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Afghanistan - Common Humanitarian Fund Allocation Strategy - 2014 Second Round

The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for Afghanistan was established in January 2014 under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). The objectives of the Afghanistan CHF are to promote needs-based assistance in accordance with humanitarian principles, to respond to the most urgent needs, and strengthen coordination and leadership through priority clusters and the HC.

The total amount of funding available for the second round allocation to the Afghanistan CHF in 2014 is US$12.6 million. This paper outlines the Allocation Strategy for this round of funding.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 30 | 01 - 31 July 2014

According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013, approximately one in 10 Afghan children under the age of five is acutely malnourished; one in 25 is severely malnourished and at risk of death if not treated; and 2.2 million children, from an under-five population of 4.8 million, are stunted.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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ACBAR: ECHO briefing

ACBAR was created in August 1988 and has been providing the framework within which NGOs and civil society, the Afghan Government, the UN and bilateral donors can exchange information, share expertise and establish guidelines for a more coordinated, efficient and effective use of resources providing humanitarian and development assistance to the Afghan people.

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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The humanitarian situation in Yemen - Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 61

The theme of the 61st edition of Humanitarian Exchange is the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Despite a political transition process, conflict between state and non-state armed actors has exacerbated the country's long-standing humanitarian challenges and restricted access to people in need.

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The 2014 UN appeal – Different process, greater needs

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This year’s United Nation ‘appeal’ document represents the largest call for funds to date – US$12.9 billion, an increase of US$4.4 billion on last year. This was largely due to the enormous needs in Syria, where US$6.5 billion is required to meet the needs of Syrians inside the country and of refugees in neighbouring countries. There are also marked increases in requirements for the Central African Republic (CAR), and for the Philippines following typhoon Haiyan.

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ONU pide 12.900 millones de dólares para operaciones humanitarias en 2014

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UN News Service

16 de diciembre, 2013 — La ONU solicitó hoy a la comunidad internacional de donantes 12.900 millones de dólares para brindar asistencia humanitaria el año próximo a 52 millones de personas en 21 países.

Cerca de la mitad de los fondos requeridos –6.500 millones– se asignarán a ayudar a la población desplazada dentro de Siria y a los sirios que se han refugiado en los países vecinos.

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L’ONU et ses partenaires lancent des plans de réponse humanitaire pour 52 millions de personnes en 2014

(Genève, 16 décembre 2013): En 2014, les organisations humanitaires auront pour but d’atteindre 52 millions de personnes avec de l’aide, et leurs plans de réponse combinés demanderont un financement de 12.9 milliards de dollars américains.

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UN and partners launch humanitarian response plans to reach 52 million people in need in 2014 [EN/AR]

(Geneva, 16 December 2013): Humanitarian organizations will aim to reach 52 million people in the world with aid in 2014 and their combined response plans will require US$12.9 billion in funding.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Overview of Global Humanitarian Response 2014 [EN/FR/SP]

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To respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world in 2014, $12.9 billion is needed to help 52 million people. A record $6.5 billion is required for Syria operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

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CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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Donors may cut aid to Afghanistan over graft, impunity - watchdog

International donors will cut funding to Afghan projects unless action is taken to stop rampant graft from going unpunished, the independent anti-graft watchdog warned.

Reuters - AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Counterterrorism efforts bring unintended suffering: interview with Jan Egeland

The unintended consequence of limiting humanitarian work because of counterterrrorism efforts in hot spots such as Somalia and Gaza is that it brings more suffering to civilians, said Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the humanitarian NGO Norwegian Refugee Council.

“There was one case of a group who thought they could not give school feedings to kindergartens anymore because the headmaster was seen as being part of Hamas. Of course, a baby is a baby. A baby is neither left or right, or Islamist or Christian. A baby has needs, and those need to be covered.”

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Localising aid: is it worth the risk?

One of the greatest obstacles to localising aid (i.e. transferring aid to local rather than international actors) is the perception among donors that it is much riskier than non-localised aid, where the donor appears more able to manage directly the risks of funds being misspent. This report finds that this perception may be incorrect, and that non-localised aid may potentially have higher risks of programme and strategic failure. It sets out an approach for donors who wish to analyse the risks involved in localising aid.

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Non-traditional aid and gender equity: Evidence from million dollar donations

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UN University

This paper investigates the role of non-traditional aid in meeting global challenges in improving gender equality and gender-related socioeconomic needs in the twenty-first century. We define non-traditional aid as private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations and use a newly available dataset that provides unique information about publicly announced private donations of US$1 million or more between 2000-01 from the USA to developing countries.

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US Development Assistance to Pakistan: 2014 and Beyond

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in 2014 provides a critical moment for the United States to evaluate its development objectives in Pakistan and signal its credibility as a long-term partner. Afghanistan and Pakistan are at different points on the path of development and require different kinds of assistance delivered in different way. Short-term stabilization is the top priority in Afghanistan while long-term development is and should be the priority in Pakistan.

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An Overview of Global Humanitarian Action at Mid-Year 2013 [EN/AR]

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Global humanitarian action at mid-2013 has entered uncharted territory in terms of the number of people needing help and resources still to be secured, mainly because of the Syria crisis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2012 Annual Report

The UN's Central Emergency Response Fund dispersed US$485 million to projects in 49 countries and territories in 2012 – the highest amount since its inception.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.