•A structural fire in the Guapi town centre, in the department of Cauca occurred on Thursday night. The cause is unknown; six families were affected. (OS: COLOMBIASSH)
Department of Bolivar, municipality of Montecristo: Floods. New overflowing of the streams Caribona and Auyma led to seven districts being affected. This second flooding occurred in less than 24 hours. (OS: RCNNOTICIAS)
Department of Cauca:
Taliban seizes control of Kunduz, exacerbating insecurity
Ongoing attacks on civilians and aid workers hinder humanitarian access
Numbers of IDPs, returnees, and food- insecure households surge
USAID/OFDA commits an additional $16 million to support relief efforts ￼
On 28 September, the Taliban launched a major offensive in the northeast, focusing on Kunduz city, the capital of Kunduz province. On 4 October, Taliban forces also attacked Maimana, capital of Faryab province, but were pushed back by Afghan forces with US- led coalition air support. As of 12 October, Afghan forces have reportedly regained control of most of Kunduz, but fighting continues in and around the city.
Heavy rains in the departments of Sololá, Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Escuintla, Izabal, and Sacatepéquez caused landslides, mudslides, and floods, affecting 921 people and left 2 people injured, and 180 homes damaged. (OS: CONRED) (M: PRENSA LIBRE)
Landslide due to rain left six people dead, 90 homes destroyed, 50 people missing, and 50 people who were evacuated in the colony of Cambray II, Santa Catarina Pinula. (M: PRENSA LIBRE)
El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2210 (2015), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.
Bangladesh: 1.5 million people are affected by flooding, which has displaced around 320,000 people in the areas of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, and Bandarban. Shelter, WASH and food security are key priorities. 15 out 24 rivers are over danger levels as heavy rainfall continues.
Libya: An estimated 2,244 people have died this year as a result of conflict, and nearly one-third of the country’s population is affected. Humanitarian access remains severely restricted.
Issue 32 of the Afghanistan Research Newsletter is now available on the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit’s (AREU) website. Newsletter 32 is the second issue published since the quarterly newsletter was revived in 2015 and the first of many to come.
Snapshot 9–15 September 2015
Afghanistan: The number of severely food insecure has risen to 1.5 million people, according to a new assessment. 7.3 million people are moderately food insecure. Food security among IDPs is worsening, with around 200,000 people reported to be in need of immediate assistance.
The Minister of Refugees and Repatriation promised with the provincial council of Panjshir province of natural damaged problems in Panjshir.
Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, during his visit to Panjshir province yesterday, met the officials of Panjshir provincial council members.
During the first semester of 2015, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 138 disasters occurred in 68 countries. The impact of which resulted in 15,143 deaths, affected more than 15 million people and caused more than US$13.2 billion (A).
The major disaster was the earthquake of the 25th April, followed by a second one the 12th May in Nepal (see Cred Crunch n°39). They killed together more than 8,800 people (B) and affected over 5,5 million (C).
The FSAC has been a central part of the humanitarian response in Afghanistan since 2008. It is co-led by WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with a Non-governmental Organization as co-chair. Over 172 partner organizations countrywide are active in the FSAC, including NGOs, Government ministries UN agencies and donors.
Conflict is leading to food insecurity in affected rural areas
The Agricultural Prospects Report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) estimates total 2015 domestic wheat production to be 4,673,000 MT, leaving an import requirement of 895,000 MT to cover domestic needs. This compares to typical annual imports of approximately 1,500,000 MT of wheat and wheat flour.