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18 Mar 2015 description

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.

13 Mar 2015 description

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.

11 Mar 2015 description

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).

10 Mar 2015 description

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.

06 Mar 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

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

06 Mar 2015 description

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.

02 Mar 2015 description

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.”

20 Feb 2015 description


Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment

Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery

Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding

Disaster Risk Reduction

The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)

05 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS (November—December 2014)

7 Recorded Incidents
6 Assessed Incidents
149 Affected Families
888 Affected Individuals
5 Provinces Affected

Overview of the Programme

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS (September—October 2014)

8 Recorded Incidents

5 Assessed Incidents

118 Affected Families

822 Affected Individuals

Overview of the Programme

26 Nov 2014 description
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2015 Strategic Response Plan
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Executive Summary (English)
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Executive Summary (Dari)
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Executive Summary (Pashto)


A humanitarian response to the life saving needs of 3.8 million people

23 Nov 2014 description

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.

14 Nov 2014 description
report Chatham House

Executive Summary and Recommendations