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09 Dec 2015 description

By Imogen Foulkes and Heba Aly

GENEVA, 9 December 2015 (IRIN) - A US airstrike in September obliterating a hospital in Afghanistan renewed concerns about accountability in conflict. However, a proposal to strengthen compliance with the rules of war is meeting significant resistance at a conference this week of the states party to the Geneva Conventions.

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05 Nov 2015 description

QUETTA: The officials form Afghanistan and Pakistan have decided to improve the strategy in upcoming anti-polio drives to cover the neglected areas near Pak-Afghan border to ensure that every child crossing the border is vaccinated.

A delegation led by the coordinator of Balochistan's Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), Dr. Syed Saif Ur Rehman, met Afghan polio team officials in Chaman led by Faizullah Kakar, the Afghan minister for public health.

08 Jul 2015 description
report The Guardian

Failure to find political solutions in areas of violent crisis is forcing ICRC to extend its core humanitarian remit, says organisation’s president Peter Maurer

Sam Jones


Wednesday 8 July 2015 09.54 EDT

The world’s inability to deal with the proliferation of conflict driven-crises is forcing the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to shoulder an ever-larger burden and reassess the way it works, the organisation’s president has warned.

07 Jan 2013 description
report Internews Network

Altai Consulting | Internews | November 2012

Signposting Success: Summary of Findings and Recommendations

1. Key Findings: Factors Driving Success in Afghan Civil Society and the Private Sector

20 Dec 2012 description
  • Civil-military coordination in health aid problematic
  • More rules of engagement needed
  • Haiti, Afghanistan highlight weaknesses
  • “Politico-health” facilities potentially dangerous

NEW YORK, 20 December 2012 (IRIN) - Delivering health aid to hotspots including Haiti and Afghanistan has brought together - and at times pitted against one another - humanitarians and militaries in an uneasy but increasingly necessary union.

11 Dec 2012 description

DUBAI, 11 December 2012 (IRIN) - Soldiers from the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) may be leaving Afghanistan in the coming two years, but humanitarian needs are not going to disappear any time soon and neither will the Taliban.

The coming power shift is likely to add to a trend that is already a reality for aid workers - more frequent dealings with the Taliban.

25 Oct 2012 description

KABUL, 25 October 2012 (IRIN) - After last year's Afghan winter - the harshest in 15 years - killed dozens of displaced children in urban settlements, government and aid agencies in Afghanistan are preparing themselves for the coming winter.

As of 30 September 2012, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported 445,856 persons internally displaced due to conflict. Many of these live in informal settlements in and around Kabul, but their numbers can be hard to track.

03 Sep 2012 description
report Youphil

Statistiques, réseaux satellites, calendriers agricoles... Autant d'outils dont disposent, aujourd'hui, les humanitaires pour prévoir les crises alimentaires.

12 Jan 2012 description

LONDON, 13 January 2012 (IRIN) - Putting all UN operations in a country under a single management structure is not as simple as it might sound. In some countries, different parts of the UN may be negotiating with rebels to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid, while their colleagues might be involved in planning military assaults against the very same groups.