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Afghanistan Development Operational Report Q 1 and 2, 2013 (MAAAF001)

  1. Executive Summary

During the reporting period the second phase of the Organisational Capacity Assessment Certification (OCAC) process was completed, five regional Movement coordination meetings were conducted and the Navision software was installed in five regional offices. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) leadership instituted a committee to facilitate five provincial assemblies.

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Humanitarian Snapshot: Pakistan - Complex Emergency and 2012 Floods (1 - 28 February 2013)

As of December 2012, 1.6 million of the 4.8 million people affected by the 2012 monsoon floods still lived in temporary shelter. Western Balochistan, southern Punjab and northern Sindh provinces are the worst affected.

As of 31 December, 758,000 people remained displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to a complex emergency that has affected the region since 2008. 1.64 million Afghan refugees also require humanitarian assistance, as do many of the 1.3 million people who returned to FATA since 2009.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan: Floods - Emergency appeal n° MDRAF001 Operation update n°3

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 September to 5 December 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,017,115

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 87 per cent covered in cash and kind. Funds are needed to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society in this operation to assist those affected by the floods and to replenish depleted stocks of relief items held by ARCS and IFRC.

Appeal history:

· A revised appeal was launched on 14 August 2012 for CHF 1,017,115 for six months to be completed by 5 December 2012 to assist 2,000 families (14,000 individuals).

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World + 42 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 10-17 December 2012

Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands.

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Getting through the winter

Last winter, communities in Afghanistan suffered greatly because of the harsh weather conditions. Heavy snowfall in Takhar Province followed by flash flooding resulted in homes and livelihoods being destroyed. Concern Worldwide is helping communities to cope this winter.

Emergency response
Our emergency response programme in Takhar, which is part-funded by Irish Aid, is focusing on repairing the damage that was done during last year’s flood. We’re also preparing communities for the coming winter and potential weather disasters.

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Global emergency overview snapshot - 26 November to 6 December 2012

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available

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Global emergency overview snapshot, 26 November - 3 December 2012

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot, 12 to 19 November 2012

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Afghanistan: Uruzgan Province, Tirin Kut District, Flash Flood - Incident Report No. 3 (Final)

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

  • Joint assessment team reported that floods destroyed agricultural farms for 127 families and partially damaged five houses in Tirin Kot district of Uruzgan.

  • Save the Children assisted the affected families with127 hygiene kits in Tirin Kot.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Global emergency overview Snapshot, 5-12 November 2012

Both Guatemala and Myanmar were affected by earthquakes during the reporting period. On 7 November, an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck the pacific coast of Guatemala, affecting more than 600,000 people followed by a second quake of 6.2 magnitude on 11 November. There were no immediate reports of major infrastructural damage caused by the second earthquake. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck in Myanmar on 10 November, meanwhile, damaged infrastructure but the full extent of the impact remains unclear.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Creating Jobs and Reconstructing Communities

USAID-funded Regional Afghan Municipalities Program helped the municipality rebuild

Sayid Hamrah fled Pesta Mazar Village, Sar-e-Pul Province to Iran from the Taliban. “They killed my brother in-law and looted my harvest including 700 kg of wheat and barley,” said Hamrah.

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Irrigation System Saves Village

Decrepit irrigation infrastructure left Ghazni’s agricultural community starved for water and exposed to seasonal flooding.

21 October 2012 | Ghazni, Afghanistan

“We had no water— none. When the rains came, the water would get trapped in the canal sediment or flood the village,” recounts Mohammed Razik, a Qalatee elder. Located on the outskirts of the capital of Ghazni Province, Qalatee is a rural village of over 15,000 inhabitants who rely on agriculture and animal husbandry for sustenance and economic support.

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New shelters to protect disaster affected households in Northeast Afghanistan

TALOQAN [ACTED News] - During the first six months of 2012, severe flooding, landslides, and earthquakes destroyed at least 4,126 houses in Takhar and Badakhshan provinces, in Northeast Afghanistan. This increased the vulnerability of thousands of families, already living in precarious conditions, which have no means of reliable shelter to protect them from the winter elements.

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Kapisa province, Nijrab and Tagab districts Flood Incident Report No. 1 - 25 Sep 2012

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• Joint assessment found 36 houses damaged by the flood in Tagab and another 92 damaged houses in Nijrab district.

• ARCS will provide food and non-food assistance to 36 affected families in Tagab district.

• IOM and WFP will coordinate food assistance to 92 affected families in Nijrab district.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan: Floods - Emergency appeal n° MDRAF001 Operation update n°2

Period covered by this Ops Update: 22 June to 31 August 2012 Appeal target (current): CHF 1,017,115

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 87 per cent covered in cash and kind. Funds are needed to support the Afghan Red Crescent Society in this operation to assist those affected by the floods and to replenish depleted stocks of relief items held by ARCS and IFRC.

Appeal history: