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31 Dec 2005 description

"This year has been a year like no other for humanitarian action, bracketed by devastating disasters, - the Indian Ocean Tsunami in the final days of 2004 and the South Asia earthquake of October 2005, on top of the worst hurricane season in living memory - and stretching all humanitarian agencies to their maximum capacity and beyond." (Introduction of Humanitarian Appeals 2006- 30 November 2005)

16 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors:Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Kenya (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger

(E) Southern …

15 Dec 2005 description

USAID Headquarters
Washington, DC
MR. HESS: We have a pretty busy agenda this afternoon and I'm going to - there's a bunch of people who have a big role to play in this, but let me start off by introducing Assistant Administrator Fred Schieck, who's going to kick us off today. Fred?

MR. SCHIECK: Thank you, Mike.

13 Dec 2005 description
report World Bank

Washington, December 13, 2005 - The World Bank today approved a US$80 million grant to support the implementation of the Government of Afghanistan's medium-term development strategy. The Second Programmatic Support for Institution Building (PSIB II), the second of a series of similar operations, aims to deepen, broaden, and sustain the reforms underway in the areas of public administration and fiscal management.

09 Dec 2005 description

This document outlines the global operational priorities identified by the ICRC in 2006. It is based on the yearly internal review and planning process conducted primarily by the 80 field delegations and missions.

09 Dec 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

28 Nov 2005 description

November 28, 2005 Kabul - Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and UNAMA SRSG Jean Arnault have officially launched the Project on Capacity Building for Sustained Human Rights Treaty Reporting in Afghanistan at a ceremony held at the Foreign Ministry in Kabul on November 27, 2005.

22 Nov 2005 description

Kabul, 22 November 2005 - The director of UN-HABITAT's Regional Office for Asia Pacific, Mr. Madhab Mathema on Monday told a news conference in Kabul that UN-HABITAT was forging ahead with a new human security project aimed at upgrading informal settlements in the three Afghan cities of Kandahar, Mazar, and Jalalabad.

According to the director, UN-HABITAT has been working in Afghanistan for the last 18 years. "As a matter of fact we returned to Afghanistan in 1981 when we started projects in Mazar and Kandahar.

21 Nov 2005 description

Information about new Afghan Parliament

At last week's press briefing I mentioned that we would be seeking to provide you in the near future with fuller information on the new Afghan Parliament. Since February this year, and as you may already know, UNDP has been running a project aimed at assisting in the establishing, training and equipping of a Parliamentary Secretariat.

18 Nov 2005 description

A Joint Evaluation from Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden and The United Kingdom

01 Nov 2005 description

This paper seeks to reflect on the often difficult interplay between humanitarian organisations and the military. It looks primarily at three countries where Ockenden International works: Sudan (south), Afghanistan and Iraq.