Hospitals in Uruzgan face severe access constraints and a shortage of medicines halting health care delivery services
EMERGENCY and MRCA health teams brave volatile and dangerous conditions to deliver medical care
Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on health workers and facilities hinder medical services, ACBAR reports
Save the Children scale up health in emergencies to reach more children across Afghanistan
Successful “Twinning Programme” builds partnerships to better deliver in the field
As of 22 May, US$ 31,381,306 is available with the administrative agent MPTF with deposits from:
As of 30 May 2016, financial requirements of UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans, Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as reflected in the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) amount to an unprecedented US$20.8 billion and are expected to rise. These appeals are currently funded at $4.8 billion, or 23 per cent. $16 billion in financial requirements remain unmet. Overall, humanitarian operations in 2016 are funded at almost $9.2 billion.
The purpose of this funding envelope is to bolster existing emergency response capacity in light of increasing conflict displacement. Multiple partners already respond across the country to the needs of conflict IDPs, applications should be submitted to cover areas where gaps in capacity have been identified;
From 1 January to 30 April 2016, 117,976 individuals fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. 24 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.
• Escalated conflict in Kunduz led to wide scale displacement of 22,400 people • WFP and humanitarian partners face extreme access constraints halting delivery of food to displaced families in Uruzgan • IMC expands life-saving medical care to remote areas of Afghanistan • Dangerous needs assessment mission provides information essential for effective humanitarian assistance • CHF allocates US$20 million for acute humanitarian needs
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IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRP) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and received $1.12 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with $428.4 million, followed by Yemen, Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territory. In total, MENA HRPs are 16% funded.
The SYRIA REGIONAL REFUGEE AND RESILIENCE PLAN (3RP) requested US$4.55 billion. The total amount received is $1.06 billion (23%), which leaves a total shortfall of $3.5 billion (77%).
In Afghanistan, 2015 was a year marked politically by the presidential elections, and subsequent drawn out processes that led to the formation of the national unity Government. It was the year in which Afghan security forces took full responsibility for the security and protection of the population. It was marked by the fall and capture of the city of Kunduz by the Taliban on 28 September, the subsequent devastating air strike on the MSF hospital, and a month later by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Badakhshan.
As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.
1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, extreme winter conditions, flooding, heavy rainfall, landslides & mudflows, and heavy snowfall as recorded by OCHA field offices and IOM Afghanistan Humanitarian Assistance Database (HADB).
2) A natural disaster incident is defined as an event that has affected (i.e. impacted) Afghans, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.
Key Findings and Recommendations:
An Inter-Cluster Assessment Mission was conducted to Kurram Agency from 8 to 13 April 2016 to assess the situation in a sample of the 151 recently denotified villages. An estimated 12,000 families from Alisherzai,
Zemusht and Masozai tribes from Central Kurram are expected to return to these areas starting 20 April 2016.
The overall security situation is conducive for returns. The situation in the three tribes differed significantly.
Between 1 January and 31 March 2016, 90,119 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 23 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.
This Flash Update focuses on the recent surge in conflict in Kunduz Province. However, it also includes information relating to conflict in Baghlan Province.