AfD's December Newsletter highlights our activities and achievements during the last trimester of 2020. We take this opportunity to extend our Holiday Greetings and to wish you a peaceful and healthy New Year 2021.
The Governments of Canada and Bangladesh, in partnership with the Government of Japan and with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a virtual event for the launch of a Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Year of Action taking place on December 14, 2020.
For the annual international campaign "16 Days of Activism" against gender-based violence, the United Nations once again called to "Orange the world". From November 25 to December 10, the challenge was to fill the funding gap and to collect the data necessary to adapt and improve support services provided to women and girls. Through the slogan "Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!", various issues were addressed throughout this campaign by humanitarian and development actors. As the 16 Days of Activism is today coming to an end, Action for Development asks: what do we know about gender-based violence in Afghanistan?
Afghanistan experienced its first snowfall of the year, today, in Mazar-e-Sharif. Colder weather is expected to hit the country between January and February 2021.
Under the no-cost extension of the SUN Pooled Fund Project Afghanistan, Action for Development (AfD) developed a project to train CHWs in Family MUAC in 5 provinces in Afghanistan – Panjsher, Kabul, Dykundi, Bamyan, Jawzjan – selecting several districts in each province where training in Family MUAC will be provided to caregivers and female Community health workers (CHWs)