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14 Aug 2013 description
  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.

04 Mar 2013 description

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.

27 Dec 2012 description

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).

17 Dec 2012 description

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. 3,500 people were evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji. In Samoa 1,500 were evacuated and 2 killed.Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour.

07 Dec 2012 description
report Concern Worldwide

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.

06 Dec 2012 description

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 on the impact is available. Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour. More than 294,000 people have been affected in seven provinces, according to Government estimates. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama, prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.

03 Dec 2012 description

Storm Bopha is heading toward southern Philippines as thousands of people are evacuating in high-risk areas. The storm is expected to intensify to a typhoon and will make landfall in Northern Mindanao late on Tuesday night. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.

The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, with heavy fighting in Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Deraa as well as Idlib and Hama provinces.

19 Nov 2012 description

Gaza has been under attack since Wednesday, when Israel launched a military offensive with the declared goal of deterring fighters in the Palestinian enclave from launching rockets into its territory. 84 Palestinians have reportedly been killed. Violence erupted in the eastern provinces of DRC, following a months-long calm, with the rebel group M23 advancing on the regional capital of Goma. Heavy fighting between rebels and the military continues to rage nationwide in Syria, primarily in Idlib, Deir al-Zor, Damascus and Aleppo governorates.

15 Nov 2012 description

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.

12 Nov 2012 description

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.

30 Oct 2012 description

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.

22 Oct 2012 description

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.

03 Oct 2012 description

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.

24 Sep 2012 description

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.

18 Sep 2012 description

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: