- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 36 | 01 - 31 January 2015
- Country Programme Action Plan between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UNFPA 2015-2019
- Afghanistan Annual Report 2014: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
Appeals & Funding
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.
Executive Summary and Recommendations
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, 4 November 2014 (IRIN) - In northern Afghanistan, the residents don't often use the phrase - most don't even know it. But as they describe how increasingly extreme weather patterns are making their lives harder every year, they map out many of the symptoms of climate change. As a new UN report warns that "irreversible" climate change is affecting more people than ever, these Afghans are on the front line.
IOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) was borne out of the need to provide emergency and recovery assistance to natural disaster-affected and displaced communities country-wide, with its major aim being to save lives and prevent further displacement. Humanitarian needs are addressed through the distribution of Non Food Item (NFI) kits and Emergency Shelter kits (ES), prepositioned in 24 locations throughout the country for rapid distribution.
Chronic conflict, earthquakes, and recurrent seasonal storms, floods, and droughts, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the South Asia region. 2 In addition to staff in Washington, D.C., USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional office for South Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the USAID/OFDA regional team for South Asia is based. USAID/OFDA also has a humanitarian advisor in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Chronic conflicts, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Sixty-ninth General Assembly
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)
Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.
Canada providing support to projects underway by World Vision Canada and the Canadian Red Cross
September 23, 2014 – Pickering, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
South Asia is set to get a new drought monitoring tool next year, which policymakers hope will help a region increasingly buffeted by extreme weather. The tool, which will incorporate satellite photos of vegetation and forests, meteorological data, details of ground moisture measurements and crop-yield data, should be available for use by next April, the experts developing it said.
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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