Humanitarian

  • A House Divided: Can Afghan Elites resolve their differences in the pursuit of peace?

    This report examines the range of views held by key members of the Afghan political elite about future prospects for peace, how these views compare to those held by civil society and women rights activists, and how they might be consolidated into a coherent platform in order to enable a common voice in negotiations with the Taliban. The report draws on 20 qualitative, semi-structured, in-depth interviews with representative from across the political spectrum and civil society in Afghanistan (six of whom were women) carried out in Kabul between mid-December 2019 and mid-February 2020.

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  • Survey of The Afghan People on The Intra-Afghan Peace Negotiations

    By Maryam Baryalay and Nasim Sadat of Social Research and Analysis Organisation; The survey of the Afghan people on the intra-Afghan peace process was conducted to explore the position of the Afghan population on key points and principal issues relating to the peace talks. The Afghan peace process has been lengthy and arduous, marked by breakthroughs, talks, derailments, and the collapse of talks ever since it unofficially began in 2008/9. Despite repeated impasses in the process, efforts continued in one way or another to build trust between the US and the Taliban, as well as between the Afghan government and the Taliban. In October 2018 the US government decided to engage in direct talks with the Taliban for the first time—a long-standing demand of the movement. After several rounds of talks over a period of 16 months, both sides finally reached an agreement in February 2020. The agreement contained four provisions: (1) halting attacks against US troops and interests by the Taliban, (2) reduction and withdrawal of US troops phasewise from Afghanistan, (3) releasing or swapping Afghan prisoners on both sides, and (4) starting intra-Afghan peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.2

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  • Provincial Women’s Networks Perspectives and Recommendations for Intra-Afghan Negotiations

    Following the historic National Consultative Peace Jirga, which endorsed the release of the remaining 400 Taliban prisoners, all milestones for beginning the Intra-Afghan negotiations are achieved. Now no side has any excuse for delaying the negotiations. We, the members of Provincial Women’s Network from 15 provinces of Afghanistan, would like to encourage both the government and the Taliban to respect the call of Jirga delegates for beginning the negotiations as soon as possible...

    PDF icon Provincial Women's Networks Perspectives and Recommendations.pdf
  • Distant Dreams - Understanding the aspirations of Afghan returnees

    This report is based on 56 iinterviews with returnees from Iran, Pakistan and Europe. The research reveals returnees’ aspirations and hopes for their future, including psychosocial challenges when reintegrating and how those suffering from more severe psychosocial conditions after return have also considered re-migration as a solution.The report was commissioned and led by MMC Asia and carried out by Seefar.

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  • Returns and Displacment in Afghanistan - BAAG Policy Position Paper autumn 2018

    BAAG is pleased to present its autumn 2018 Policy Position Paper on Returns and Displacment in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has experienced unprecedented levels of returns in recent years and, compounded by exponential rises in internal displacement, the situation now constitutes a major humanitarian crisis. Through the input of several national and international organisations operating in/ on Afghanistan this paper offers an insight into the challenges facing Afghans residing in host countries and their subsequent return to Afghanistan.

    PDF icon Returns & Displacement Position Paper - Autumn 2018.pdf
  • Fragile Future: The human cost of conflict in Afghanistan

     Emmanuel Tronc and Anaide Nahikian presents 'Fragile Future: The human cost of conflict in Afghanistan', part of the Humanitarian Action at the Frontlines field analysis series. Fragile Futures examines the humanitarian, political, societal, and economic dimensions that make the protracted conflict in Afghanistan intractable and precarious for civilian populations. The report is based on field visits to numerous regions in Afghanistan in July 2018—which included interviews and consultations with a variety of actors, including political stakeholders, humanitarian agencies, and populations affected by conflict—as well as a review of recent and relevant literature.  The purpose of this analysis is to (1) provide a current assessment of the conflict, drawing from field interviews and an indepth assemblage of various reports and resources, (2) examine the interconnected and interdependent interests fueling the conflict, and (3) suggest that if these dynamics persist in the way they have for decades, recent elections and peace talks will represent yet another setback for Afghan communities and a peaceful future for the country. 

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  • Building Resilience in Afghanistan

    PDF icon Building Resilience in Afghanistan_Geneva Conference position paper.pdf
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Afghanistan in May 2017

    Our monthly review of the key news from Afghanistan.

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