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27 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces approximately 438,000 Afghans from January 1–December 19, 2017

• GoA, humanitarian agencies to address winter needs of 78,000 households

• Afghanistan HRP requests $430 million to assist approximately 2.8 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Dec 2017 description

What is harsh weather?

• Harsh weather conditions are defined as any extreme weather event associated with winter storms that may have one or more of the following elements:

• Snow

• Strong winds

• Extreme low temperature

• Heavy rainfall/flooding

• Fire

28 Nov 2017 description

Highlights**

  • “Integrated Context Analysis” tool to rank vulnerability launched.

  • Women in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) receive livestock management training.

  • Roll-out WFP’s stunting prevention model.

  • Punjab food safety laboratories assessed to meet food rules and regulations.

  • WFP supporting FAO on cash-based transfers.

  • Community Based Disaster Risk Management – preparedness training updates.

Operational Updates

07 Nov 2017 description

The Natural Disasters Consortium (NDC) comprising IOM, FAO, UNICEF, ACTED and HANDS works across the country implementing preparedness, response and recovery interventions. Through multi-sector activities, the NDC works towards building communities’ resilience to future shocks by enhancing household skills, spearheading community initiatives and empowering beneficiaries to reconstruct in a sustainable manner.

During 2017, the NDC implemented the following Response and Preparedness activities:

05 Nov 2017 description

1. General Overview:

  • I. During the last winter season (2016/2017), 33 out of 34 provinces were affected by extreme weather conditions that included heavy snowfall, avalanches and rain related disasters.

  • II. According to OCHA, from January to August 2017, there have been 144 persons killed and 125 injured due to natural disasters, with almost 50,000 persons affected in total, mostly by floods. More than 12,000 were affected by avalanches or heavy snowfall.

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

On the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, celebrated on 12 October on the initiative of the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), ACTED Tajikistan teams shared some thoughts to relate about their activities in the country to prevent water-related disasters.

10 Oct 2017 description

UN report says natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific without action on disaster resilience

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

01 Sep 2017 description

Situation Overview

In keeping with previous years, humanitarian response has continued to be defined by conflict in the first half of 2017 with equally unacceptably high numbers of civilian casualties (‐1 percent) and a steady rise in armed clashes (+4 percent) if compared to the same period last year, despite an overall reduction in displacement (‐15 percent).

25 Aug 2017 description

Executive Summary

Pakistan potentially faces a major climate change challenge. A concerted effort by the government and civil society at all levels is required to mitigate these threats.

09 Aug 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broke the record of many years in Baluchistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Baluchistan from 17 to 22 January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and called for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Baluchistan. Government also requested PRCS to support affected population.

25 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Afghanistan is vulnerable to a number of natural hazards, including earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides and avalanches, as well as hazards arising from human interaction. Among low income countries, Afghanistan is second only to Haiti in terms of the number of fatalities caused by natural disasters between 1980 and 2015. In the last few years, however, the Afghan Government has increasingly understood how the consequences of extreme weather events and disasters add to existing security risks.

19 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Jul 2017 description
report GFDRR

Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation, resulting in the frequent loss of lives, livelihoods, and property. Since 1980, disasters caused by natural hazards have affected 9 million people causing over 20,000 fatalities.

10 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

This brief summarises the impact of climate change and natural hazards on energy production in Afghanistan, which is dominated by hydro power generation, including future competition for water resources and a range of long-term climate phenomena such as temperature rising, flooding, water scarcity, landslides and earthquakes.

It also outlines World Bank action plans for managing these disaster risks, including an analysis of DRM frameworks, strategic planning, and prospects for renewable energy production and energy system resilience.

06 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Afghanistan is highly prone to intense and recurring natural hazards such as flooding, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, and droughts due to its geographical location and years of environmental degradation, resulting in the frequent loss of lives, livelihoods, and property. Since 1980, disasters caused by natural hazards have affected 9 million people causing over 20,000 fatalities.

10 Jun 2017 description

Chapter 1

Provincial Disaster Management Authority

To cater to the challenges and manage the disaster in more professional manner, the Provincial Disaster Management Commission (PDMC) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) were established. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established PDMC and PDMA on 27 October, 2008 to promote swift and better disaster preparedness and management within the province.