Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Appeal 2006-2007 No. MAAAF001 Report 2006-2007

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This report covers the period of 01/01/06 to 31/12/06 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

Major funding was received in May and all activities planned for 2006, except under the humanitarian values (HV)/Marastoons programme, were implemented in the first six months, albeit in a scaled-down form. Funding for the HV/Marastoons programme was confirmed in August, therefore only one of the three planned activities was implemented. Activities under the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Commission (ECHO) project (Disaster Management) commenced in late August and will continue to the first half of 2007.

Throughout the year, programme implementation was hampered by the rise in insurgencies, especially in the Kandahar province in the south, preventing programme managers from undertaking monitoring and evaluation visits to the field. This resulted in some programme activities being stopped in the early part of the year, such as the emergency mobile units and youth volunteer activities in the southern provinces.

The original budget for 2006 was CHF 5.7 million. As the budget approval only came during the middle of the year, the budget was revised down to CHF 4.9 million. The year ended with the Afghanistan delegation receiving a total contribution of CHF 5.3 million.

Health
Disaster
management
Organizational
development
Humanitarian
values
Total
Expenditure as %
of totalfunding
84%
69%
80%
60%
78%
Funding coverage
of original 2006 budget
79%
202%
83%
42%
48%
Funding coverage
of revised 2006 budget
105%
128%
118%
72%
106%
Expenditure as % of
revised 06 budget
89%
88%
94%
42%
83%
Current funding coverage (1) of 2007 budget
20%
15%
24%
77%
21%

Goal: With support from the Secretariat, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) will continue to make a contribution to the priorities of the Manila Action Plan and the Millennium Development Goals through its health and disaster management programmes. This is particularly with regard to reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases through its clinics and community-based first aid activities, and also through the preparedness and response activities within the disaster management programme.

Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 11.95 million (USD 9.65 million or EUR 7.35 million), out of which 44% is covered.

Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: South Asia Regional Appeal 2006-2007 (MAA52001)

No. of people we help: A total of 2,235,500 people benefited directly and indirectly from International Federation programme interventions in 2006. Assistance will be provided to an estimated 2,542,525 people through activities planned for 2007.

Our Partners: In addition to the ARCS, the delegation in Afghanistan is also working with the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) on a disaster management project.

Note:

(1) Figures taken as of 31 March 2007.

For further information please contact:

Afghanistan Red Crescent Society: Fatima Gailani, President; email: fatigli@yahoo.com; Mobile: +93 79 385 533

International Federation Country Delegation in Afghanistan: Davood Pourkhanali, Head of Delegation; email: davood.pourkhanali@ifrc.org; Mobile: +93 70 274 881; Fax: +87 33 8228 0534

International Federation South Asia Regional Delegation in India: Anitta Underlin, Head of Regional Delegation; email: anitta.underlin@ifrc.org; Telephone: +91 11 2411 1125; Fax: +91 11 2411 1128

International Federation Secretariat in Geneva: Hiroto Oyama, Regional officer, Asia Pacific Department; email: hiroto.oyama@ifrc.org; Telephone: +41 22 730 4273; Fax: +41 22 733 0395 or Gokce Balcik; email: gokce.balcik@ifrc.org; Telephone: +41 22 730 4429; Fax: +41 22 733 0395

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