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20 Jan 2017 description

Families returned this week: 994

Families remaining in displacement: 71,969

Families returned in 2017: 2,034

Families returned total*: 232,202

17 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

THE CRISIS

The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks continues to intensify humanitarian needs.

16 Jan 2017 description
  • Families returned this week: 1,648

  • Families returned in 2017: 1,040

  • Families returned total*: 228,324

  • Families remaining in displacement: 75,467

  • Total returned female-headed households*: 16%

    *since 16 March 2015

In the period from 30 December 2016 to 05 January 2017, 1,648 families returned to North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram and Orakzai Agencies.

15 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The humanitarian community is seeking US$550 million to provide assistance to 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans in 2017.

• EMERGENCY’s new maternity center in Panjshir province will help tackle Afghanistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates, which remain among the highest in the world.

15 Jan 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 30 December to 12 January 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 26 January 2017.

Highlights

  • In 2016, almost 620,000 undocumented returnees (249,832) and registered refugees (370,102) returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan. The overwhelming majority – 93% (577,454) – returned since July.

11 Jan 2017 description

The Humanitarian Strategic Plan addresses the needs of 2.23 million people in Pakistan. In 2017, the humanitarian partners will support 0.14 million people that have been displaced from FATA, .48 million IDPs that have returned to FATA, 1.34 million registered Afghan refugees, and 0.27 million malnourished children and women.

In addition, humanitarian partners will support the Government with disaster preparedness and coordination.

11 Jan 2017 description

The Government of Pakistan declared 2016 “The year of returns”, and significant progress was made in ensuring the safe and dignified return of some 700,000 people during the year.

Following the decrease in returns during the winter season all IDPs are expected to return in 2017.

11 Jan 2017 description

A total of 5.3 million people in FATA have been displaced since 2008, some of them multiple times.

Of these, 4.8 million have returned, with some 700,000 returning in 2016.

A multi-cluster assessment of IDPs and returnees was conducted in KP and FATA which confirmed the pressing needs for livelihoods and basic social service.

04 Jan 2017 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $4 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 56 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.

04 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Since January 2016, more than 614,225 undocumented returnees (244,125) and registered refugees (370,102) have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan. Of these, 93% (571,747) have returned since July.1

  • In the last two weeks, no registered refugees have returned as the winter pause in UNHCR’s repatriation program takes full effect. Undocumented returns have also slowed, with 2,032 returning in the past week.

30 Dec 2016 description
  • Families returned this week: 1,996

  • Families returned in 2016: 111,345

  • Families returned total*: 224,118

    *since 16 March 2015

  • Families remaining in displacement: 79,673

  • Total returned female-headed households*: 16%

23 Dec 2016 description
  • Families returned this week: 654

  • Families returned in 2016: 108,189

  • Families returned total*: 220,962

    *since 16 March 2015

  • Families remaining in displacement: 82,829

  • Total returned female-headed households*: 16%

14 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian community is mobilizing to provide life-saving, emergency assistance to vulnerable Afghan families over winter. However, a longer-term view is essential to break cyclical patterns of need.

  • For IRC, cash assistance to respond to emergencies is working: their global strategy aims to increase use of cash in humanitarian assistance from about 6 per cent in 2015 to 25 per cent by 2020.

  • A new study examines the way conflict affects how humanitarian organisations operate.

09 Dec 2016 description

Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 74% during the week of 27 Nov. - 03 Dec. compared to the previous week. The Voluntary Repatriation Centre is processing the last returns of the year, and supported returns will be suspended for the winter season as of 1 December. According to IOM, the return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 28% from the previous week’s total of 4,158.