- UNOCHA: Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 38 | 01 - 31 March 2015
- UNAMA: The Stolen Lands of Afghanistan and its People: The State Land Distribution System
- The A to Z Guide to Assistance in Afghanistan 2015
Appeals & Funding
KABUL – The Government of France has announced a contribution of €400,000 (US$ 424,000) to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist with emergency response in Afghanistan in 2015. The announcement was formalised at a signing ceremony today at the French Embassy in Kabul attended by high-level representatives from the Government of France and WFP.
The new contribution from France will enable WFP to transport and distribute locally-procured food items to assist approximately 45,000 people who may be affected by natural or man-made disasters.
In 2014, the country faced significant challenges but also took steps towards new opportunities and hope. UNDP stood by Pakistan as it weathered a prolonged political crisis, relentless terrorist violence culminating in the barbaric Army Public School attack in Peshawar and the launch of a military operation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) which led to the displacement of 96,434 families. We also confronted natural disasters including floods in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa.
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)