- IRIN: Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north, 5 Oct 2015
- Kunduz trauma hospital bombing: Latest death toll and statement from MSF, 4 Oct 2015
- OCHA: Kunduz Situation, Humanitarian Situation Report 3 (as of 03 Oct 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Afghanistan 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan: Mid-Year Review of Financing, Achievements and Response Challenges
- 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- UNHCR Refugee Response in Afghanistan - Updated requirements, Jan-Dec 2015
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.
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.
El nuevo informe de la Federación solicita un mayor reconocimiento y apoyo a los actores humanitarios locales
Publicado: 24 septiembre 2015 Los actores locales muchas veces son los más eficaces en la ejecución de operaciones humanitarias. No obstante, a pesar de desempeñar un papel crítico, deben luchar por atraer los fondos y el apoyo que precisan.
Le nouveau Rapport sur les catastrophes dans le monde publié par la FICR plaide pour une meilleure reconnaissance et un soutien accru des acteurs humanitaires locaux
Publié: 24 septembre 2015
Les acteurs locaux sont souvent les plus performants dans la conduite des opérations humanitaires. Pourtant, en dépit de leur rôle crucial, ils peinent à obtenir les fonds et le soutien nécessaires.
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.
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.
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.
THE UNITED NATIONS FOCAL POINT FOR MINE ACTION
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.
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.
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.
Government Commitment to Basic Protections, Women’s Rights Essential
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:
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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Source: Reuters - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:51 GMT
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.
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.
BEYROUTH/GENÈVE, 30 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Cette année, les fluctuations de devises pourraient coûter aux organisations humanitaires des centaines de millions de dollars de pertes de revenus, ce qui menace l’aide apportée à des millions de personnes dans le monde.
Une baisse de la valeur de l’euro par rapport au dollar et une brusque remontée du franc suisse ont entraîné un déficit de fonds pour les agences comme le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).
By Joe Dyke and Jean Milligan
BEIRUT/GENEVA, 26 March 2015 (IRIN) - Currency fluctuations this year could cost relief agencies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost income, threatening aid to millions of people around the world.
A drop in the value of the euro against the dollar and a spike in the Swiss franc have contributed to shortfalls in funding for the World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), among others.