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26 Sep 2016 description

From 1 January 2016 to 18 September 2016, 271,584 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 31 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.

26 Sep 2016 description

The deadline issued by the Government of Pakistan remains 31 Dec. for the return registered Afghan refugees. Although there has been no mention of an official deadline for the return of undocumented Afghans, the pace of returns is also significant. The amount of all returns has increased substantially in the past three months, interrupted only by a slow period during Eid. It is expected this pace will continue until the winter season begins.

19 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Brussels Conference will provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision, development strategy and planned reforms by gathering together up to 70 countries and 30 international organizations and agencies.

• ACF released a report, “Afghanistan: Where Humanitarian Concerns Do Not Match International Action” to point out how the current management of aid in Afghanistan have real consequences on the impact of service delivery.

19 Sep 2016 description

As communicated by the Government of Pakistan the deadline for the return of refugees is 31 March, 2017 and 15 November, 2016 for undocumented Afghans . It is expected the pace of all returns will increase after Eid.

19 Sep 2016 description

As, communicated by the Government of Pakistan deadline for the return of Refugees is 31 March, 2017 and for undocumented Afghans is 15 November, 2016. It is expected that the pace of return of refugees and undocumented afghans will increase after EID.

A flash appeal of US$152 million has been launched by the humanitarian community in Afghanistan covering September to December 2016.

19 Sep 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 143,400 undocumented Afghan returns (1 Jan - 10 Sep 2016, Source: IOM)
  • 114,420 Afghan refugee returns (1 Jan - 15 Sep 2016, Source: UNHCR)
  • 263,300 Internally displaced persons (1 Jan - 4 Sep 2016, Source: OCHA)

Ongoing Response

An Initial Rapid Needs Assessment of undocumented refugee returns took place on 5 September across the six highest intended return districts in Nangarhar province.

18 Sep 2016 description

From 1 January 2016 to 6 September 2016, 265,141 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 31 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.

11 Sep 2016 description

The number of internally displaced persons due to conflict was compiled by OCHA sub offices based on reports from partners, including the government. Assessments are ongoing in the field and these numbers are subject to change as more information becomes available.

08 Sep 2016 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 0.90 million people with WASH response in 2016. The Cluster partners have successfully reached more than 280,000 people during the first half of 2016.

07 Sep 2016 description
Key Figures:

1 million people expected to move from Sep to Dec 2016

  • 400,000 undocumented returnees
  • 220,000 refugee returnees
  • 400,000 internally displaced

US$ 152 million requested for Sep-Dec 2016

Crisis Overview

Over one million people are anticipated to be “on the move” internally and across borders in 2016.  This includes newly displaced and newly returning Afghans, many of whom will require humanitarian assistance.

07 Sep 2016 description
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(Kabul, 7 September 2016) - The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, today called on the international community to urgently scale up support to over one million people anticipated to be displaced internally and across borders by the end of the year.

07 Sep 2016 description

From 1 January to 31 August 2016, 245,254 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. A total of 31 of 34 provinces 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 overstretched emergency assistance.

06 Sep 2016 description

Afghanistan’s Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), is a Country Based Pooled Fund (CBPF) directed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, with operational support from OCHA. The CHF-Afghanistan is a strategic financing tool with three key objectives to:

  1. support humanitarian partners (national and international NGOs, UN Agencies and IOM) to address the most pressing evidence-based needs in accordance with humanitarian principles;

06 Sep 2016 description

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Afghanistan
WHEN: 6 – 7 September 2016
WHERE: Kabul and field locations

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien is visiting Afghanistan from 6 to 7 September to see first-hand the devastating humanitarian consequences of the protracted conflict and efforts by humanitarian organizations to respond to escalating needs.

05 Sep 2016 description

From 1 January 2016 to 30 August 2016, 245,254 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 34 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.

01 Sep 2016 description

As of 31 August 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.7 billion to meet the needs of 95.4 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. Global requirements are adjusted throughout the year as response plans are revised, both upwards and downwards, to reflect up-to-date needs.
The current decrease has resulted from revisions of plans for Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Yemen.

28 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Malnutrition affects 2.7 million people including a million children under the age of five.
Only 35 per cent of children with severe acute malnutrition are being reached and of those, only 25 per cent are actually cured.

• Despite access constraints, conflict and displacement, Medair delivers critical nutrition support in the South

• More than 5,000 people Afghans are returning from Pakistan per day

22 Aug 2016 description

Between 1 January 2016 and 16 August 2016, 221,343 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 30 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.