Humanitarian

  • Displaced, Denied, Destroyed

    Rather than safe spaces for learning, schools in Afghanistan are increasingly becoming military, ideological and political battlegrounds. This briefing notes outlines how the international community and parties to the conflict in Afghanistan are neglecting and violating established commitments to protect students, teachers and educational facilities in armed conflict.

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  • Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018

    This reports looks at the global humanitarian situation in 2017, two years on since the World Humanitarian Summit.

    PDF icon GHA-Report-2018.pdf
  • UN Humanitarian Response Plan 2018-2021 (English)

    The 2018 – 2021 response plan prioritises humanitarian action to prevent loss of life in the areas of highest need, where conflict is typically the most intense. It reflects efforts to better distinguish between acute humanitarian needs arising from a sudden shock, and chronic needs generated from years of underdevelopment and poverty. Planned to dovetail with the One UN – One Programme for development, it allows for better signposting to the Afghan government and development partners’ those people for whom sustainable solutions are more appropriate.

    PDF icon afg_2018_humanitarian_response_plan_7.pdf
  • Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Plan 2018-2021 (Dari)

    The 2018 – 2021 response plan prioritises humanitarian action to prevent loss of life in the areas of highest need, where conflict is typically the most intense. It reflects efforts to better distinguish between acute humanitarian needs arising from a sudden shock, and chronic needs generated from years of underdevelopment and poverty. Planned to dovetail with the One UN – One Programme for development, it allows for better signposting to the Afghan government and development partners’ those people for whom sustainable solutions are more appropriate.

    PDF icon afg_2018_humanitarian_response_plan_dari_0.pdf
  • Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Plan 2018-2021 (Pashto)

    Over the next four years’ humanitarian partners will save lives and protect people affected by intensified conflict, natural disasters and cross-border population movement. Partners will promote the safety, dignity and equitable access of affected people to humanitarian aid. They will also seek more efficient and effective collaboration with development partners, in particular those part of the ‘One UN – One Programme’, and link short and long-term development programming.

    PDF icon afg_2018_humanitarian_response_plan_pashto.pdf
  • DFID Afghanistan Profile: July 2017

    This report is a profile created by DFID on Afghanistan. It explores issues such as why DFID has invested in Afghanistan, what the aid expects to achieve looking ahead, and other relavant issues pertainig to DFID's work in Afghanistan.

    PDF icon Policy paper-DFID Afghanistan Profile-July 2017.pdf
  • Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of humanatarian funding. It includes an annual analysis and it introduces important topics to support the reform of crisis-related financing. The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 supports official processes created to monitor progress and maintain momentum.

    PDF icon GHA-Report-2017-Full-report.pdf
  • Afghanistan in May 2017

    Our monthly review of the key news from Afghanistan.

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  • Transparency International: Collective Commitment to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies: Afghanistan Report

    This report presents findings from the Afghanistan case study for the Collective Resolution to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies (CREATE) initiative, led by Transparency International. The goal of the study was to produce an evidence base concerning corruption risks and prevention and mitigation measures in relation to the implementation of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. 

    PDF icon 2017_CREATE_Afghanistan_EN.pdf
  • SCA: Afghanistan's Road to Self-Reliance, March 2017

    The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, an INGO present in Afghanistan for decades, convened a conference in December 2016 to consider lessons learnt in security and development efforts. Incorporating offical reviews by the Danish and Norwegian governments of their interventions, and bringing Afghan development and rights actors to the stage, the conference explored civil-military lessons, as well as development and diplomacy interventions. This report captures the rich discussions and asks what better approaches might be considered going forwards.  

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  • USIP: The Afghan Refugee Crisis in 2016, February 2017

    During 2016, unprecedented numbers (hundreds of thousands) of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran returned to Afghanistan.  The Afghan government and aid agencies have struggled to support these people who add to another 1 million internally displaced people. This United States Institute of Peace report highlights the growing humanitarian crisis and security issues, as well as the economic strain faced by the returnees and state. 

    PDF icon USIP-The-Afghan-Refugee-Crisis-in-2016.pdf
  • UNOCHA: Humanitarian Overview 2017, January 2017

    With 2016 seeing a deepening and spreading of conflict in Afghanistan, the humanitarian needs of Afghans are increasing. UN OCHA estimates a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now totalling 9.3 million.The 8,397 civilian casualties in the first nine months of 2016 is the highest recorded, and included a 15% increase in child casualties compared to 2015. The country is facing increasing numbers of people on the move, reaching half a million in November - the highest number recorded to date. 56% of the displaced are children and face particular risks of abuse, and exploitation, as well as interrupted school attendance and harmful child labour.Magnifying this crisis of forced displacement, 2016 saw the unprecedented return of some 600,000 registered refugees and undocumented Afghans from Pakistan. After more than 30 years living in Pakistan, many have arrived into an unfamiliar country with few possessions, assets or social support networks.

    PDF icon OCHA Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017.pdf
  • WRN: Afghanistan's internally displaced women - complex realities, September 2016

    The Women's Regional Network documented the everyday realities of internally displaced Afghan women, as they cope with disrupted livelihoods, divided families and destroyed homesteads. WRN conducted a study among the IDP population in Kabul. Conversations with the IDP population reveals several shortfalls in the National Policy with regards to addressing the needs of longterm IDPs in Kabul. Their report highlights issues such as child labour, health and hygiene, and rights violations.  This report contains recommendations, as does the attached recommendations specific to the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in October 2016. 

    PDF icon WRN_Internally displaced womenSEPT2016_web.pdf, PDF icon WRN Afghanistan document for Brussels on IDP women.pdf
  • UNICEF: Humanitarian Sit Rep 3, October 2016

    Since OCHA launched its Returnees Flash Appeal in September, Unicef and other agencies have been responding to the staggering number of Afghans crossing back into the country from Pakistan, Iran and further afield. By early October, there are 7,400 people crossing the border every day.  Many require health and nutrition support, whilst education and child protection interventions are also a priority. 

    PDF icon UNICEF Afghanistan Humanitarian Situation Report #3 - 12 October 2016.pdf
  • Save the Children: Afghan Children Cannot Wait, September 2016

    Last year, half of the unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Europe were from Afghanistan, fleeing poverty, limited education and livelihood opportunities and violence. Unless the Afghan government invests in their future in Afghanistan, Save the Children is concerned that more children may decide to undertake the perilous journey of moving to Europe.As leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the future of Afghanistan, Save the Children calls on the Afghan government, the EU and international donors to step up their investment in the future of Afghan children. Despite progress over the last decade, progress remain fragile and could be undermined by the recent escalation of violence and displacements. It is time now to sustain and increase investment in health, education and protection.

    PDF icon SCUK Brussels conference on Afghanistan. Brief. Oct.2016.pdf

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