Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (last 30 days)
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack in Afghanistan. 10 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Two million Afghan children cannot reach their full potential due to undernutrition. 2 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Scores of children among casualties in Kabul attack - UNICEF. 1 Jul 2019
- DFID: More than five million Afghans will receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
Most read reports
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack. 10 Jul 2019
- UNHCR: Afghan returnees face economic difficulties, unemployment [EN/Dari/Pashto]. 14 Jul 2019
- SCA: SCA strongly condemns attack on health clinic in Wardak province. 13 Jul 2019
- OCHA: ERM Household Assessment Report: HEAT assessment to conflict IDPs in Ghazni, 02 to 08 July 2019. 14 Jul 2019
- OCHA: ERM Household Assessment Report: AC306: 31 IDP HH assessment report in Bamyan province, 02 – 05 January 2019. 14 Jul 2019
Pledges and contributions
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of six new contributions totaling $613,515.01 (as of 31 October). The contributions were made by Mexico ($50,000), Hyogo Prefecture (Japan) ($435,578.01), Disaster Resource Network ($9,978), and private donors ($117,959). Furthermore, the Republic of Korea pledged $1,500,000 for 2007.
"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones.
Produced on behalf of FAO, ICAO, ILO, IOM, OCHA, OIE, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNWTO, WFP and WHO by UN System Influenza Coordinator (UNSIC)
The changing context for Avian Influenza response and Pandemic Preparedness
Two years ago we were working in a climate of widespread international concern about a potential pandemic, including unprecedented media coverage and political engagement.
Pledges & contributions
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of six new contributions totalling $17,780,360.51 as of 29 June. The contributions were made by Egypt ($15,000), Iceland ($308,618.16), New Zealand ($762,700), Pakistan ($19,967.16), Peru ($5,000), Sweden (a second installment of $14,226,999.46), Switzerland ($2,422,075.73) and Trinidad and Tobago ($20,000). New pledges were announced by Brazil ($30,000), Poland ($250,000) and Slovenia ($50,000) for 2007.
"ESTABLISHING GLOBAL OPERATIONAL STANDARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE FROM COLLAPSED STRUCTURES"
International disaster managers responding to earthquakes bemoan the multiplicity and wide range of professional capability, amongst responders professing to be USAR teams. In Bam, Iran during the 2003 earthquake approximately 1300 responders from 34 countries had arrived by day three. Normally the Government of the affected country has limited knowledge of the operational capabilities of teams that arrive.
This situation report is based on information received from UN Humanitarian Coordination Unit Office within UNAMA in Afghanistan
1. Heavy rains, aggravated by rapidly melting winter snows, have caused destructive flooding across Afghanistan since early March. The disasters have killed at least 83 people and damaged hundreds of houses across a third of Afghanistan's provinces. Relief efforts target an estimated 4,000 - 5,000 families (between 20,000 and 25,000 persons) affected by floods and avalanches.
(New York: 9 March 2007): In the year since its official launch on 9 March 2006, $376.1 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has been used to provide life-saving humanitarian aid in 40 countries through 361 individual projects.
HORN OF AFRICA FLOODS
Unusually heavy rains during the months of October and November have turned large parts of the Horn of Africa into flood disaster areas with loss of life, massive displacement, and loss of livelihoods and assets in particularly in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Accumulated estimates from the three countries put the total number of affected people between 1, 5 and 1, 8 million. Emergency response has being mounted by Governments in the affected countries, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian partners.