Afghanistan: Drought - Apr 2000
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Following the fall of the Taliban in November 2001 the international community made a huge commitment to Afghanistan. Donors pledged considerable amounts for reconstruction at international conferences in Tokyo (2002), Berlin (2004) and at the London conference in January 2006. With the increasing impact of this post-emergency aid DG ECHO progressively scaled down the amount and range of its funding, from 73,000,000 EUR in 2002 to 22,500,000 EUR in 2006.
Location of operation: AFGHANISTAN
Amount of Decision: EUR 2,500,000
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.
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MAIMANA, 8 November (IRIN) - Sitting outside their house in the isolated Charshanbe Afghania village, Ajab Gul's children had to wait until late in the day before the nine-member family had their only meal.
Gul, a 35-year old returnee, is the only breadwinner for his malnourished children, mother, wife and disabled father, has to travel 70 km to earn five loaves of bread to feed his family every day.
"Each day is a challenge and like a game that must be won, Gul has to go and find some bread and …
TOWARD ADVANCEMENT OF AFGHAN CHILD'S AND WOMAN'S RIGHTS
A drought Flash Appeal issued by Government and UN to mitigate water shortage
Efforts continue to stop polio transmission among Afghan children
Education being brought to Afghan girls in communities without schools
Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration progressing for 5,000 former child soldiers
Procedures For The Accreditation of Political Parties
This last week the Joint Electoral Management Body [JEMB] accredited 4 more political parties to monitor the election, bringing the total number of accredited political parties for that purpose to 32.
On Monday (September 20) the JEMB issued a new regulation expanding to representatives of presidential candidates running as independents the right to monitor elections as well.
The 4 political parties, which are now accredited to monitor the elections, are:
Hezbi Libral (Azadi Khwa) Afghanistan, the Libral …
Afghan Government And UN Launch Emergency Appeal to Combat Drought - US$71.3 Million Needed
Yesterday at a press conference with the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Haneef Atmar as well as the Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources and Environment (MIWRE) and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MAAH), a non-governmental organizations (NGO) representative as well as Ameerah Haq, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Afghanistan launched a joint Government …
Afghan Voter Registrants Pass 9.5 Million Mark
As of 10 August the number of Afghans registered throughout the country to vote reached 9,643, 302. Of that total 5,634, 835 (58.4 percent) are men and 4,008,467 (41.6 percent) are women.
JEMB Announces Candidates For 9 October Presidential Election
On Tuesday (10 August) the Joint Electoral Management Body JEMB) announced the names of 18 candidates eligible to contest the 9 October Presidential election.
BAGH-E-ALAM, Afghanistan, July 28 (UNHCR) - The simple mud houses that returning refugees are building amid the ruins of Bagh-e-Alam testify to the extent of the devastation inflicted by war, and the current rebirth, in this area north of the capital of Afghanistan.
"You couldn't find a cat to say meow," said Attah Mir, head of the shura, the council of elders representing Bagh-e-Alam and 20 smaller surrounding villages. "The houses were burnt and all the trees had been cut down. Everything was destroyed."
Senior Advocate Larry Thompson and Director of Development Scott Schirmer recently completed a humanitarian assessment mission to Afghanistan.
The new constitution includes provisions to help the country's nomads devastated by conflict and drought.
The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.
I. SITUATION UPDATE
In the north, heavy weapons withdrawal continues with more than 400 weapons collected so far. UN operations in Sangcharak district in Saripul province remain suspended. In the northeast, due to heavy snow and ice on the runway, airports in Kunduz and Fayz Abad were closed.
In the east, UN missions to Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces remained suspended.
In another step towards democracy, delegates to Afghanistan's representative assembly today received a revised draft of the constitution, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA).
With the objective of contributing to the implementation of the project for Infectious Disease Prevention for Children in Afghanistan, the Government of Japan decided to provide 540 million yen in grant aid to UNICEF and on December 18, 2003, an exchange of notes took place in Kabul, between Mr. Kinichi Komano, Ambassador to Afghanistan on the Japanese side, and Dr.
POL-E KHOMRI, 10 December (IRIN) - Mohammad Amin had to knock on many official doors during his struggle to regain his farmland after it was confiscated by a local commander in his village of Kaylahgay in the northeastern Baghlan Province. "After several months of endeavour, I had to stop trying to get my land back, when the final person I was referred to was the commander who took my land in the first place," the 40-year-old farmer told IRIN in Pol-e Khomri, the capital of Baghlan Province.
With the cold of the approaching winter threatening vulnerable Afghans, a number of humanitarian organisations are reducing their staff, or pulling out of western Afghanistan due to a lack of funding. While some have already departed, others have announced plans to depart before the new year.
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
69th Meeting (AM & PM)
The General Assembly today called on all Afghan groups to respect the authority of and support the Transitional Administration, and called on donors to respect their commitments made at the Tokyo International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan, as it discussed the situation in that country and adopted, without a vote, a related resolution