Drought conditions have increased the spread of epidemic-prone diseases such as acute watery diarrhoea, cholera and measles. In the first 7 weeks of 2017, over 6,000 cases and 65 deaths by AWD/cholera have been reported.
Via telephone, many families said food was unaffordable, while others said they could not access food at all. Due to increased fighting, people are afraid to leave their homes, making it even more difficult to search for essential food.
Two students were killed in Laghman Province, and seven others and a teacher injured, when a mortar round struck their school on Saturday 25 February.
Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights dengue outbreak in Pacific, flooding in Indonesia and Philippines
Following an outbreak of dengue in the Solomon Islands, 10,095 suspected cases have been reported. Recent heavy rains may exacerbate the situation.