Sporadic fighting continues to be reported in Kunduz.
Some roads to Kunduz may now be open, but safe conditions for the delivery of humanitarian assistance remains uncertain.
Estimates suggest 10,000 families are displaced within the Northeast, potentially many more.
Assessments are underway to quantify needs of the displaced.
Stocks of food and NFIs are in the region; access and transport remains difficult in many places.
• In Kunduz City water and electricity is cut off in many places, with shops closed and where open, prices are 3-5 times higher.
• Fighting continues in several parts of Kunduz City, with control rapidly changing sides.
• Identifying and responding to the IDPs fleeing Kunduz is a priority, particularly in Takhar province where numbers are reportedly highest.
• Estimates are of 8,500 families are displaced in the North East; the assessment process has started.
Statement on Afghanistan
(New York, 3 October 2015): I condemn the bombing overnight in Kunduz, Afghanistan that resulted in the death and injury of medical workers and patients at a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital. I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and injured.
Hospitals and medical personnel are explicitly protected under international humanitarian law. All parties to conflict must do everything in their power to distinguish between military and civilian targets, including medical facilities.
The MSF hospital in Kunduz City is severely damaged following an air strike on 3 October with operations significantly affected. Civilian deaths, including nine humanitarian workers, and at least 37 civilians injured, also resulted
Multiple armed entities, including ANDSF, non-state armed groups and local armed actors are operating in Kunduz City
Road and air access to Kunduz City remain highly restricted, with electricity and water cut off in large areas and food increasingly hard to come by
Humanitarian Update for North Eastern Afghanistan
2 October 2015
Situation in Kunduz city
As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.
Operational capacity is defined as: Organisations with the potential to deliver humanitarian services, if required. This means that an organisation has access to the affected area and the human resources to deliver services. Organisations currently providing assistance are included. Organisations with the capacity to provide humanitarian services in July, August and September 2015.
Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.
Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.
In June 2014, military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan led to the displacement of some 300,000 people to surrounding districts of Khost and Paktika in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees crossing in and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. UNHCR is currently undertaking a re-verification process. As of 7 September, the total re-verified active caseload is 36,206 1 families (224,087 individuals) with 24,670 families (164,796 individuals) in Khost and11,536 families (59,291 individuals) in Paktika.
• A significant 135,000 individuals are reported to have been displaced in 2015.
• 1.5 million people are severely food insecure and in need of emergency relief in the preharvest season.
• Humanitarian air service and resulting access have been hampered with the grounding of PACTEC’s air services; UNHAS compensating with a significant increase in passenger demand.
Humanitarian Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.04 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 908.8 million, followed by Yemen, Palestine and Iraq. In total, the appeals and HRPs are 32.1% funded.
The Syria Response Plan (SRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 7.42 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.5 billion (33.7%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.92 billion (66.3%).
Fighting continues to intensify across Syria, further increasing internal displacement and humanitarian needs. As of 31 July, almost 1.2 million people have been internally displaced this year alone, Many have been repeatedly displaced, while hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries, and beyond. Humanitarian access remains very limited to the estimated 422,000 people most in need who are living in besieged areas.
4-year analysis of six grave violations against children in armed conflict (Sept 2010-Dec 2014)
Monitoring and verification in most conflict-affected areas remains a challenge due to security constraints. The data presented is based on the Report of the Secretary General report on Children and Armed Conflict from September 2010 to December 2014. The data is assessed to underrepresent the severity of the conflict on children and the number of incidents by the parties to the conflict.
Civilian casualties in 2015 are projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented last year.
Assessment and response teams have struggled to reach flood affected areas in Jawzjan province due to insecurity.
The IDP Task Forces predicts that more than 48,500 families may be displaced by the end of the year.