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Afghanistan 2014 Strategic Response Plan: Mid-Year Review (January to June 2014)

OVERVIEW

Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives

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South Asia to get new drought monitoring tool

Report
AlertNet

The tool, which will incorporate satellite photos, meteorological data, details of ground moisture measurements and crop-yield data, should be available for use by next April.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Humanitarian Assistance Programme Cumulative Report May - June 2014

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

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Amos: UN seeks cooperation with Iran in information sharing on crisis management

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.

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Bridges Needed in Flood-Prone Afghan Province

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.

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Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 30 | 01 - 31 July 2014

According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013, approximately one in 10 Afghan children under the age of five is acutely malnourished; one in 25 is severely malnourished and at risk of death if not treated; and 2.2 million children, from an under-five population of 4.8 million, are stunted.

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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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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