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05 Jun 2015 description
Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance, finds IDMC report.
07 Nov 2013 description
During previous disasters, some of the worst-affected areas were cut off from aid for weeks. Responses were further undermined by incoherence among aid agencies.
23 Jul 2012 description
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to mount while financial resources to respond are declining, as reflected in funding to actions coordinated in the 2012 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) and contributions to the Emergency Response Fund. Funding shortfalls are most likely to...
25 Apr 2012 description
Through an emergency humanitarian assistance operation, WFP is addressing food shortages affecting drought-affected communities in 14 northern provinces of Afghanistan. In Jawzjan province, WFP has worked with the local Community Development Council to identify those who most required assistance,...
25 Mar 2012 description
Key Messages Wheat prices are high in all major markets in spite of the recent months' slight decrease. Reduced domestic wheat harvest is a cause for concern for the food security situation, expecially for the low income households in north western areas and in urban areas. Drought,...
18 Feb 2012 description
report Save the Children
Following reports that at least 28 children living in camps near Kabul have already died because of freezing temperatures, Save the Children is warning that even more could die from cold in what is Afghanistan's worst winter for 15 years. The children’s charity has launched a rapid response...
31 Jan 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Some 6,000 people newly displaced in January due to conflict and security, down from last month. 45% increase in conflict induced IDP’s compared to January 2011 Avalanches kill 43 people and injure 65 in Badakhshan and kill two people in Daykundi Humanitarian Coordinator launches the...
28 Jan 2012 description
Kabul, 28 January 2012 - The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) in Afghanistan has called for US$437 million for humanitarian preparedness and response in the country. A launch event held today in Kabul was officiated by the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Michael Keating, under the auspices of His...
18 Jan 2012 description
Heavy snow and avalanches in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous province of Badakhshan are severely hampering efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by disasters in the north-east of the country. OCHA has dispatched two of its staff to the region where they are in close...
17 Jan 2012 description
report IRIN
KABUL, 17 January 2012 (IRIN) - Avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan have cut off tens - if not hundreds - of thousands of people already at risk of hunger due to drought, opening the door to a potential humanitarian crisis if aid cannot reach them, says a provincial official. "If the snow...
18 Nov 2011 description
report Save the Children
More than 2 million Afghans are at risk of hunger and many are bracing to be stranded for months without help as the country prepares for a harsh winter, Save the Children and Oxfam warned today. The agencies called for a redoubling of the aid effort to reach people in need before the onset of...
18 Oct 2011 description
17 October 2011 – With winter approaching, the top Afghan agricultural official said more than the usual 30 per cent of the population is expected to fall under the poverty line due to a poor harvest spurred by dry conditions, rising food prices and instability. “Afghanistan harvested 28 per...
04 Oct 2011 description
The Humanitarian Country Team in Afghanistan has called for US$142 million to help the Government provide life-saving assistance to an estimated 3 million people affected by drought in 14 provinces in the north, north east and west of the country. A launch event held today in Kabul was officiated by...
31 Aug 2011 description
Statement on the drought in Afghanistan produced by a group of NGOs, including Afghanaid. Statement released 31 August 2011. Limited rain and snow fall in 2010/2011 has resulted in drought conditions across Afghanistan’s north, north-east and west. This has led to massive losses in the rainfed...