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23 Nov 2015 description

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The Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a country-based financing mechanism for humanitarian organisations under the oversight of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). It is used to provide anticipated and timely funding towards jointly prioritised needs and critical gaps in the humanitarian response in Afghanistan.

03 Nov 2015 description

The CHF Reserve Allocation mechanism is intended for rapid and flexible allocation of funds in the event of unforeseen circumstances, emergencies, or contextually relevant, systemic needs. It is at the HC’s discretion to activate the CHF Reserve, to set the application criteria and to accept project proposals.

29 Oct 2015 description
  • As of 28 October, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.8 billion which means that 54 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

  • Globally, humanitarian organizations aim to reach 82 million people across 38 countries in 2015.

19 Oct 2015 description

Main Objectives

The Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a country-based financing mechanism for humanitarian organisations under the oversight of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). It is used to provide anticipated and timely funding towards jointly prioritised needs and critical gaps in the humanitarian response in Afghanistan.

13 Oct 2015 description

Lima - Finance Ministers of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20), representing close to 700 million people threatened by climate change and spanning world regions, held their inaugural meeting on 8 October 2015 in Lima, Peru. They announced a series of actions to foster greater investment in climate resiliency and low emissions development at home and internationally.

04 Oct 2015 description

Major independent global report finds that Afghanistan continues to make only limited information available to the public and reveals that overall country budget accountability systems are deficient Kabul, Afghanistan, September 30, 2015 – Afghanistan failed to increase the amount of national budget information it provides to citizens enough to be considered sufficiently transparent, according to the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2015.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.

24 Sep 2015 description
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New IFRC Report calls for greater recognition and support for local humanitarian actors

Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. However, despite their critical role, they struggle to attract the funding and support they need.

The 2015 World Disasters Report – launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.

18 Sep 2015 description

With the first year of President Ashraf Ghani’s term more than half over, it is time to assess what progress has been made in the fight against corruption. Most minister-level positions have been filled, and most provinces have had permanent governors appointed to administer them. The President’s initial emphasis on reopening the Kabul Bank case, while promising, has delivered less than was initially expected, as many of the key offenders remain at large and little of the money stolen has been recovered.

15 Sep 2015 description


Crises in the Middle East (Syria and Iraq), disasters caused by natural hazards in Asia, and Ebola in West Africa have recently dominated the international headlines. This paper looks at the numbers behind what has happened with often less reported humanitarian needs and funding in East and Central Africa.

15 Sep 2015 description


UNMAS was created in 1997 as the focal point for mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS coordinates United Nations mine action entities to ensure a coherent and effective approach to reducing the impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW). UNMAS works with partners at field and headquarters level to ensure that humanitarian priorities are upheld and duplication of effort is avoided through effective coordination and dialogue.

03 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, 3 September 2015 (IRIN) - The United States has allocated $950 million for assisting Afghan refugees and returnees, but much of that money has been lost to corruption while those in need remain in dire conditions.

03 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

How to revitalize the agenda 15 years after UNSCR 1325

Author: Shaheen Chughtai, Deputy Head, Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam GB


Conflicts threaten devastating consequences for everyone – but women and girls face particular impacts. In general, women and girls have access to fewer resources to protect and sustain themselves, are more often the deliberate target of gender-based violence and are more often excluded from political processes essential for peace and security.

31 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government Commitment to Basic Protections, Women’s Rights Essential

16 Jun 2015 description
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At mid year, global funding of humanitarian assistance stands at $4.8 billion, or 26% of requirements - the lowest mid-year coverage in ten years. Global financial requirements for 2015 have risen by $2.4 billion since December 2014, from $16.4 billion to $18.8 billion as of early June 2015. Since December appeals have been added for the Burundi crisis, Djibouti, Guatemala, Honduras, Libya, Nepal, the Sahel regio, Vanuatu and Yemen.

The report describes inter-agency efforts to meet the needs of 78.9 million vulnerable people in 37 countries in:

14 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Jessica Donati

KABUL, June 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan is locked in a wrangle with the United Nations over control of a fund for police salaries, highlighting a quandary for aid donors keen to disengage from the country but reluctant to do so until sustainable, graft-free systems are in place.

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12 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:51 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Jessica Donati

KABUL, June 12 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's failure to set a date for postponed parliamentary elections or act on promised reforms has prompted foreign aid donors to cut short a multi-million-dollar project to fund electoral bodies, diplomats have told Reuters.

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27 May 2015 description

Given Afghanistan’s dynamic security situation and continuing uncertainty around transition of power, coupled with a growing budget deficit that is hampering the delivery of basic public health services ; the humanitarian community is expecting that 2015 will offer a continued complex and unpredictable operating environment.