- Food Security & Agriculture Cluster Monthly Bulletin (July 2016)
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 53, 1–30 June 2016
- WFP Afghanistan Country Brief, June 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan 2016 HRP: Mid Year Review of Financing, Achievements and Response Challenges (Jan-Jun 2016)
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities
CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive
NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters
India funding terrorists in Balochistan
Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism
NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism
Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks
Kabul, 19 August 2016 – At the start of a three-day visit to Afghanistan, high-level officials from the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation today commemorated World Humanitarian Day in Kabul urging increased international partnerships to address the root causes of humanitarian needs, reduce communities’ vulnerability to disasters and raise awareness of Afghanistan’s protracted humanitarian crisis.
WFP Afghanistan is closely following the internally displaced persons (IDPs) situation in the country. WFP is ready to provide immediate food assistance to any emergencies in coordination with the Government and other humanitarian agencies.
The latest Pre-Harvest Assessment results predict similar or higher levels of national wheat production this year, compared to 2015 levels.
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
Islamabad (ICRC) – Handling dead bodies with respect and dignity in emergencies is the theme of a five-day course currently being run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Islamabad, Pakistan. The course has attracted emergency responders from Afghanistan, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam who will benefit from national expertise.
“This is SO much farther than the extra mile,” laughed Danielle, a Medair relief worker in Afghanistan. Out the window of her truck, she saw steep orange-brown hills rising up on either side. This was day two of a field trip with Medair to reach remote communities in the Central Highlands, and what a journey is was – through thick mud, deep snow, and treacherous roads.
Message from the Director
Humanitarian access remains a significant challenge countrywide
Natural disasters affect fewer people in 2016 than in 2015
Donors contribute 29 percent of funding requested in 2016 HRP
Security conditions across Afghanistan have deteriorated in recent months, increasing the number of people displaced within the country and further constraining already limited access to crisis-affected populations.
- More monsoon rains expected across country
- PDMA issues alert as Met forecast heavy rains
- Advisor monitors dengue surveillance teams; Reviews patients’ treatment
- PM directs to use all available resources for relief activities in flood-hit areas of Chitral
- Disaster prevention rehabilitation staff ready for work
- Many undocumented Afghan refugees behind kidnappings, terrorism: Imran
- War against terrorism: Pakistan urges Kabul to exploit Zarb-e-Azb gains
- US welcomes Gen Sharif's statement; acknowledges …
- PDMA directs Chitral administration to utilise Rs.15 million funds
- Collateral damage: Roads blocked in Shangla
- Monsoon rains reducing water crisis in parched Tharparkar
- Karachi struggles with power outages, waterlogged roads after heavy rain
- Global terrorism during 2016
- Pakistan's operation against terrorism has been successful: John McCain
- Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations: Nafees Zakariya
- Combined efforts needed to counter terrorism in South …
HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT
Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
-Govt refuses to give Rs 7bn for flood warning system upgrade WASA prepared to face monsoon challenge
-Conference highlights government’s apathy towards Thar
-There's no adequate preparation against rains: official
-NDMA launches campaign to minimise losses during floods, says Asghar Nawaz
-Pakistan neither isolated nor desperate for talks with India
-Keep safe: Security tightened ahead of Youmi-Ali
-Thousands make a statement against terrorism at Amjad Sabri’s funeral
-Army ready to confront terrorism, extremism, cleanse Pakistan of menaces: COAS
- NDMA attains capacity to support 300,000 disaster prone people.
- May 2016: Recorded as hottest May in modern history.
- Climate change melting 5,000 glaciers rapidly, drastic impact expected.
- Ahsan urges for installation of modern flood warning system.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan agree for effective border management mechanism to counter terrorism.
- New computer algorithm can help predict next terror attack.
- Additional Pakistan army units are ready to join UN missions.
Kabul – In the first half of 2016, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed US$19 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan to support both the WFP-led United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), and WFP food assistance to vulnerable people.
US$ 14 million goes to supporting WFP’s food assistance activities to people affected by conflict and natural disaster in Afghanistan. The remaining US$ 5 million goes to enhancing UNHAS aviation support to some 160 humanitarian organizations, serving over 25 destinations.
Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. It is also home to a number of long-running conflicts that exact a human toll. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) places women and girls at the center of humanitarian response. Every year the number and frequency of disasters (whether natural or conflict-related) is increasing, with millions of people displaced from their homes.
In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), the WHS secretariat commissioned Ipsos to conduct community consultations with crisis-affected communities in multiple focus countries. The countries chosen for the consultations were Afghanistan, Guinea, South Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine, representing a diverse range of geographic regions, humanitarian contexts, and actors.