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10 Apr 2017 description

OVERVIEW

Although the flow of returnees to Afghanistan has slowed since its peak in mid-2016, more than 60,000 people have returned from Iran (54,000) and Pakistan (almost 10,000) this year. They are in need of livelihoods and shelter as well as protection assistance.

07 Apr 2017 description

Increasing moisture deficits recorded in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.

03 Apr 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 reduced to 660,569, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. This remains the highest number on record, and a 40 per cent increase on last year’s high of around 470,000.

In 2017 so far, 50,017 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 22 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

31 Mar 2017 description

Erratic and below-average rainfall continues in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.

27 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 rose to 660,639, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. This is the highest number on record, and a 40 per cent increase on last year’s high of around 470,000.

In 2017 so far, 47,404 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 22 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

22 Mar 2017 description

Overview

Overall, a total of 100,800 conflict and natural disaster affected individuals, returnees and refugees were provided with life-saving humanitarian assistance, including cash, emergency shelter and non-food items, food rations, WASH, health and winterisation support, by 24 international humanitarian partners between 1 February to 16 March.

21 Mar 2017 description

Situation Overview

During 2017, the government has taken key policy decisions regarding registering the undocumented Afghans and institutionalizing measures to support Afghan refugees, IOM Pakistan is supporting the government through participation in the Provincial Taskforce on Documenting the Unregistered Afghan Nationals.

20 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 stands at 654,143, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 38,110 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 57 per cent of those displaced being children under the age of 18.

17 Mar 2017 description

FEATURE

Iraq

AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict

FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March

CONTEXT

16 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • 33 affected provinces
  • 8,209 affected families reported
  • 553 houses completely destroyed
  • 2,282 houses severely damaged
  • 501 houses partially damaged
  • 202 individual deaths
  • 127 individuals injured
  • 3,439 affected families verified
  • following assessments 1,998 families assisted by IOM

Situation Overview

13 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen again slightly from last week to 653,294 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.

In 2017 so far, 26,089 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 21 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. The provinces of highest displacement so far are Nangarhar, Kandahar, Faryab, Hilmand and Zabul.

06 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen slightly from last week to 652,594 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
In 2017 so far, 22,602 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 20 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. 36 per cent are located in hard to access areas.

01 Mar 2017 description

Several unseasonably dry winters have exacerbated the problem. Heavy rain and snow this year raise hopes groundwater can be replenished, at least for a while.

By Sayed Hassib

KABUL, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan's capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper to tap a falling water table.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

28 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

33 affected provinces

6,752 reported affected families

348 houses completely destroyed

1,263 houses severely damaged

174 houses partially damaged

194 individual deaths

90 individuals injured

2,010 affected families verified following assessments

1,076 families assisted

Situation Overview

21 Feb 2017 description

9 million Afghans are in need of humanitarian aid, including basic food and housing

By Mirwais Harooni

KABUL, Feb 20 (Reuters) - As many as 50 people have died in storms over the past three days in Afghanistan, including 25 shepherds lost in a blizzard, a government disaster management official said on Monday.

Also among the dead were 11 people killed in separate incidents in roof collapses in heavy rain in Kabul province, said Omar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Agency.

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.”