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31 Aug 2011 description

Statement on the drought in Afghanistan produced by a group of NGOs, including Afghanaid.

Statement released 31 August 2011.

13 Sep 2010 description

By Lydia Geirsdottir

Humanitarian Reform Officer Afghanistan

Background

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.

19 Mar 2010 description

Introduction

The practice of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) participating in the leadership and management of country level clusters is occurring more frequently in recent years. In several situations, cluster leads are approaching NGOs to take on roles in the cluster, such as coleadership. This review draws on the experiences of NGOs in cluster leadership and management in the four focus countries of the NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zimbabwe.

09 Mar 2010 description

Background

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.

03 Dec 2009 description

By Lydia Geirsdottir Humanitarian Reform Officer Afghanistan

The following is a summary of the NGO and Humanitarian Reform Projects cluster coordination open for public dissemination, more in depth analysis on each cluster will be raised in discussion with the respective cluster leadership.

01 Oct 2009 description

Executive Summary

This report analyses the current state of global humanitarian reform efforts from an NGO perspective by synthesising a series of mapping studies carried out between November 2008 and February 2009 that looked at humanitarian reform in five different countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Lessons from other contexts are also brought in to strengthen the analysis and provide an overview of humanitarian reform.