reported each year in flooding.
500,000 children under five years severely malnourished.
64% of displaced families in Khost have received assistance.
Afghanistan's grain harvest set to be above average for 3rd year.
Only 2.5% of children with acute malnutrition get treatment says National Health Survey
• 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
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.
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.
Heavy rains over the past six weeks in northern Afghanistan have triggered flash floods affecting over 140,000 people.
New flash flood in Guzargah-e-nur r district in Baghlan province.
Shelter cluster identified over 8,000 houses totally destroyed, $2.4 million ERF funding is being made available for shelter reconstruction
ERF monitored a project supporting 2013 drought affected communities in remote northern district of Sang-e-Takht in Ghor