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29 Apr 2016 description

Notes:

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.

27 Apr 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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.

24 Apr 2016 description
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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.

17 Apr 2016 description

Situation

This Flash Update focuses on the recent surge in conflict in Kunduz Province. However, it also includes information relating to conflict in Baghlan Province.

Kunduz Province

11 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Casualties of war treated by EMERGENCY at Lashkargah surgical centre continue to climb

• 89,000 displaced by conflict during first quarter of 2016 prompting the question: Is it time for a fundamental reassessment?

• Conflict displacement is a countrywide phenomenon

• FEWS NET March update

10 Apr 2016 description

Kabul, Afghanistan

Situation:

On 10 April at 14:59 local time a 6.6-magnitude earthquake occurred 39 kilometres (km) west by south-west of Ashkasham and 86 km south-east of the provincial capital of Fayzabad in Badakhshan Province, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake epicentre was located in a remote and sparsely populated area of the province at a depth of 210 km. Those nearest to the epicentre in Badakhshan Province reported that the tremors were not as strong as those experienced during other recent earthquakes.

06 Apr 2016 description
  • As at 31 March, the global funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are over US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 88.7 million people across 38 countries.
    About $1.5 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $18.6 billion. The outstanding pledges amount to over $124.4 million as reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS).

04 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most remaining IDPs are expected to return to FATA in 2016.

  • With over 1.5 million remain- ing registered Afghan refu- gees, Pakistan constitutes the world’s largest protracted refugee situation.

  • Female-headed households have more dif culty access- ing assistance due to a lack of documentation and cultural restrictions.

  • Displacement and natural disasters compound already high rates of food insecurity in Pakistan.

28 Mar 2016 description

Notes:

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.

19 Mar 2016 description

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 Provinces in Afghanistan. The border and population remains fluid with refugees crossing in and out of Afghanistan on a regular basis. As of 31 December, the total re-verified active caseload was 38,6661 families, with 26,570 families in Khost and12,096 families in Paktika. 26,570 12,096 51% 90% * Wheat distributed in August 2015.

13 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict related civilian casualties

  • FEWS NET agroclimatic outlook and analysis

  • DACAAR WASH project in Kunar, Nangarhar and Paktya Provinces

  • PIN cash grants help earthquake-affected families in Baghlan Province survive the winter

  • Bamyan Province winter distributions

  • Goodbye CHF, hello AHF

Civilian casualties: a new high in 2015

09 Mar 2016 description
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Summary Table

190 organisations
Delivering humanitarian services in January, February and March 2016.

Operational Presence is defined as: Organisations with a physical presence on the ground and active in delivering humanitarian assistance in the districts during January, February and March 2016.

08 Mar 2016 description

In 2016, the humanitarian community in Pakistan plans to target the most pressing needs of 3.6 million people. Under the Humanitarian Strategic Plan, the humanitarian community will target 1.2 million people that have been displaced (IDPs) from FATA,

04 Mar 2016 description

242 organisations
Organisations with the capacity to provide humanitarian services in January, February and March 2016.

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.

02 Mar 2016 description

As at 29 February, the funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 89.3 million people across 37 countries. The increase since January is due to the release of the Yemen response plan which seeks $1.8 billion to respond to humanitarian needs of 13.6 million people. The global figures are likely to increase further in the course of 2016.

10 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ACF provides humanitarian lifeline during the Ghor winter.

  • A family story of life in the Kabul Informal Settlements.

  • Humanitarian community appeals for US$393 million, the absolute minimum to save lives in 2016.

  • Getting mines out of the ground in Afghanistan.

Surviving the Ghor winter: an ACF lifeline