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- 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
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Snapshot of Population Movements (Jan to May 2019)(As of 17 June 2019). 18 Jun 2019
- DFID: Over five million Afghans to receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- USAID: Catalyzing Afghan Agricultural Innovation, May 2018 - May 2023. 17 Jun 2019
- ACLED: ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (18 June 2019). 18 Jun 2019
203 organizations with the capacity to provide humanitarian services in January, February and March 2019.
146 organizations with the capacity to provide humanitarian services in January, February and March 2019.
WHY A REGIONAL FOCUS MODEL?
A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.
University of Vienna, 29 March, 2019
Annelies [Annelies Vilim, Director, Global Responsibility], Karin [Karin Kniesel, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria], ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much indeed.
Thank you for the invitation and I am delighted to be here in Vienna, the birthplace of multilateralism.
I do want to start by thanking our NGO partners for organizing this event. The Austrian Red Cross, Caritas, Global Responsibility, MSF, SOS Children’s Villages and others.
Heavy rains caused flash flooding on 27, 28 and 29 March in six provinces - Faryab, Balkh, Jawzjan, and Sar-e-Pul province in the Northern Region, and Hirat and Badghis in the Western Region. While assessments are ongoing, an estimated 17,000 people have been affected with Balkh and Hirat suffering the worst impacts. These are the first major floods in the Northern Region in the season.
As of 19 March, more than 122,600 people across 14 provinces have been identified as being affected by the March floods and in need of humanitarian assistance. As a result of the floods, 63 people are known to have died and a further 31 people have been injured.
In Kandahar province, 4,698 households (more than 33,000 people) have been identified as requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of flooding. Across eight provinces and Kandahar city, 1,855 houses have been destroyed and 2,841 houses have been partially damaged by flooding. There was further rain on 10 March, although no new flooding incidents have been reported.
In Kandahar province, some 21,200 people have been assessed requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of the floods. 25 people are known to have died and 40 people have been injured. According to joint assessments conducted by the government and humanitarian partners (including IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, SWABAC, HAPA, SCI, NRC, DRC, DACAAR, APA, HRDA, COAR and ARCS) in Kandahar and seven flood-affected districts, 1,340 houses have been damaged and a further 1,276 have been destroyed.
Nine provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding.
More than 40 people have reportedly been killed as a result of flooding, many others have been injured or are still missing.
3,800 houses have been damaged or destroyed along with schools, mosques, agricultural land and infrastructure.
159 organizations with the capacity to provide humanitarian services in October, November and December 2018.
Eight provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding. A further seven have been affected by snowfall and avalanches.
More than 20 people have reportedly been killed as a result of flooding, many others have been injured or are still missing.
More than 1,600 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Assessments are ongoing and numbers are expected to increase.
Heavy rains have caused flooding six provinces; Kandahar, Kunar, Zabul, Nimroz, Hirat and Farah.
In Kandahar, ANSF rescued 1,200 flood-affected people with air support.
An estimated 85 per cent of Farah city has been flooded.
Flash floods have reportedly killed 20 people, with others still missing or trapped by the flood waters.
Houses and infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed.
Provincial Disaster Management Committee convened an initial meeting, and rapid assessment teams have been deployed.