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- DFID: More than five million Afghans will receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
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- DFID: Helpdesk Report: K4D - Agriculture in Afghanistan – economic sustainability and subsector viability. 24 Jun 2019
- 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
- UNHCR: UNHCR Afghanistan Operational Fact Sheet, 31 May 2019. 23 Jun 2019
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Integrated Drought Response, May 2019. 24 Jun 2019
- DFID: Over five million Afghans to receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
This statement was drafted through a wide consultation with NGOs and attempts to reflect a diversity of views.
Following the signing of the Geneva Accords on Afghanistan in April 1988 and the subsequent withdrawal of Soviet military forces, the United Nations Office for Coordination in Afghanistan (UNOCA, changed to UNOCHA in 1993) was formed to administer the Afghanistan Emergency Trust Fund established by the UN Secretary-General.
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.
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.
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.
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,
By Antonio Donini, Senior Researcher, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
Afghanistan is in the grip of a deepening humanitarian crisis. Humanitarian actors and the principles they profess are under attack.