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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.

19 Aug 2016 description
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Kabul, 19 August 2016 – At the start of a three-day visit to Afghanistan, high-level officials from the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation today commemorated World Humanitarian Day in Kabul urging increased international partnerships to address the root causes of humanitarian needs, reduce communities’ vulnerability to disasters and raise awareness of Afghanistan’s protracted humanitarian crisis.

17 Aug 2016 description
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Overview

Through the first six months of 2016 humanitarian response efforts have been dominated by emergency relief to people affected by conflict. The conflict intensified between January and June, with notable increases in civilian casualties (4%), displacements (17%) and security related incidents (8%) as compared to the same period last year.

16 Aug 2016 description

An estimated at US$43 million in contributions and deposits are committed to the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund in 2016, representing 70% of the Fund’s target set at US$59 million by the Humanitarian Coordinator or 15% of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

14 Aug 2016 description

Between 1 January 2016 and 8 August 2016, 211,246 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 29 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.

14 Aug 2016 description

The cyclical pattern of natural disasters in Afghanistan revolves around avalanches, floods, earthquakes, drought, heavy snowfall, landslides and mud flow. Data from the past decade indicates 235,000 people on average are affected by natural disasters annually. A strong disaster risk response must be accomplished by greater emphasis on preparedness, risk analysis, capacity mapping and early warning systems with tangible cost effective priority actions identified.

12 Aug 2016 description

From 1 January to 3 August 2016, 199,824 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. A total of 29 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.

11 Aug 2016 description

Between 1 January 2016 and 3 August 2016, 199,824 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 29 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.

03 Aug 2016 description

The cyclical pattern of natural disasters in Afghanistan revolves around avalanches, floods, earthquakes, drought, heavy snowfall, landslides and mud flow. Data from the past decade indicates 235,000 people on average are affected by natural disasters annually. A strong disaster risk response must be accomplished by greater emphasis on preparedness, risk analysis, capacity mapping and early warning systems with tangible cost effective priority actions identified.

03 Aug 2016 description

As of 31 July 2016, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP), Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.9 billion to meet the needs of 96.9 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. The appeals are funded at $7.2 billion, with unmet requirements totalling $14.7 billion. Overall, donors have contributed $13.7 billion towards humanitarian operations in 2016 and pledged a further $814.4 million.

28 Jul 2016 description

Between 1 January 2016 and 18 July 2016, 171,938 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 29 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.

19 Jul 2016 description

Between 1 January 2016 and 10 July 2016, 158,603 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 29 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.

13 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• One third of the Afghan population remains food insecure despite the expected higher wheat harvest for 2016
• Locust infestation will halve the harvest of the Dawlatyar district located in Ghor, the most food insecure Afghan province
• Farmers forced to flee their homes and livelihoods due to increasing conflict in Baghlan
• Clashes threaten harvesting in Kot
• WFP and Afghanaid deliver food assistance to the most vulnerable in remote areas of Afghanistan

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN FUNDING