Select Committee on International Development Minutes of Evidence


SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES AS AT 30 NOVEMBER 2001 (NB Programmes are subject to change due to the variable security situation and to bureaucratic delays)

Agency Locations Programme description Personnel Pre-positioned supplies
Save the ChildrenPAKISTAN
North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Shelter, Camps, Health Education, Children with partners. 5 international.
30 national.
Distribution with partner 1-2,500 quilts, 6,000 jerry cans, 500 tents, 500 sets Children's clothes, 3,000 hygiene kits and with partner 2-2,500 quilts.
Balkh, Samangan and Sar-I-Pol.
12 mobile clinics.
Health—gen pop 80,000.
5 international.200 tents, 1,000 quilts, 2 WHO health kits, 2,500 sets children's clothing. 1 WHO health kit, 1,410 quilts and 20 tents.
  Mazar-I-Sharif. Food>6,000 children. Shelter. 2 supplementary feeding centres with partner. Remobilising local team in Mazar and scaling up 4 international staff.   
  Tajikistan/cross border. Assessment 10-15,000 people. Support—shelter, education, children. Local staff team in recruitment.  
  Kandahar. Shelter with partner for distribution.     
If circumstances allow extend to Afghanistan.
Emergency relief. Tents for up to 10,000 families, blankets, mats, quilts, cooking and other non-food items for 50,000 families. Health and nutrition. 6 international staff.  
  Afghanistan subject to access and security constraints. Non-food items. Health, Water and Sanitation. Food for children.     
  Existing camps in Pakistan. Material for 1,700 mud houses, sanitation for vulnerable. Education. Food for children.     
  Southern Afghanistan. Support to partner to supply 235 MT food for 15,000 people.     
  Balkh, Kandahar and Kabul in Afghanistan. Support to supply emergency food and shelter.     
FOCUSKhorog (Tajikistan) Islamabad (Pakistan) offices Field offices-Kabul Mazar, Pul-I-Khumri Faizabad, Ishkashem, Baharak, the Panjsheer, Darwaz, Shegnan and Wakhan in Badakshan. Livestock

Sanitation with partner Fuel distribution. Food distribution.
Non-food distribution.
High energy food distribution.
Assessments and food distribution for people in Panjsheer-1500 MT.
Pul-I-Khumri-33 (during distribution temps are hired)

Staff waiting at Anjuman pass covered with 1.5 metres of snow to cross and distribute food to 200,000 people.
CORDKabul and Logar provinces Emergency relief for up to 8,000 families 8 male national, Kabul 3 male international and 1 female international-
210 MT various food commodities in Kabul.

210 MT wheat in Pakistan.
  Khak-I-Jabbar district in Kabul Province Balkh Province Food for work

Planned Emergency relief
1 male international + 2 males on standby Utilising 300 MT WFP Wheat
None but office established in Termez, Uzbekistan.
TEARFUNDOperational Chaman/Quetta Warehousing and PHE sectors-awaiting full registration and confirmation. 1 Islamabad
1-seconded to UNHCR
  Partner-led Takhar/Badakshan Water supply and flood control-FFWPartner staff Co-ordinated by partner
  Shamshatoo & Akora Khattak camps (Pakistan) Fuel distribution, construction & mgmt, 6000 shelters, support food distribution Partner staffCo-ordinated by partner
  Kabul Province Food, non-food items, shelter for 4,000 Partner staffCo-ordinated by partner
CAREKabul, Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Gardez, Khost, Herat, Kandahar, Zabul, Wardak

Shomali Valley, Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Gardez, Kabul
Kabul water for 250,000
120,000 agricultural livelihoods.
Education-23,000. 1,200,000-food for work

Emergency programmes-housing reconstruction-70,000 Winter relief, food and non-food for 700,000 Emergency cash for work infrastructure and rehabilitation for 100,000
TOTAL: 495

Male: 405
Female: 85

Total: 359
Male: 281
Female: 78
In Kabul, Maidan, Ghazni, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Khost.

Total: 138
Male: 128
Female: 10
(of which 8 are international-6 male and 2 female)
Non-food items (except blankets) for 8,000 families in warehouse in Peshawar.
Procurement for a further 12,000 families.
4,500 MT of wheat in Peshawar.

2 months food rations @USD 1 million being procured.

WORLD VISIONFrom neighbouring countries Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) Funding for partner.Staging office outside Afghanistan.
Logistics teams are currently positioned in Mashad, Quetta and Islamabad.
  Western Afghanistan Food, non-food items. Blankets, plastic sheets, cook sets, tents, winter fuel, soap, cloth for clothes, water containers, materials for quilts currently being distributed. All field personnel are the responsibility of the partner.   
  HeratWFP food distribution due to start December. 1 international in Herat currently.
Expected 2 international in Herat.
3,000 MT Wheat provided by WFP to feed 6,000 families for one month.
     Distribution of 38 MT of non food items: 11,000 blankets, 2,400 plastic sheets, 1,000 kitchen sets, 1,000 water containers and 1,000 hygiene kits Responsibility of partner.  
  Western Afghanistan Distribution of 49,000 hygiene kits
Distribution of tents and blankets due to start December
Responsibility of partner.
49,000 of hygiene kits including soap, sanitary material for women
1,650 family-size tents, 1,650 ground sheets and 8,250 warm blankets
  Southern Afghanistan Funding and goods with partner.
2,800 family packs
(5 blankets, 3 water containers, cooking utensils, plastic floor matting and soap)
Field personnel all responsibility of partner.   
  Location to be decided
Jalalabad region
500 family tents.
Distribution of 500 family tents
Distribution of 2,000 family food parcels to most vulnerable
1 male-in Pakistan
Local partner
500 family sized tents

