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15 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 863 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

15 Aug 2017 description
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Kabul, 15 August 2017: Reacting to the news that three national staff members of the NGO Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have been killed and two injured on 14 August 2017 in Ghor Province, Dr. Richard Peeperkorn, the Acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, made the following statement:

“I am deeply saddened by the shooting and killing of three staff members of CRS in Ghor Province. I share the grief of our colleagues at CRS and extend heart-felt condolences on behalf of the Humanitarian Community to our friends at CRS and the families of those killed.”

14 Aug 2017 description

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  • From January to 13 July 2017, nearly 193,000 people have been displaced by conflict in Afghanistan, up by 10,000 compared with the previous week.

  • All 3,200 displaced people who fled Mirzawolang village to Sar-e-Pul City after the recent attack on their village are being assisted with cash, food and emergency household items.

  • An eight-month project aimed at integrating 24,000 undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan was launched in Jalalabad, Nangarhar, by DRC-DDG with funding from the Canadian Government.

10 Aug 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan was 6% less this week compared to last week’s figure of 1,731. Return of undocumented Afghans increased by 5% compared to 1,885 individuals that returned between 23 and 29 July 2017.

Some 96% (1,898 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (1,576 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

07 Aug 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From January to July 2017, nearly 183,000 people were driven from their homes in Afghanistan due to conflict, up by more than 9,800 compared to the previous week.

07 Aug 2017 description

212 organizations with the capacity to provide humanitarian services in April, May and June 2017.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

07 Aug 2017 description

165 organisations Delivering humanitarian services in April, May and June 2017.

Operational Presence is defined as: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project in January, February, and March 2017. If a large organization or UN agency is implementing a project through an implementing partner (independent humanitarian actors only, NOT Government and NOT Private Contractors), the implementing partner that is physically accessing and delivering the service in the district is considered.

06 Aug 2017 description

The emergency stock information has been consolidated from sub cluster inputs (as of 12 July 2017). All figures against each stock category, including the available stocks are specified as the number of equivalent families. The IDP caseloads are based on OCHA’s Displacement Tracking Databases for July 2017.

06 Aug 2017 description

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) remains one of the challenging development and humanitarian issues in Afghanistan. Limited access to WASH means a significant burden of poor health, nutrition, education and protection for children and women. The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP 2017) envisaged a need for reaching 1.14 million people with WASH services in 2017. The Cluster partners have successfully reached 461,391 people during the first quarter.