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Training of Trainers for the Afghanistan Inter-Sectoral Rapid Assessment Form (RAF)

by James St John Cox on 22 Oct 2013




(Kabul, Afghanistan 22 October) More than 70 staff members of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), OCHA and IOM from all corners of Afghanistan will today participate in a joint OCHA/IOM training of trainers on the new Afghanistan Inter-Sectoral Rapid Assessment Form (RAF).

The humanitarian community appeals for US $ 471 million in assistance for Afghanistan in 2013

by Javed Khan on 27 Jan 2013

The humanitarian community appeals for US $ 471 million in assistance for Afghanistan in 2013.

Kabul, 27 January 2013 - The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is marked by acutely low humanitarian indicators: every day 165 children under 5 lose their lives and a pregnant woman dies every 2 hours.

Afghanistan: More than 2 million people at risk of cold, disease and malnutrition

by Javed Khan on 02 Jan 2013

Aid organizations have warned that more than 2 million people in Afghanistan are at risk from cold, disease and malnutrition this winter, and are ramping up efforts to help vulnerable families prepare for the cold weather over the next few months. 

August 2012, a deadly month for Afghan civilians

by Javed Khan on 14 Oct 2012

August 2012 was one of the deadliest month for civilians since UNAMA Human Rights began recording civilian casualties, with 374 civilians killed and 581 injured. The month of Ramadan was dominated by large-scale,

After Years of Decline, Polio Cases in Afghanistan Triple in a Year

by Javed Khan on 14 Oct 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan — It has often been called the polio cease-fire.

In a country where insurgents have for years attacked and killed people working for the government or the international community, a small army of vaccination teams connected to both has, year after year, fanned out through some of Afghanistan’s most dangerous areas, quietly and mostly safely.

Real security in Afghanistan depends on people's basic needs being met

by Javed Khan on 01 Oct 2012

The message from May's Nato summit in Chicago was that the Afghans would not again be abandoned by the international community, as they were in the early 1990s.