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27 Feb 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) envisaged a need for reaching 1.02 million people with WASH response in 2016. The Cluster partners have successfully reached more than 898,909 people during the January to end of December 2016.

27 Feb 2017 description

From 1 January 2017 to 20 February 2017, 22,067 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 18 out of 34 provinces had recorded some level of forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, thus preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining the provision of assistance and services. Displacement affects all individuals differently with needs, vulnerabilities and protection risks evolving over time due to exhaustion of coping mechanisms and only basic emergency assistance provided following initial displacement.

20 Feb 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen to 652,690 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 15,445 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 18 out of 34 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

19 Feb 2017 description

(Kabul, 6 February 2017): The UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Mr. Mark Bowden, was saddened to learn of the loss of life and widespread damage to property in Barg-e-Matal in Nuristan province due to an avalanche.

“On behalf of the UN humanitarian agencies, I wish to extend our condolences to all those families who have lost loved ones as a result of this avalanche,” Mr. Bowden said. “I commend the efforts of the Afghan government that has quickly mobilised to respond to the disaster.”

16 Feb 2017 description
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Natural disaster events from 14 January 2017 to 6 February 2017

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A new NRC/ATR report to be released soon highlights that the humanitarian community in Afghanistan must do more to improve access and meet needs in hard to access areas if it is to uphold humanitarian principles.

• UNAMA’s 2016 Protection of Civilians report reveals that civilian casualties last year hit a record high; with more children than ever before recorded as affected.

• We speak to Basia Haidari, a female aid worker for IMC in Kunduz, who tells us about the importance of having female staff to reach vulnerable Afghan women.

08 Feb 2017 description

Worldwide, humanitarian needs are rising, driven by conflicts that know no end, and chronic natural disasters whose effects last for years. Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive — a figure not seen since the Second World War. “With this staggering level of need, now more than ever, world leaders need to step up their support to the world’s most vulnerable people,” says the UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Stephen O’Brien.

08 Feb 2017 description
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The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

07 Feb 2017 description
  • As of 31 January, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.5 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 93.5 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due the finalisation of five additional Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Seventeen HRPs have been published so far. Together the appeals are funded at $77.2 million, leaving a shortfall of $22.4 billion.

06 Feb 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen to 646,698, as joint teams continue to finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 9,759 individuals have been verified as displaced. Around 68 per cent are located in hard to access areas.

06 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • An avalanche in the early hours of 5 February 2017 is believed to have killed 50 people and injured 13 in Barg-e-Matal in Nuristan Province, with at least 70 houses initially reported as destroyed.

  • Another avalanche in Dawz Bala in Badakhshan province is reported to have killed 10 people and injured 12.

  • Further casualties related to extreme weather conditions have also been reported elsewhere in the country, and OCHA is working with partners to assess the information.

02 Feb 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 13 to 29 January 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 12 February 2017.

Highlights

  • So far in 2017, 5,844 undocumented Afghans have returned from Pakistan, more than half (9,335) the total figure which arrived in the first quarter of 2016. No registered refugees from Pakistan were recorded in the last seven weeks as the winter pause in the repatriation programme continues.

31 Jan 2017 description

In 2016, 636,500 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, with 31 of 34 provinces recording forced displacement. In October, an assault on Kunduz by non-state armed groups led to the displacement of 118,000 individuals. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining provision of assistance and services.

31 Jan 2017 description
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CBPF CONTRIBUTIONS - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF ALLOCATIONS - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF Overview - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF Project Summary - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.
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CBPF VS HRP - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 31 Jan 2017.

CBPF Contributions

CBPFs allow governments and private donors alike to pool their contributions to support specific emergencies. They ensure that timely, coordinated and principled funding is available and prioritized at the local level by those who are closest to people in need. CBPFs increase predictability of funding and involve frontline responders, including national and local NGOs, in the planning and delivery of humanitarian response. The following are paid contributions and commitments made to CBPFs by year.

30 Jan 2017 description
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Situation - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 30 Jan 2017.
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Response - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 30 Jan 2017.