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UNDP Climate Change Adaptation
Helping Afghanistan's farmers to adjust to the impacts of climate change
Description: Afghanistan is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change; including beautiful, mountainous Panjshir province. The Panjshir valley starts about 2 hours’ drive from Kabul and winds north into the Hindu Kush. Isolated and poor, its 140,000 people, mostly farmers, get by on a string of small-scale farms by the side of the river or hacked into the mountainsides. Their lives have always been hard, but they are made even more difficult by desertification and regular floods. Across Afghanistan, UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation project staff work closely with vulnerable communities to identify exactly what their problems are and the best ways to solve them. They combine UNDP’s global expertise with their own local knowledge — and their passion for development. “Dealing with climate change is very important,” says Sulaiman, UNDP’s Regional Manager for our Climate Change Adaptation project. “My staff in Panjshir think of their work as not just a job but also a service to these communities and our country in general.” Read more about the US$10m project made possible by the Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund. Being put into action by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, with support from UNDP: https://medium.com/@UNDPaf/undp-and-climate-adaptation-in-panjshir-4d827d217376
  11 Jul 2017   1m26s 1 12 0
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A Day with Afghan Deminers
Description: United Nations - In Afghanistan, approximately 185 million square meters of land have been contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war. Each year, they maim and claim the lives of thousands of people in the country. Watch a day in the life of Afghan deminers who safeguard people from accidents, while risking their own lives. Video from UNMAS (Producers: Christian Lamontagne and Sylvain Braun (PVP)) UN in Action: Episode #1552 Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1552escript.pdf
  29 Jun 2017   4m12s 9 347 0
Improving Aid to Stabilize Conflicts: The Afghan Case
Description: In the past decade, the United States and its allies have invested billions of dollars on assistance in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones. In Afghanistan, the U.S. Agency for International Development has implemented projects to help stabilize the country as part of a counterinsurgency strategy. Making sure that such efforts are effective is vital to national security and efficient spending. To evaluate such stabilization-related assistance, USAID commissioned a study by the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at Princeton University. Join USIP on June 21 for a first look at the results, which can inform more effective stabilization work in future conflicts. For more information about this event, visit: https://www.usip.org/events/improving-aid-stabilize-conflicts-afghan-case Connect with us! Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=usinstituteofpeace Twitter: https://twitter.com/USIP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usinstituteofpeace/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usipeace/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/united-states-institute-of-peace Newsletters: http://www.usip.org/sign-usip-updates The United States Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s D.C. headquarters, and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions.
  21 Jun 2017   1h38m19s 2 193 0
Deteriorating Security in Afghanistan - Tadamichi Yamamoto (UNAMA)
Description: Briefing by Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), on the situation in Afghanistan. Security Council, 7980th meeting
  21 Jun 2017   15m56s 5 195 0
12 days locked in the dark, then hope I UNICEF
Description: “I have a lot of things in my heart and they are bad and good, but a lot of bad.” 11-year-old Dounia from Afghanistan had to escape the conflict with her family and their journey was harrowing. Smugglers in Turkey kept her family locked in the dark for 12 days. “Nobody can say something to them, if they [do] say, they kill them.” Dounia feared that the smugglers would just take their money without helping them. After two lost years, she now lives safely in Greece with her family, and she’s back at school learning Greek and English. “We want to be safe like Europe people. Why they are safe, why? Why we are not safe?” Dounia still wonders. If you believe #AChildIsAChild, share this video to stand with refugee and migrant children. We are calling for a six-point plan to keep refugee and migrant children safe. Learn more here: http://uni.cf/2qB1a8c #ChildrenUprooted Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for the latest news updates from the frontline, documentaries, celebrity appeals, and more about our work to realize the rights of every child. Click here to see all of our latest trending videos: http://smarturl.it/TrendingAtUNICEF For more about UNICEF's work, visit: http://www.unicef.org Follow UNICEF here: UNICEF Connect blog: http://blogs.unicef.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicef Twitter: https://twitter.com/unicef Instagram: http://instagram.com/UNICEF Tumblr: http://unicef.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/unicef Medium: https://medium.com/@UNICEF
  19 May 2017   2m1s 94 3188 0
Helping Afghanistan Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters
Description: Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as floods, landslides and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation. Climate change also poses a threat to Afghanistan’s natural resources, of which the majority of Afghans depend for their livelihoods. Learn how the World Bank, with the support of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the Disaster Risk Management Hub in Tokyo, is building resilience through an on-going disaster risk management program that informs and leverages ongoing sector work in transport, education and social development in the challenging context of Afghanistan.
  25 Apr 2017   3m48s 7 322 0
Farhad's Story, A Young Afghan Artist Stranded in Serbia
Description: Farhad, a talented young artist, is just one of 3,000 refugee children currently in Serbia. He wants to study painting and become famous someday. Most of all, he wants a place he can call home. This is his story. Film by Nick Whelan. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. DONATE NOW: http://bit.ly/2pjrGFf LEARN MORE https://www.rescue.org/ https://twitter.com/theirc https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRescueCommittee https://www.instagram.com/theirc/
  21 Apr 2017   2m9s 25 2467 0
Afghanistan: Providing emergency education to returning refugee children
Description: Decades of conflict and insecurity have forced countless Afghan families to flee from their homes, stripping children of their right to access education. In 2016, the country saw a staggering number of refugees -- the vast majority of whom were children -- return from neighbouring Pakistan, most of them after decades of displacement. This sudden surge in the number of returning refugees has overwhelmed the capacity of Afghan schools to provide much-needed education to conflict-affected boys and girls. Unable to attend school, children are also exposed to various protection risks, ranging from early marriage to forced recruitment into armed groups. In response to the situation, the European Commission has teamed up with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to introduce an emergency education project in eastern Afghanistan, an area bordering Pakistan that has witnessed the highest number of refugee-returnees over the past few years. The initiative helps ensure access to quality education and a protective environment for vulnerable children. Video: Norwegian Refugee Council
  05 Apr 2017   3m16s 2 75 0
DELETE - OLD VERSION Helping Afghanistan Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters
Description: Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as floods, landslides and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation. Climate change also poses a threat to Afghanistan’s natural resources, of which the majority of Afghans depend for their livelihoods. Learn how the World Bank, with the support of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the Disaster Risk Management Hub in Tokyo, is building resilience through an on-going disaster risk management program that informs and leverages ongoing sector work in transport, education and social development in the challenging context of Afghanistan.
  04 Apr 2017   3m48s 8 349 0
"Mines antipersonnels : enfer sans fin?"
Description: This interview with GICHD Head of External Relations, Pascal Rapillard, was broadcast on the RTS show "Geopolitis" on 2 April 2017. (c) RTS
  03 Apr 2017   15m38s 3 96 0
WFP in Afghanistan
Description: From emergency to sustainable development: an overview of WFP’s longstanding work supporting the people of Afghanistan You may be surprised by our scope of work
  03 Apr 2017   6m41s 18 692 0
IOM Afghanistan: Distributing Shelter and Winter Supplies
Description: During the first week of March 2017, IOM delivered shelter and winter supplies to 1,112 vulnerable Afghan families who returned to Nangarhar province from Pakistan.
  13 Mar 2017   1m6s 2 103 0