• An estimated 17,000 families seek assistance as conflict induced displaced persons
• Humanitarian flights deliver aid to affected families in remote Badakhshan
• 2015 HRP first quarter report says 40 per cent of 1.5 million affected people have received emergency assistance
• CHF supports lifesaving action for vulnerable Afghan with $21.5 million
Six months after the National Unity Government came to power, Afghanistan remains in political, military, and economic transition. Intensified conflict has caused large scale displacement and increased civilian casualties. As of 31 March, 20,000 individuals were displaced due to conflict this year alone, including 5,000 displaced in Helmand due to military operations.
1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.03 billion. The largest recipient wasSyria, with US$ 465 million, followed by Iraq with US$ 88.6 million. Yemen recently launched a Flash Appeal requesting $273.7 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 17.4% funded with a 82.6% shortfall.
Areas affected by heavy snowfall, avalanche or landslides:
324 people killed or injured 324 people 2,701 houses damaged or destroyed 2,701 houses 2,983 families affected 2,983 families in 69 districts and 17 provinces.
Areas affected by heavy rainfall and floods:
63 people killed or injured 63 people 6,018 houses damaged or destroyed 6,018 houses 6,026 families affected 6,026 families in 81 districts and 16 provinces
1. Introduction and background
This report presents the results of a post-distribution monitoring survey that was conducted between 2 and 9 March 2015 to assess the effectiveness of winter assistance provided by six organisations (ADRA, DRC, Islamic Relief, VUSAF, Welthungerhilfe, WFP) to 51 Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) during the winter 2014/2015. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the Kabul Informal Settlements Task Force.
1.1. Kabul Informal Settlements
Five Save the Children staff killed in Uruzgan
1,000s displaced in Helmand
AfghanAid supports flood victims with Cash for Fuel
Monitoring Humanitarian Risk
405 million requested (US$)
In June 2014, military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts of Khost and Paktika in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees cross into and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As for 8 April, the total re-verified active caseload is 34,9181 families (241,641 individuals) with 25,301 families (174,322 individuals) in Khost and 9,617 (67,319 individuals) in Paktika.
Kabul, 11 April 2015: Reacting to the announcement by Save the Children International that five members of their national staff, who were abducted on 3 March in Uruzgan province, were found dead on 10 April, Mark Bowden, the Humanitarian Coordinator, has made the following statement:
"I am deeply saddened by this shocking news. I share the grief of our colleagues at Save the Children International and the families of those killed.
Since 1 February, an estimated 8,827 families have been affected by floods, rain, heavy snow and avalanches in 137 districts in 24 provinces. A total of 291 people were killed and 96 people were injured. 1,454 houses were completely destroyed and 7,119 houses were damaged.
7,180 km of primary and secondary roads were cleaned by the Ministry of Public Works.
Close to 3,200 families in 21 provinces received Afghan Red Crescent Society food and NFIs.
Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani as its second democratically elected president in 2014. The period of political uncertainty surrounding the election fuelled further violence in the country. The year saw an increase in conflict related deaths, injuries and displacement, an influx of 280,178 Pakistanis seeking refuge in Afghanistan, significant malnutrition needs, and massive flooding in the north with 7,643 homes destroyed.
Since 1 February, an estimated 8,176 families have been affected by floods, rain, heavy snow and avalanches in 133 districts in 24 provinces. A total of 281 people were killed and 81 people were injured. 1,429 houses were completely destroyed and 6,357 houses were damaged.
MRRD to present to cabinet the consolidated spring contingency plan for Afghanistan.