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06 Nov 2018 description

Objective: The Afghanistan Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) will provide technical and coordination support to promote the integration of community engagement and accountability into the programme cycle in Afghanistan to promote informed decision making on behalf of response providers and affected populations.

Stakeholders: Communities affected by conflict, natural disaster and/or development issues; Humanitarian Partners; Development Partners; Government; Private Sector (media, telecoms)

06 Nov 2018 description


Community engagement is the process of and commitment to sharing timely, relevant and actionable information to enhance informed decision making on the part of both affected populations and responders. A community engagement approach to humanitarian and development programming and operations ensures appropriate communication channels capture and disseminate information and feedback, ensuring communities guide and participate in the response, the promotion of accountability, and the enhancement of relevant and timely programming.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

16 Aug 2017 description

“Increasing Protection outcomes for population affected by the conflict in Afghanistan”

Executive summary

28 Jul 2017 description

Who we are

The Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) is an inter-agency initiative created in 2005 in collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), which seeks to build global protection capacity and enhance the humanitarian system’s protection response.

30 Apr 2017 description

The IA Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) - an inter-agency initiative created in 2005 in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - seeks to build capacity of relevant actors to enhance the humanitarian protection response. ProCap Advisers support the strategic and operational humanitarian protection response for IDPs and other vulnerable populations. ProCap deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise to field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from Standby Partners and UN Agencies.

18 Nov 2015 description

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan gathered in November 2015 in Tehran for a regional meeting on Afghan refugee issues with a thematic focus on Afghan displaced youth. At a time when displacement in and out of Afghanistan continues to rise, when the number of Afghan asylum seekers grows steadily in Europe and debates on durable solutions for Afghan refugees remain, it is all the more necessary to take stock of the profiles of the millions of Afghan youth outside of their homeland, and those who made, with their families, the decision to return.

20 Feb 2012 description

Noosheen Mogadam & Mahsa Shekarloo (17.02.2012)

In line with global efforts to counter massive Afghan displacement, NRC has established an office in Tehran to assist the Government of Iran in supporting and helping Afghan refugees.

The LINK Project

21 Dec 2011 description

The establishment of United Nations (UN) Integrated Missions – whereby humanitarian coordination and leadership are placed under the umbrella of political and peacekeeping missions – has raised serious concerns within the humanitarian community.

13 Sep 2010 description

By Lydia Geirsdottir

Humanitarian Reform Officer Afghanistan


On 19 April 2010, an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck Samangan province in northern Afghanistan. This resulted in the death of 8 people and 50 injured, with homes in more than 50 villages completely or partially destroyed in the districts of Dara-i-Sufi Bala, Darai-Sufi Payin and Ruyi Du Ab.

09 Mar 2010 description


This Good Practice paper focuses on Afghanistan, looking at the cluster process of the 2010 Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), particularly centered on the underfunded allocation to Afghanistan and the inclusiveness of the process undertaken within the clusters.

The CERF is a humanitarian fund established in 2005 by the United Nations to enable timely and reliable humanitarian assistance to those affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts. Afghanistan is the sixth largest recipient of CERF funds.

14 Aug 2008 description

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the report from my visit to Afghanistan with the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) from 26 to 30 June 2008.