2,000 family food parcels
  Takhar and Kunduz regions Distribution of non-food itemsPartner 5 containers of non-food items (clothing, cooksets, blankets etc)
  Location to be decided within Afghanistan Provision of boots for 22,000 peopleTo be determined   
MERLINPianjPrimary Health Care and Vaccination +/- 12 national staff of mixed gender and 2 female international 3 health kits
10,000/3 mths + various log and watsan equipment
  Taloqan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Samangan Primary health care in up to 4 health centres per district Between 5 and 10 international and +50 national staff of mixed gender 10 health kits + various log and watsan equipment
OCKENDENBadghis440 MT wheat delivered to Morghab.
200 MT delivered to Kushk-e-Kuna
33In Pakistan: distributed 20,000 quilts
  HeratNFI distribution (500 people).
Community development programme
33In Iran: (no figs. Available) have stocks of:
Tents, blankets, quilts, cooking sets, jerry cans other NFI-funds available for purchase based on orders from Afghanistan teams.
  Nimroz1,246 MT wheat and NFI for 50,000 people (Zaranj and Chaghansor districts) imminent start 10WFP agrees for 3,739 MT wheat
  GhazniClosed due to insecurity. Was working until Oct. constructing 300+ shelters.
NFI distribution at Mile 56 camp
  Also: Border camps   Iran team
1 international
AFGHANAIDPakistan border 3 potential campsites for UNHCR no further action as UNHCR will allocate any establishment of these to other agencies linked to Pakistan govt. requirements 2 international
6 Pakistani
35 Afghan
all in Peshawar
None at present, about to purchase non-food items for transit when changes in funding are approved by key donor.
  Nangarhar, Kunar, Kabul provinces Currently identifying potential families for assistance who are living with host communities in these provinces to enable them to remain there rather than move to IDP camps with consequent security and other risks. 250 national in Badakhshan, Kunar and Ghor with some conducting surveys in Eastern Provinces   
  Badkhshan, Kunar, Ghor Will supply essential equipment inc. blankets, cooking and heating equipment etc. Regular programmes have continued with local staff inc. distribution of seed and fertiliser for next year.     
CHILD ADVOCACY INTERNATIONALNew Shamshatu and New Jalozai Afghan Refugee Camps Approx. 55 children and 10 pregnant mothers seen each day. Building in New Shamshatu just opened to provide hospital care. 2 male international
1 female national
1 female international
CHILDREN IN CRISISKabul Non-formal education support-materials and training.
6 street working children centres.
Support to orphanage.
Support to hospital.
20 national staff ranging from Psychosocial workers, engineers and teachers.   
  Iran-1 international
Pakistan-2 international
Herat-3 national partner
  Pak/Afg. border With ptr. 1 emergency response for Afg.
Refugees in Pakistan/IDPs in Afg.
Watsan eqpt. for 70,000 people delivered to border refugee sites to be transferred to Afg. where possible.
Staff from 10 local partner. organisations 5,000 tents being delivered and trucked up to Kabul over next mth. 400 confirmed delivered.

25,000 blankets to be trucked into Kabul.
  Pakistan/Afghanistan border 5,000 winter tents and 25,000 blankets in transit to Kabul for distribution in Western region. 1st convoy confirmed as arrived. Partners received. 4,000 jerrycans procured and to be transferred. Partner staff from 10 local partner. organisations manage the project. 5,000 tents being delivered and trucked up to Kabul over next mth. To date, 400 have been confirmed as arrived. 25,000 blankets pre-positioned and to be trucked into Kabul.
  Herat, Badghis Quick Emergency response-short term food relief (5,000 IDP families targeted, agricultural inputs to 1,200 farmers, credit to 600 vulnerable female-headed households). Local food traders identified and contracts secured for supp. food in Herat. Partner has large no. of staff in Herat and in sub-offices running the programme. Partner staff in Herat in close contact over implementation. Wheat for this programme coming from Heart WFP warehouse reported to have 6,000 MT supplies.

Supplementary foods being purchased from local traders and packed locally in Herat for distribution.
  Balkh, Kabul, Kandahar

Herat, Farah, Badghis

Makaki and Mile
46 camps, Nimroz
With Partner-emergency food assistance to vulnerable families-2 mths. Of food to 8,000 IDP families, shelter materials to 4,000 IDP families.

3 mths supply of food/non-food items to 2,400 IDP families.

With 2 partners-
emergency winter assistance of winter clothing for 10,000 IDPs.
Partner. have offices in all areas but security has restricted operationality. 50 staff returned to Kabul, the Balkh office remains staffed.
Staff have yet to return to Kandahar.
Ptr. staff are running project from Heart with support from ptr. Herat office staff.
Ptr staff handling project.
  Ghor-Tulak, Saghar, Farsi, Sharak. With partners.
drought relief.
WFP wheat & supp. food to 13,000 families.
Partners manage prog.1-Agency staff in region before 11 Sep.   

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