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- Afghanistan: Avalanches, Floods and Landslides - Feb 2015
- Afghanistan: Flash Floods and Landslides - Apr 2014
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- Afghanistan: Earthquake - Apr 2013
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721,276 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
691,637 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
29,639 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
28,360 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
587 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
2% of returnees from Iran (585 individuals) assisted
87% of returnees from Pakistan (513 individuals) assisted
2. Assessment Finding and Recommendation in brief:
Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG) attacked Jaghuri district’s Baba area in Ghazni province on 19 November, but since then there have been no further attacks. In Malistan district, the NSAG have withdrawn their fighters, but some small groups were observed in Hutqul (Jaghuri) and Zardak (Malistan).
Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:
Following verification, profiling and mapping by DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM in designated settlements and on-going response so far; following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;
• 21,086 families verified in 10 settlements
• 9,326 families have received NFIs and 3,111 families have received emergency shelter from IOM, UNHCR, IFRC, DRC, IRC and NRC
QALAT - To discuss Zabul’s latest economic development plans and local peace initiatives, UNAMA’s Kandahar regional office organized a series of meetings with civil society members, women’s rights groups, government officials and other community leaders in the provincial capital of Qalat.
Key issues in the past week:
A total of 289,867 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.
Heavy armed clashes between NSAG and ANSF reported in Jaghuri and Malistan district of Ghazni province, resulting in increasing number of IDPs and humanitarian crisis.
60%-70% of the population are displaced from Jaghuri and Malistan districts.
40,285 New IDPs reported in the past week
172,918 People assisted in the past week
895,000 drought-affected people assisted between January and September 2018
US$1.5 m of cash-for-food assistance distributed in Afghanistan in September
US$80.1 m six months funding requirements (October 2018-March 2019)
KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I unequivocally condemn yesterday’s attack in which scores of civilians were killed and injured.
The facts in this incident are clear. The explosion occurred last night at an event facility where religious leaders had gathered peacefully to mark a day of special significance.
I reiterate that under no circumstances are such attacks justifiable.
20 NOVEMBER 2018
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ma Zhaoxu (China):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 20 November, targeting a gathering of religious scholars, which resulted in at least 55 people killed and more than 60 people injured.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s attack targeting Afghans gathered in Kabul to celebrate a day of special religious significance.
The deliberate targeting of civilians is a clear violation of international humanitarian law. Every effort should be made to bring perpetrators to justice.
In South and Southeast Asia last week, there was a slight increase in the number of battles and reported number of fatalities while the number of demonstrations recorded remained static. Last week was marked by heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni province, a surge of Maoist violence during the first phase of Assembly elections in India’s Chhattisgarh state, and one of the deadliest encounters between the armed forces of the Philippines and Abu Sayyaf since the 2017 Marawi crisis.
High risk countries and potential impacts on food security and agriculture
In view of the potential impact of the 2018/19 El Niño on food security and agriculture, high risk countries in Southern Africa, Horn of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America should be prioritized for further monitoring, analysis and early action.
This week, 267 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 571 arrivals and from last year’s 700 arrivals during the same period. The average daily arrivals this week equalled 38, compared to 82 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Herat – Afghanistan is currently facing its worst drought in decades. The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and humanitarian partners have so far identified 35,549 families (223,100 individuals) displaced in the western provinces of Herat, Badghis and Ghor between January and October 2018.
All registered Afghans in possession of valid Proof of Registration (PoR) cards are informed that UNHCR’s facilitated voluntary repatriation process will be suspended from 1 December 2018 until 28 February 2019 due to the winter season. The facilitated voluntary repatriation process will resume on 1 March 2019.
During the winter break, UNHCR will not be facilitating repatriation from the Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRCs) at Azakhel, Nowshera and Baleli, Quetta.
Kabul, Samar Khel and Jamal Mayna Encashment Centres in Afghanistan will also not be in operation.
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) strongly condemns the acts of intensifying violence and terror being waged against Hazara populations across Afghanistan. Commencing in late October, Hazara communities in Khas Uruzgan, Jaghori and Malistan in Afghanistan’s Hazarajat region have faced a series of relentless attacks by the Taliban. These targeted assaults have left hundreds of individuals including women and children dead and thousands more forcibly displaced from their homes.