Afghanistan

Cover of Disaster Risk Reduction in Afghanistan: Status Report 2020
The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Afghanistan under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights progress and challenges associated with ensuring coherence among the key global frameworks at the national level; and makes recommendations for strengthening overall disaster risk management (DRM) governance by government institutions and stakeholders at national and local levels.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) organized a regional workshop to identify entry points for enhanced integration of DRR into humanitarian programming in both recurrent and protracted crisis settings.
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The head of UNDRR, Mami Mizutori, today announced a new urban resilience programme for Central Asia supported by the Euroopean Commission at a DRR Conference in Dushanbe,Tajikistan
Participants from eight SAARC countries took part in the regional workshop.
UNDRR is supporting the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) maintain and protect their development gains by strengthening their ability to develop, implement and monitor coherent disaster risk reduction strategies.

A long-lasting conflict and recurrent disasters in the cities have kept the county underdeveloped in Afghanistan. Rapid urbanisation and climate change would put more challenges to urban communities. In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in

Participants from several Arab States at a recent workshop share experiences on national strategy development
Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan share significant progress on their path to developing disaster risk reduction strategies while Afghanistan presents a fast-track solution that they hope can be a model for other countries in the region.
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Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Human Settlements Program - Afghanistan
Kabul
From left: Ali Nazar Nazari, Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Mohammed Qaseem Haidari, Afghanistan Deputy Minister, and Sarat Panda, DRR Advisor
The Afghan delegation attending the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today revealed their plans to have a National Platform for DRR in place later this year.

This situation report introduces an event summary on the 2015 Badakshan earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It then presents historical background of previous earthquakes in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the casualties and damages associated with them, as