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15 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHT

  • Humanitarian Coordinator visits Pakistani refugees.
  • Humanitarians prepare to support vulnerable Afghans in winter.
  • IRIN’s Joe Dyke reports on communities affected by spring flooding in the north.

In this issue
Top UN official visits Khost P.1
Humanitarian winter response P.2
Climate change in Afghanistan P.3
CHF second allocation P.5

04 Nov 2014 description

Kabul, 10 July 2014: Around one million people in Afghanistan are expected to benefit from emergency health and nutrition projects, thanks to the first grant allocations from the newly-established Common Humanitarian Fund.

The Common Humanitarian Fund was created in 2014. Its purpose is to enable a rapid and coordinated response to emergencies and to improve the targeting of relief efforts to the most urgent humanitarian needs. The biggest donors to date are the UK’s Department for International Development and Sweden’s International Development Cooperation.

03 Nov 2014 description

Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan have led to the displacement of thousands of people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan. As of 29 October 2014, 33,481 displaced families had been assessed. Response is ongoing based on an estimated 27,000 families in need of humanitarian assistance.

28 Oct 2014 description

The upcoming winter is predicted to have lower temperatures above the seasonal average. The reliability of longer-term forecasts remains problematical and therefore partners are preparing for a range of scenarios

Vulnerable Afghans

22 Oct 2014 description

Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan have led to the displacement of thousands of people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan. As of 14 October 2014, 33,481 displaced families had been assessed. Response is ongoing based on an estimated 27,000 families in need of humanitarian assistance.

21 Oct 2014 description

Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan have led to the displacement of thousands of people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan. As of 14 October 2014, 33,481 displaced families had been assessed. Response is ongoing based on an estimated 27,000 families in need of humanitarian assistance.

15 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP warns of $30 million funding shortfall.

  • CERF gives $4 million to support refugees in Khost and Paktika.

  • Milder winter predicted as Humanitarian community prepares for winter

FUNDING

406 million requested (US$)

58% funded

Refugees in Khost, Paktika brace for winter

14 Oct 2014 description

In a challenging Afghan environment, Cash Transfer Programmes (CTPs) have proven to be an efficient, safe, and flexible assistance tool that has delivered all or part of a response: i) in emergency or development situations; ii) across a large spectrum of activities (livelihoods, WASH, food security), and iii) in diverse geographic locations (urban and rural communities). To fuel the on-going debate, we listed key findings and lessons learned from Samuel Hall’s most recent publications.

08 Oct 2014 description

Notes:
1) The minimum temperature by district was derived from World Climate data, which provides monthly averages from 1950 to 2000 (http://www.worldclim.org/). 30 second arc grid cell size.

2) The minimum temperature is the average of the minimum temperatures for the months of December, January, February and March.

08 Oct 2014 description

Notes:

1) The minimum temperature by district was derived from World Climate data, which provides monthly averages from 1950 to 2000 (http://www.worldclim.org/). 30 second arc grid cell size.

2) The minimum temperature is the average of the minimum temperatures for the months of December, January, February and March.

08 Oct 2014 description

Notes:
1) The minimum temperature by district was derived from World Climate data, which provides monthly averages from 1950 to 2000 (http://www.worldclim.org/). 30 second arc grid cell size.
2) The minimum temperature is the average of the minimum temperatures for the months of December, January, February and March.

08 Oct 2014 description

Note: Map contains "Table of KIS Sites with GPS Coordinates and Population Figures" in the second page