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20 Jan 2006 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The fall of the Taliban in November 2001 has brought about political, economic and developmental processes which are, slowly, yielding results. The international community has made a huge commitment to Afghanistan. In terms of aid, at international conferences at Tokyo (2002) and Berlin (2004) donors pledged US$14.4 billion for reconstruction 2002 - 2006, of which US$3.8 billion from the European Union.

16 Jan 2006 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

03 Jun 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA051; Programme Update no.

31 May 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA045; Programme Update no.

30 May 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 05EA003; Operations Update no.

03 May 2005 description

by Sailab Ayubi in Kabul

Afghanistan has experienced its severest winter in years, making life particularly hard for returnee families from Pakistan and Iran living in dire conditions in tented camps in and around Kabul.

05 Apr 2005 description


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Period covered: 11 March to 31 March 2005; Appeal coverage:49.7%

Appeal history:

Launched on 21 February 2005 for CHF 812,000 (USD 686,330 or EUR 525,620) for three months to assist 17,542 beneficiaries.

30 Mar 2005 description

I. OVERVIEW

Dam breaks in Ghazni province, unleashing floods that killed several people, washed away hundreds of houses and shops and damaged nearly 500 hectares of agricultural land affecting over 1,000 families.

Security situation still volatile, affecting work of WFP and other aid agencies.

WFP Deputy country director, as acting Humanitarian Coordinator, coordinates broad UN and partners' efforts to respond to floods and snow emergency.

II. IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONS UPDATE

24 Mar 2005 description

TALKING POINTS

Secretary-General recommends UNAMA's mandate be extended for one year

In the framework of the discussions by the Security Council on the extension of UNAMA's mandate, the latest report of the Secretary-General (SG) on Afghanistan was circulated among members of the Security Council last Tuesday in New York.

22 Mar 2005 description

I. SITUATION UPDATE

In the south, in Kandahar, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded, killing five and injuring 32 civilians on 17 March. UNAMA and WFP vehicles were slightly damaged in the incident.

The security situation remained relatively calm throughout other areas of the country.

II.

22 Mar 2005 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

22 Mar 2005 description

KABUL - After weeks of hard work to provide food aid to Afghan communities cut off by snow, the UN World Food Programme is shifting gear to help Afghans facing floods created by melting snow and torrential rains, which have burst river banks, damaged roads and flooded villages in various parts of the country.

In southwestern Farah province, WFP will today start urgently needed food distributions to Afghans hit by floods. A total of 25 tons of wheat, rice and pulses were sent to the province last week. This food should cover the most immediate food needs of nearly 5,000 people.

18 Mar 2005 description


Strengthening the Government

Women Ministerial Delegation visits Washington, DC

17 Mar 2005 description

TALKING POINTS
The international community is seeking to mobilize USD 148 million for the parliamentary elections

A high-level donor conference was held yesterday in Kabul . The tentative operational plan for the parliamentary elections was presented to donors. The United Nations also disclosed that it is seeking to mobilize US $148 million to ensure a fair and transparent electoral process in 2005. In a welcome move to support the process, the United States announced a contribution of US $12 million for the elections.

16 Mar 2005 description

I. SITUATION UPDATE1
The security situation remained relatively calm throughout most of the country.

II. IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONS UPDATE

During the reporting period, 384,000 beneficiaries received 1,800 mt of food.

III. WINTER/FLOODS EMERGENCY RESPONSE