- OCHA Conflict in North-eastern Afghanistan Flash Update No. 1 (17 April 2016)
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 50 | 01 – 31 March 2016
- OHCHR/UNAMA: Afghanistan Annual Report 2015: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Feb 2016 [EN/Dari/Pashto]
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.
- Flash floods following heavy rains since 16 April in Northern, Central and Western regions of Afghanistan have affected 17 provinces. Preliminary information suggests that floods have killed 25 people, while 13 people are missing and four injured. Hundreds of families have been displaced as their homes have been damaged or destroyed. Needs assessments are coordinated by the local authorities and UNOCHA.
- The northern provinces of Kunduz and Baghlan are experiencing increased displacements of civilians due to increased conflict between Afghan National Security Forces and Armed Opposition Groups. According to preliminary figures, almost 1000 families are displaced in neighbouring districts and urban centres such as Taloqan and Puli Khumri cities.
- According to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan, 1 943 civilian casualties (600 deaths and 1 343 injured) have been recorded in the first 3 months of 2016 alone.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000
• An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 M at a depth of 210 km occurred in the province of Badakhshan (north-eastern Afghanistan) on 10 April at 10.28 UTC. The epicentre was located in Zebak district which is in a low population density area 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham and 282 km northeast of the capital city, Kabul. The earthquake was also felt across Pakistan and India.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 M at a depth of 210 km occurred in the province of Badakhshan (north-eastern Afghanistan) on 10 April at 10.28 UTC. The epicentre was located in Zebak district which is in a low population density area 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham and 282 km north-east of the capital city, Kabul. The earthquake was also felt across Pakistan and India. USGS PAGER estimated that 5 331 000 people were exposed to "Light" shaking.
La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui un train de mesures d’aide humanitaire d’un montant de 52 millions d’euros, visant spécifiquement la réalisation, en 2016, de projets éducatifs en faveur d’enfants en situation d’urgence.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 5 April 2016
EU quadruples its humanitarian financing to education in emergencies worldwide.
The European Union's current humanitarian actions in Pakistan focus on several separate but interrelated crises:
Support for people affected by the conflict in the northwest, where over one million people are presently displaced. The on-going complex emergency remains underfunded with little media attention and is classified by the European Commission as a Forgotten Crisis.
With a population of almost 200 million, Pakistan faces a multitude of interlinked challenges:
Estimation of 1 161 248 people still in displacement due to military operations against non-state armed groups. Most of the IDPs have sought refuge in the adjoining districts in Pakistan, but also across the border in Afghanistan. In 2015, 660 540 IDPs returned to their place of origin.
Over three decades of conflict in Afghanistan have led to insecurity and large scale displacement both within the country and to neighbouring Iran and Pakistan.
The European Commission continues to provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced and those affected by conflict and natural disaster, providing emergency health services, shelter, water and sanitation and livelihood support to the most vulnerable.
Vulnerable Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan benefit from EU-funded care and maintenance support.
The intensifying conflict in Afghanistan is taking a toll on civilians in both urban and rural areas and the country is again facing an acute humanitarian crisis. The European Commission is therefore providing additional €12 million in humanitarian assistance to meet the growing humanitarian needs.
Bruxelles, le 16 décembre 2015
La Commission européenne porte son budget d'aide humanitaire à un niveau record alors que les besoins dans ce domaine devraient atteindre un sommet historique à l'échelle mondiale en 2016.
As global humanitarian needs are set to reach a historic high in 2016, the European Commission is stepping up its humanitarian budget to record levels.
Since Spring 2015, a shift is observed in the dynamics of the conflict in Afghanistan. AOG (mainly Taliban) ground offensives against government forces have increased both in intensity and frequency also now targeting urban centres with high population density. The civilian population is paying an increasing heavy toll through both civilian casualties and population displacements. The situation in Afghanistan can no longer be considered in a "stabilisation phase", but has reverted to an increasingly acute humanitarian crisis.
Western Balkans - Refugee crisis
• Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have applied restrictions to the number of nationalities eligible to enter their territory.
• Figures confirm a sharp decrease in the number of transit (from 7000-8000 to 4000-5000 average daily).
Afghanistan - Earthquake
• 22 November - Earthquake magnitude 5.9 M occurred in Badakhshan province.