Appeals & Response Plans
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Headlines (last 30 days)
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
- UN News: About 600,000 Afghan children face death from malnutrition without emergency funds. 24 May 2019
- IOM: A third of Afghans have migrated or been displaced since 2012: IOM. 21 May 2019
Most read reports
- UNAMA: UN: Civilian population in Afghanistan must be protected from harm. 9 Jun 2019
- IPS: Afghan Schools Left Unprotected by Government & International Community. 6 Jun 2019
- EU: Country of Origin Information Report: Afghanistan - Security situation (June 2019). 13 Jun 2019
- OCHA: Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (4 - 10 June 2019). 10 Jun 2019
- UN News: Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF. 24 May 2019
WASHINGTON, Dec.3, 2003 - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman today announced plans for $115 million in foreign assistance under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's fiscal 2004 Food for Progress program. These allocations include donations for 22 developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Central Asia), Latin America and Eastern Europe.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2003 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate 5,040 metric tons of U.S.
KABUL - (September 18, 2003) This morning, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Director Thelma J. Askey announced an Industrial Capacity and Market Development Initiative for Afghanistan, which will help develop local private sector capacity in manufacturing, assembly and services, and will support the country's efforts to improve its physical infrastructure and human resource base. The result will be a joint effort, on the part of the Afghan and U.S. Governments and private sectors, to expand trade and further solidify the underpinnings of the Afghan economic base.
According to USDA's latest official forecasts, released June 11, 2003, Afghanistan is projected to produce a record wheat crop this year based on favorable weather and reported increases in planted area.
Growing Season Summary
The growing season began last September with some optimism following the previous season's recovery in wheat production after several year's of drought. Improved weather has continued into this season ending drought conditions in the northern part of the country.
Heavy rain and snow fell from February 14 through February 17, 2003 providing widespread relief to Afghanistan and causing flooding in some areas. Additional rainfall this past week was concentrated in the northeast portion of the country. However, estimated seasonal precipitation remains far below normal but better than last year for much of Afghanistan. Regional rainfall deficits are greatest in the southern and western regions where long-term drought persists.