humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the surrounding region

first report, session 2001-02 by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. International Development Committee.

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StatementInternational Development Committee. Vol. 1, Report and proceedings of the Committee.
SeriesHouse of Commons papers -- 300-I, [HC]. [2001-2002] -- 300-I
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18605001M
ISBN 100215001079

Atia Abawi is a foreign news correspondent who was stationed for almost five years in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was born to Afghan parents in West Germany and was raised in the United States. She currently lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Conor Powell, and their son, where she covers stories unfolding in the Middle East and the surrounding areas.   A Third of Afghans Will Need Aid This Year, U.N. Says is the biggest appeal for humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, and the reason is the continuation . Five years after the Taliban seized power in Kabul, this issue of Humanitarian Exchange takes Afghanistan as its special feature. The country has all the ingredients of a quintessential humanitarian emergency: over two decades of brutal civil war, abetted both by the West and by regional powers, which has impoverished most of the country; a repressive, abusive and unaccountable regime. Divided into three republics of the former Soviet Union, the valley is ethnically diverse and in the early 21st century was the scene of ethnic conflict.A large triangular valley in what is an often dry part of Central Asia, the Fergana owes its fertility to two rivers, the Naryn and the Kara Darya, which run from the east, joining near Namangan, forming the Syr Darya nates: 40°54′03″N 71°45′28″E / °N .

  Afghanistan's neighbouring countries, Iran and Pakistan, are already home to around 4m refugees who fled the Soviet-Afghan war of Since September, says . As the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region escalates, the question of a possible humanitarian intervention is gaining increasing urgency. Many argue that there is a moral imperative to act in such cases, but others avoid using the word "genocide" for fear of compelling intervention. Humanitarian intervention is the one of the most critical concepts with respect to legality and legitimacy. Although, there is no common definitions, theorists or international community defines. large areas of territory. And a refugee crisis bigger than any since World War II is affecting the MENA region, Europe, and beyond, straining economies and social systems. Given the significant political polarization, economic inequality, and rapid population growth in the region, these conflicts are unlikely to dissipate anytime Size: 1MB.

WFP has so far successfully averted a famine in Afghanistan but, like the humanitarian crisis, the Agency's massive logistics operation continues. Its latest, and perhaps toughest, challenge is to seek out isolated pockets of extreme hunger in the Afghan mountains. Some four million Pakistanis have been caught in a human rights and humanitarian crisis that has gripped northwest Pakistan since , when the Pakistani Taleban asserted themselves in the seven 'agencies' that comprise the federally administered Tribal areas (FATA).   Refugee crisis requires a humanitarian response response to the massive refugee crisis facing the whole of the continent, much of it driven by our interventions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan.   Whatever form the military assault being prepared by the US and its allies against Afghanistan takes, a humanitarian crisis is already under way .

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There are three basic reasons for this: 1) there is a humanitarian crisis within Afghanistan with up to million people at risk of starvation; 2) the U.S. and its allies want to make clear that Author: Roberta Cohen. Afghanistan: Weekly Humanitarian Update (10 February – 16 February ) Afghanistan: Drought and Flash Floods Emergency Appeal n° MDRAF EPoA update n° 4.

Latest Infographics / Maps. AFGHANISTAN: ICCT Quarterly Pipeline Tracking Report (February - April ) Afghanistan WASH Cluster Monthly Report and Stock Updates for January Afghanistan is a facing a complex humanitarian crisis, stemming from the many challenges that have confronted Afghanistan over the past four decades.

The saga of Afghanistan as a vulnerable nation. I'm the acting assistant administrator in USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Response. We provide disaster relief and food aid around the world. And I'm here to brief you on what we see as a worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

We are fearful that there is risk of either a major refugee migration or possibly a major famine in Afghanistan. Humanitarian Operational Presence and Operational Capacity.

Assessments Interactive Dashboard Interactive visualisation on humanitarian assessments in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Spatial Data Center +2, static maps, interactive maps, daily flood forecast, avalanches, earthquake monitoring and humanitarian access incidents.

After decades of civil war and years of drought, Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian crisis of "stunning proportions" according to the United Nations. USAID support the Afghan government to ensure humanitarian assistance gets to the most vulnerable communities.

USAID leads U.S. government humanitarian assistance efforts in Afghanistan by: Supporting targeted responses to meet humanitarian and food assistance needs of conflict and disaster affected populations. Afghanistan has been in protracted conflict for almost thirty five years, which has seriously hampered poverty reduction and development, strained the fabric of society and depleted its coping mechanisms.

HRPs are the result of OCHA’s work with humanitarian partners around the world to identify the most critical humanitarian needs, plan. Massive displacement has plagued Afghanistan for years, beginning with the Soviet invasion in That conflict kindled two decades of war.

When the. Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan. Not a shot has been fired–yet–at Afghanistan’s Taliban, but the country’s beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia’s pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

returning families feel a degree of safety from ongoing clashes in the region. (Derived from Afghanistan HRP – Quarter 1 report) Highlights Afghanistan is currently facing an escalating humanitarian crisis with the staggering influx of Afghan refugees from Pakistan. UNHCR and IOM estimate that.

