- IOM Return of undocumented Afghans - Weekly situation report - 20-26 Nov 2016
- WFP Afghanistan Situation Report #2 (28 Nov 2016)
- OCHA Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 57, 1-31 Oct 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan Flash Appeal: One Million People on the Move (Covering Sep-Dec 2016)
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.
UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centre in KP continued to process scheduled families only. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 66% during the week of 20 - 26 Nov. compared to the previous week. The Voluntary Repatriation Centre is expected to stop processing from 1 December. According to IOM, the return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 18% from the previous week’s total of 5,056.
With the closure of UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centre in Balochistan and processing of only scheduled families in KP, repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 83% during the week of 13 - 19 Nov. compared to last week. According to IOM, the return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 34% from the previous week’s total of 7,628. This trend is expected to continue until March 2017, following the winter season.
From 1 January 2016 to 16 November 2016, 511,762 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.
In consultation with the CHF Advisory Board, the 2nd Standard Allocation was launched in August 2016 with US$23 million designated for 5 priority areas outlined with the allocation strategy paper approved by the Humanitarian Coordinator and in line with the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan Strategic Objectives: 1 providing emergency support to address a worsening malnutrition crisis; 2 providing Emergency trauma care for conflict casualties; 3 addressing urgent assistance gaps and reduce ERW casualties among conflict displaced; 4 supporting essential humanitarian support to address residual …
The CHF is a strategic pooled financing tool that enables a timely response through support to humanitarian partners for addressing critical gaps and delivering priority actions of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan, whilst strengthening coordination and leadership through the Humanitarian Coordinator and the Cluster System. The CHF First Standard Allocation was launched in early May with US$15 million designated for 3 priority areas outlined within the allocation strategy approved by the Humanitarian Coordinator and in consultation with the CHF Advisory Board: 1.
IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $2.6 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 38 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.
Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased significantly by 70% during the week of 6 - 12 Nov. compared to last week. Returns of registered Afghan refugees through Balochistan have been suspended for winter.
According to IOM, the return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 30% from the previous week’s total of 10,884.
More than one million Afghans are now on the move. The Flash Appeal is 54 per cent funded; but there is an urgent need for authorities to rapidly increase access to basic services and land.
UNFPA report already stretched emergency obstetric services will face further challenges by the large volume of IDPs and returnees.
PU-AMI mobile health teams tell us about how they bring essential services to remote areas where few, if any, health clinics operate.
Actual displacements between 1 January 2016 and 8 November 2016
Actual displacements between 1 January 2016 and 2 November 2016
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 682,780 people during the January to end of September 2016.