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- DFID: More than five million Afghans will receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
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- IOM: Returns to Afghanistan in 2018: Joint IOM-UNHCR Summary Report [EN/Dari/Pashto]. 25 Jun 2019
- IOM: Return of Undocumented Afghans - Weekly Situation Report (16-22 June 2019). 25 Jun 2019
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Integrated Drought Response, May 2019. 24 Jun 2019
- DFID: Helpdesk Report: K4D - Agriculture in Afghanistan – economic sustainability and subsector viability. 24 Jun 2019
- UN GA: The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security - Report of the Secretary General (A/73/902–S/2019/493). 18 Jun 2019
News Release No:2003/197/SAR
Program expected to affect as much as 60 percent of Afghan population
By Afzal Khan
This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan
B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia
C) West Africa: (1) Mauritania, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Liberia, (5) Côte d'Ivoire
D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar
E) Asia: (1) Bhutan, (2) Indonesia, (3) DPR Korea
Seed distribution campaign reaches 60 000
This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Iraq, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan
B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia
C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Côte d'Ivoire
D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar
E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea
Rome, 9 December 2003 - The Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to provide 8.6 million euros for development projects to be carried out by FAO next year, the UN agency said in a statement today.
Kabul, 07 December 2003 - The Government of Switzerland has funded a project entitled "Emergency assistance to vulnerable farmers in northern and north-eastern provinces of Afghanistan through the provision of basic agricultural inputs", for a value of US$700 000. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland's international cooperation agency within the Swiss ministry of foreign affairs.
Restocking of farm animals in Afghanistan could take many years - herds decimated by drought and war
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.
Precipitation builds snow pack, reaches drought areas
Kabul, 30 November 2003 -- Today, the Government of Afghanistan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch the Horticulture Survey on the FAO Website. This report covers the current state and condition of orchards, vineyards, nut plantations and vegetable crop production throughout Afghanistan.
Voter Registration Starts This Week
The registration of voters in Afghanistan will start the first week of December in eight cities: Kabul, Bamyan, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, Kandahar and Gardez. As you know, this registration of voters is for the elections that are scheduled to happen next year.
Strengthening the Government
Support the Bonn process: the Constitutional, Human Rights, and Judicial Commissions; the elections scheduled for June 2004; and a free and independent media.
Improve government planning, budgeting, revenue generation (e.g., customs), monetary management, and private-sector related legal and regulatory frameworks.
Build capacity to carry out other legitimate government functions and support reconstruction of health, judicial, education, economic, agricultural and transportation infrastructure.
Afghanistan, a country of roughly 22.5 million people, is in a truly desperate situation. Out of every 1000 children born, 257 die before turning five. Seventy-eight percent of the population live in rural areas, of which only 11% have access to drinking water, and a mere 8% have access to sanitation. Seventy percent of the entire population is malnourished. Men will live an average of 43 years, and women just six additional months. The adult literacy rate is 36%, the female and male rates at 21% and 51%, respectively. Just four years ago, in 1999, the per capita income was US$178.
Kabul, 13 November 2003 -- With a visit to Samangan province on 8 and 9 November, the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) wished to share their strengthened co-operation with the Government of Afghanistan.