- OCHA: Extreme Weather Regional Overview (as of 24 March 2015)
- Listening to women and girls displaced to urban Afghanistan
- The A to Z Guide to Assistance in Afghanistan 2015
Appeals & Funding
This bulletin is being issued for information and it reflects the current situation based on information currently available. Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other partners has delivered the most essential assistance to the beneficiaries. At this stage, external donor support is not envisaged.
Years of deforestation have left communities like Shaidan village in Kyrgyzstan’s southwestern Jalal-Abad province suffering from environmental degradation and limited agriculture. Thousands of hectares of thicket that had once protected communities from natural disasters such as landslides have shrunk alarmingly due to uncontrolled felling of trees for heating and construction.
The Japanese Government approved a major package of funding totalling 9 million US dollars to support UNESCO’s action in crisis and transition situations in the Middle East as well as flood risk management in Pakistan.
Three projects have been approved to benefit Iraq, responding to the gaps in secondary schooling for girls of IDP communities (USD 2 million), expanding secondary education for Syrian refugees in Iraq (USD 1 million), and addressing the need for preventive conservation of Iraq’s museum collections and cultural heritage sites at imminent risk (USD 1.5 million).
Author: Ikramuddin Bahram
Date: 10 March 2015
Afghanistan - IOM, the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement to implement a project aimed at reducing risks in disaster-prone communities and strengthening the capacity of ANDMA to respond when natural disasters strike.
The 36-month, USD 9.9 million project will build upon IOM’s ongoing efforts to reduce the risks posed by natural disasters in Afghanistan, focusing on selected communities in Herat, Faryab, Balkh, Jawzjan, Sari Pul, Baghlan, Takhar, Bamyan, Helmand and Kabul provinces.
River flooding will affect more people and cause significantly more damage by 2030, as climate change and socioeconomic development accelerate. In South Asia alone, an estimated 15 million will be affected, say experts
Tianyi Luo, Andrew Maddocks, Charles Iceland, Philip Ward and Hessel Winsemius - March
This blog was co-written with Hessel Winsemius and Philip Ward. Hessel is a researcher at Deltares. Philip is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam.
Last September, Hamberton Nongtdu woke to a loudspeaker at a nearby mosque blaring a warning: Floods were coming.
Publish Date: Feb 28, 2015
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
Dear countrymen and women, sisters and brothers,
Asalam u Alaikum
Today, I would like to begin by narrating a Hadith from the Great Prophet, where he said, “when it comes to passion, sympathy and kindness to one another, all Muslims act as single body, which if one part is in pain, the others cannot be in rest either.”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment
Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery
Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding
Disaster Risk Reduction
The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)
HIGHLIGHTS (November—December 2014)
7 Recorded Incidents
6 Assessed Incidents
149 Affected Families
888 Affected Individuals
5 Provinces Affected
Overview of the Programme
South Asia is one of the most disaster-prone and conflict-affected regions in the world, with Afghanistan and India belonging to the top ten countries with the highest number of reported natural disasters in a year1. The most common disasters in the region are floods, drought, landslides, avalanches and earthquakes.
HIGHLIGHTS (September—October 2014)
8 Recorded Incidents
5 Assessed Incidents
118 Affected Families
822 Affected Individuals
Overview of the Programme
With a cost of AFN three million and 78 thousand one retaining wall project of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development was recently completed in Samangan province.
This project includes 83-m long retaining wall that has been completed in Taht-e-Haqan village of Aibak the capital city of Samangan province. Approximately, 430 families have benefited from this development project.