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05 Feb 2019 description

"This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States' CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and UXO. Our assistance also helps countries destroy or enhance security of their man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and their threat to civilian aviation, in addition to other weapons and munitions.

02 Jan 2019 description

Dushanbe, 25 December 2018 – UNDP holds technical meeting today to bring officials from the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of Tajikistan and the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority together in an effort to advance cross-border cooperation in disaster preparedness and risk mitigation.

The meeting is the next step after initiation of the partnership early this year through establishing dialogue between the two governments’ responsible bodies.

10 Dec 2018 description

Dushanbe - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has organized a first regional forum bringing together counter trafficking government officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to foster regional cooperation and improve the identification, referral and reintegration of victims of trafficking in the region.

The two-day forum, which began yesterday in the Tajik capital Dushanbe, is part of the multi-year program: “_Combating Human Trafficking in Persons_” (CTIP), funded by USAID and implemented by IOM.

24 Oct 2018 description
report Start Network
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

03 Jun 2018 description
  • As of 30 May, 7,144 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (6,566 from Pakistan).
  • As of 20 May, 114,995 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.
  • As of 30 April, 78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Key Updates

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

07 May 2018 description

As at 24 April, 4,040 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (3,640 from Pakistan).

As at 15 April, 72,851 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

As at 31 March, 76,925 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Main Activities

Repatriation

16 Feb 2018 description

Dushanbe, 15 February 2018

The First Meeting on Cooperation for Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency Situations between Republic of Tajikistan and Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held today on 15 February 2018, with participation of the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoES) under the Government of Tajikistan and the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), 17 diplomatic missions and international organizations.

05 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport, qui couvre la période allant d’août 2015 à juillet 2017, est soumis en application de la résolution 70/80 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle l’Assemblée a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter un rapport sur l’application de cette résolution, y compris sur les politiques adoptées et les activités menées par le système des Nations Unies dans ce domaine.

05 Sep 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report, covering the period from August 2015 to July 2017, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/80, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of that resolution, including on relevant United Nations policies and activities.

09 Sep 2016 description

Ten years ago there were just three border crossing points between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Today there are six bridges, and there are plans to construct a seventh.

These critical connections have been established through a partnership between Afghanistan, the European Union and UNDP. From its headquarters in Tajikistan, the Border Management Northern Afghanistan (BOMNAF) project has been working for nearly a decade to build the physical and social infrastructure, for a strong and peaceful Afghanistan.

31 Dec 2015 description

In its work on disasters and conflicts, which aims to minimize threats to human well-being from environmental degradation, UNEP focuses on achieving results in two areas:

  • Risk reduction – Improving countries’ ability to use environmental management to prevent and reduce the risks of natural hazards, industrial disasters and conflict.

08 Jul 2014 description

The IOM missions in Afghanistan and Tajikistan this week hosted a meeting with civil society organizations from both countries to discuss ways to combat the problem of cross-border human trafficking.

The remoteness and inaccessibility of areas along the Tajik-Afghan border creates huge challenges for combating human trafficking. Links between human trafficking and the drug trade also undermine cooperation between border communities, which could derive social and economic benefits from closer ties.

12 Jun 2014 description

Summary

During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.

05 May 2014 description

In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
- Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Mongolia
- UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully organise ASEAN workshop
- El Salvador: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission
- Chile Earthquake: UN-SPIDER compiles data
- UN-SPIDER participates in ISDR Asia Platform
- UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters
- UN-SPIDER to conduct Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan

29 Apr 2014 description
report ACTED

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31 Jan 2014 description
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27 Aug 2012 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

During the 10th replenishment of the Asian Development Fund (ADF XI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ADF donors agreed to pilot the Disaster Response Facility (DRF) in the ADF XI period, 2013–2016. ADB will report on the implementation progress of the DRF at the ADF XI midterm review, and discuss the future of the DRF with the ADB Board of Directors and ADF donors at the ADF XII negotiations.

24 Apr 2012 description
report ACTED

CONTENTS

FOCUS South Sudan: A new crisis country

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