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Countrywide Conflict Displacement
From 1 January to 10 December 2017, a total of 390,940 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 18,000 people compared to the previous week. The number of IDPs in the Eastern Region has reached nearly 110,000 with more than 93,000 of them in Nangarhar Province. The provinces following are Kunduz with 35,000 and Badghis with some 26,000 IDPs.
The number of displaced people in the Eastern Region reached nearly 110,000, including more than 93,000 people in Nangarhar Province. Of those displaced in Nangarhar, 56,000 arrived since mid-October from Khogyani due to fighting between armed groups. In total, more than 390,000 people in Afghanistan have been displaced this year.
390,000 people displaced
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 34% less compared to 688 refugees that repatriated between 19 and 25 November 2017. Return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 14% compared to last week’s figure of 666 individuals.
Some 74% (427 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (447 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance. UNHCR has suspended the voluntary repatriation program from 1 December for the winter break.
Context and Situation:
**Countrywide Conflict Displacement**
From 1 January to 3 December 2017, a total of 372,977 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, some 12,000 people more compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (75,980), Kunduz (35,903), Badghis (25,723) and Faryab (21,022).
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 26% more compared to 545 refugees that repatriated between 12 and 18 November 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 22% compared to last week’s figure of 850 individuals.
Some 92% (616 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (672 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
Humanitarian Neeeds Summary
Overview of the Crisis
As the conflict strikes larger parts of the country, 3.3 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. The years ahead could see a continued or increased contest for control of the country as political competition intensifies in the run up to parliamentary and presidential elections.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
I’m really thrilled to be here today to launch the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 This is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative, and sophisticated assessment of humanitarian need in the year ahead.
It is based on data gathered from hundreds of different sources, including from hundreds of thousands of face-to-face interviews with people affected by humanitarian crises across the 30 or 40 countries where we expect to need to deliver a humanitarian response in 2018.
The Global Humanitarian Overview
Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;
Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;
The UN-coordinated response plans for 2018 are based on the world's most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs
At this time of the year, people and institutions take a step back to reflect on what’s been achieved and how to do things differently.
For those of us in the humanitarian sector, we look at how much money we mobilized, how many people we assisted and who was left out.
Sadly, it is often the humanitarian crises that make the headlines that attract the highest levels of funding, while others continue to fester with inadequate resources or attention.
From 1 Jan to 26 Nov 2017, a total of 360,604 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, 16,646 people more compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (71,666), Kunduz (35,658), Badghis (25,723) and Faryab (21,022).
There was no significant change in Afghan returns during the reporting week. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was only 3% more compared to 529 refugees that repatriated between 5 and 11 November 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans remained similar to last week’s figure of 844 individuals.
Some 92% (780 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (532 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
By enabling the humanitarian community to take the initiative in the absence of other partners on which there has been an over-reliance, the aim of this CHF allocation is to support the provision of life-saving assistance for people in the hard to reach districts and underserved areas of the country identified by the Inter-Cluster Coordination Team (ICCT) as having acute humanitarian needs which have yet to be addressed, and where clusters have indicated that multi-sectoral approaches with integrated protection activities are both possible and will maximize impact.
One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 344,000 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.
More than 151,000 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. The number of returnees has to date this year reached 40 per cent of the total returns in the past year, notably due to an improvement of the protection environment in Pakistan.