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22 Dec 2006 description

Risk Assessment:

- Over the whole year the security situation was worse than ever since the ousting of the Taliban in 2001. Within the reported period the number of Forceful Events maintained a very high level and, though they dropped significantly with the onset of the fall, the Country Stability Index hardly exceeds the number of Forceful Events. The level of the Country Stability Index was never as low in the past years as in 2006 and the Forceful Events never as manifold.

22 Dec 2006 description

Fierce fighting between NATO troops and insurgents in southern Afghanistan has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes in a new wave of displacement. Although numbers are unverified, the government said that more than 20,000 families had been displaced due to the fighting in the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan as of November 2006.

In addition to this new wave of displacement, some 132,000 people - most of them displaced since 2001-2002, remained in relief camps as of September 2006.

22 Dec 2006 description

Location of operation: Central Asia (Tajikistan including cross-border initiatives with Northern Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan)(1)
Amount of Decision: EUR 6,050,000

22 Dec 2006 description

Lieu de l'opération : L'Asie centrale (le Tadjikistan y compris les initiatives transfrontalières avec l'Afghanistan du nord, le Kirghizistan, l'Ouzbékistan, le Turkménistan, le Kazakhstan) (1)
Montant de la décision : 6.050.000 EUR

21 Dec 2006 description
report ACTED

Extract

ACTED Afghanistan: The use of puppets to foster a new approach to hygiene education

Breaking new ground in hygiene education in Afghanistan, ACTED has produced a puppet show to be aired on nation-wide television. ACTED has been implementing water sanitation and hygiene education projects, with the support of UNDP, the European Commission and the Afghan Ministry for Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), with the aim to assist drought affected areas in Baghlan and Faryab provinces.

15 Dec 2006 description


The Federation’s vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.

In Brief

Period covered: June to October 2006;

11 Dec 2006 description

Kabul, December 11 2006: The European Commission has agreed to contribute EUR 30 million in support of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA). An agreement was signed between UNDP-Afghanistan and the European Commission Head Office in Kabul on December 03 2006.

04 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council

I. Summary

1. The Security Council mission to Afghanistan was its second since 2003 in support of the Afghan people (see S/2003/1074). It found that the Afghan partnership, begun in Bonn, Germany, in late 2001, was largely on track. The first milestone of the Bonn Agreement (see S/2001/1154) was achieved with the convening of the Emergency Loya Jirga in June 2002. This was followed by a Constitutional Loya Jirga in January 2004, presidential elections - won by Hâmid Karzai - in November 2004 and parliamentary and provincial council elections in 34 provinces in September 2005.

04 Dec 2006 description

Guest speakers from UNHCR, ILO and Altai Consulting

Talking Points

Salaam alaikum and welcome to Monday's press briefing. Today, with regret the Special Representative was unable to make this press briefing. We did send out a note. I apologize if you all didn't receive that. However, we do have a few notes on UN activities and related things you may wish to know about. Plus we have colleagues here from Altai, from UNHCR and from ILO on a new study on the reintegration of returnees to the Afghan labour market. I'll be handing over to them shortly.

30 Nov 2006 description

This paper looks at the relationship between provincial and central government actors, communities and NGOs in order to articulate the existing tensions between them. How do NGOs engage with provincial and local government structures, which in Afghanistan often exist in the most nascent of forms and where building government capacity is the overriding challenge facing the international community? Do NGOs challenge the government to be more service oriented?

30 Nov 2006 description

By Emily Perkin

Japanese NGOs are relative newcomers to the international NGO scene. They are small compared to their counterparts from the rich countries of Europe and North America, and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed by the wider aid community. However, they ought to be given greater consideration. They act as a link between poor people in developing countries and the political and financial resources of the world's second-largest economy.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

24 Nov 2006 description

Produced on behalf of FAO, ICAO, ILO, IOM, OCHA, OIE, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNWTO, WFP and WHO by UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC), UN Development Group

INTRODUCTION

In July 2006, the UN Secretary General prefaced the first issue of the UN Consolidated Action Plan for Avian and Human Influenza (AHI) with reference to our collective responsibility for ensuring that all countries -- rich and poor -- are adequately protected and prepared.

24 Nov 2006 description


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin (no. 03/2006) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at this time. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

20 Nov 2006 description

Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As 2006 draws to a close, all contributions that WFP receives now will finance beneficiary needs in 2007. However the Programme of Work balances recent funding against the estimated 2006 needs to allow the organisation to provide an overview of needs and shortfalls in an annual framework. Donors are requested to consult the "Projected 2007 Needs for WFP Projects and Operations" (the Blue Book) for further details on 2007 estimated needs.

20 Nov 2006 description

Talking Points

Spokesperson:

Welcome to everyone. Joining me today is Rikki Maliklali from the World Food Programme, who will speak to you a little later about the food situation in the country. We'll start with announcements from the UN family.

Update on Badghis floods

A major operation has been underway this past weekend to help communities in the Ghormach and Murghab districts of Badghis province who were affected by flooding.

19 Nov 2006 description


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin (no. 02/2006) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at this time. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

17 Nov 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

This Bulletin (no. 01/2006) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at this time.