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Afghanistan 2014 Strategic Response Plan: Mid-Year Review - Report

Afghanistan Mid-Year Review 2014 - Strategic Response Plan

Prepared by the Inter-cluster Coordination Group for the Humanitarian Country Team

Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives 
Through a combination of essential humanitarian response interventions at least two million people have been reached with humanitarian aid in the form of health, WASH, shelter or food assistance.  In addition to responding to those communities known to be particularly vulnerable due to on-going conflict and interruption of critical basic service, emergency relief assistance was also provided to over 120,000 people following a month of heavy rains in April and May, which killed an estimated 175 people and destroyed over 8,000 homes. Due to effective prepositioning of emergency stocks, humanitarian actors were able to respond swiftly to the new emergency needs.
Strategic objective 1: Emergency health care and critical services are restored, or provided where there is limited access to them. 16 out of 20 planned new first aid posts were established, to treat civilian casualties of the conflict. Primary health care and referral services were provided to cover the needs of 482,000 people, of a planned 800,000, in areas where conflict has impeded coverage. 23 partners responded to high rates of malnutrition through 77 inpatient facilities, 374 severe acute malnutrition outpatient treatment sites and 564 moderate acute treatment sites.
Strategic objective 2: Essential services are provided to the conflict-affected. 1 million of a planned 1.7 million people received emergency food security assistance. Over 200,000 people of a planned 660,000 target gained access to safe drinking water. Emergency WASH assistance to displaced people and refugees was provided to 127,000 of a planned 220,000. Over 19,000 of a planned 27,000 people benefited from mine clearance.
Strategic objective 3: Prevent protection violations. 16 reports on protection issues or human rights violations were published. Mine action achieved considerable success in dealing with abandoned firing ranges and post-battle Early Remnants of War (ERWS) and cleared 19 firing ranges.  A comprehensive campaign on mine risk education, and increased advocacy and engagement on victim assistance began. Gender Based Violence (GBV) training sessions for law enforcement officials and medical personnel were conducted. Progress was made on the establishment of field-based protection and human rights alert systems.   
Strategic objective 4: Critical life-saving services are provided to natural disaster-affected. Emergency shelter and NFI kits were distributed to over 85,000 people affected by natural disasters. A further 11,000 people received emergency cash grants and temporary shelter solutions. The emergency shelter and NFI Cluster reached 37per cent of affected people targeted for the year. 230,000 of a planned 850,000 natural disaster affected people received recovery assistance from food security organisations.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
17 Сен 2014
Document type: 
Periodic Monitoring Report
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Public Information and Advocacy