On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
As Afghanistan prepares for presidential elections and the withdrawal of international forces, insecurity continues to spread across the country, with a devastating impact on civilians.
UNAMA’s role in advancing human rights, supporting humanitarian access and promoting peace and reconciliation efforts must be strengthened – particularly as they relate to the agenda on women, peace and security in Afghanistan. It is critical that the significant gains that have been made in the last decade are not lost.
This briefing outlines the key concerns of civil society organizations in Afghanistan and puts forward suggested action for the consideration of UN Security Council members.