Humanitarian Action for Children - Afghanistan -pregnant women and children under 5 years benefitted from standby capacity for. Humanitarian Challenges in Afghanistan. Another worrying prospect is an underfunded government only able to respond to a humanitarian crisis in one or two sectors like Emergency Food.

What caused the current crisis in Afghanistan. Since the international community withdrew numerous humanitarian and security operations inAfghanistan has struggled with a declining economy and dwindling security. In Octobera massive earthquake destroyed thousands of homes, killed hundreds of people and displaced many more.

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN, Integrated Regional Information Networks) is an independent, non-profit news agency focusing on humanitarian stories in regions that are often forgotten, under-reported, misunderstood or ignored.

Until 1 JanuaryIRIN was a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Founded: Nairobi (). While the international community has provided some assistance to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, some members simultaneously are fueling the war.

Moreover, U.N. sanctions imposed. Giselle Lopez wrote "Responsibility to Protect at a Crossroads: The Crisis in Libya" as part of the Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.

The research essay was first published in Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity (Humanity in Action Press ). The complete book is available for purchase on Amazon. The humanitarian consequences of the conflict are widespread within Syria and throughout the region.

Four years ago, the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg pledged NOK 10 billion over four years ( – ) to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries.

In spite of its rich reserves, Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Beyond poverty levels, Afghanistan is also one of the world’s largest and complex humanitarian decades of constant armed conflict, frequent natural disasters and ensuing mass displacements weaken its population’s resilience.

Challenges facing agriculture and food security. Based in Ethiopia, she travels extensively throughout eastern and central Africa.

Earlier this year she travelled to Afghanistan with Concern in order to document the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

It is June an email comes in about the Irish agency Concern stepping up their operations in Afghanistan. The book is definitely an eye-opener and quite a fair (in my opinion) evaluation of some development and humanitarian work done so far.

I found it really interesting and informative. Still, as always, when reading any one-sided opinion, also this time, I have missed some positive examples, just to make the entire judgement a bit more balanced.4/5(78).

War in Afghanistan (–present) Part of the larger Afghanistan conflict, and the Global War on Terrorism: Clockwise from top-left: British Royal Marines take part in the clearance of Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province; two F/A strike fighters conduct combat missions over Afghanistan; an anti-Taliban fighter during an operation to secure a compound in Helmand Province; a French Location: Afghanistan.

Mounting humanitarian crisis in wake of Pakistan-Afghanistan quake By Oscar Grenfell 29 October Tens of thousands of people in the most remote and impoverished areas of Author: Oscar Grenfell. Children in the world’s youngest nation are enduring a deepening crisis.

Since the outbreak of fighting inhumanitarian needs in South Sudan have escalated to alarming levels and million people have been forced to flee their homes. GET MORE FACTS. Uganda – a country already hosting more than 1 million refugees – has been.

The Afghan humanitarian crisis is the result of 20 years of civil war, now made dramatically worse by Afghanistan's most devastating drought in its history. The UN has estimated that there are million people inside of Afghanistan who are at risk from famine and that the food deficit is something over two million tons short of what.

Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP): The IOM Humanitarian Assistance Programme responds to the emergency and recovery needs of natural disaster-affected communities across major aim is to save lives and prevent further displacement.

HAP addresses immediate humanitarian needs through the distribution of Non-Food Items (NFIs) and Emergency Shelter. Humanitarian Intervention: Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Rwanda By Timothy Stacey Tuesday, June 1, On Tuesdays at the TELOSscope blog, we reach back into the archives and highlight an article whose critical insights continue to illuminate.

population exacerbates the humanitarian crisis which has become more intense and more geographically extensive, as conflict has spread in The Conflict Afghanistan’s security situation has dramatically deteriorated following the drawdown of international forces.

National Security Forces are stretched as they engage with non-stateFile Size: 6MB. Humanitarian Invasion is the first book of its kind: a ground-level inside account of what development and humanitarianism meant for Afghanistan, a country touched by international aid like no other.

Relying on Soviet, Western, and NGO archives, interviews with Soviet advisers and NGO workers, and Afghan sources, Timothy Nunan forges a vivid Cited by:   European Community Humanitarian Organisation, ECHO, Alain Robyns, Representative for Afghanistan, ECHO, E-7 Islamabad, Fax.

1. CRISIS OVERVIEW Conflict Afghanistan has been subject to a protracted and complex crisis for over 35 years with great humanitarian distress as a direct consequence. The conflict has its roots in the war against the Soviet Union since late s during which time Islamic extremism was not only tolerated but promoted in Afghanistan and the region.

The ongoing crisis in Afghanistan once again draws the Western world's attention to an obscure area of the globe. The current emergency combines a massive humanitarian crisis with civil war, a situation that has become regrettably common in the late 20th and early 21st by: in conflict-driven humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, this plan represents a tighter focus on life-saving assistance than in previous years.

While chronic needs are everywhere in Afghanistan, these are better addressed through multi-year programming and have been excluded from this Size: 9MB.