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11 Feb 2011 description

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.

19 Mar 2010 description


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


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.

07 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,

03 Sep 2009 description

By Antonio Donini, Senior Researcher, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University

Executive summary

Afghanistan is in the grip of a deepening humanitarian crisis. Humanitarian actors and the principles they profess are under attack.