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Headlines (last 30 days)
- UNAMA: ‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council. 10 Sep 2019
- UNICEF: Too young to serve - A 16-year-old Afghan police recruit tells of his terror. 6 Sep 2019
- OCHA: UN Emergency Fund provides $75 million to eight underfunded crises. 5 Sep 2019
- Theirworld: Education can help to bring peace in Afghanistan - but not while schools are under attack. 21 Aug 2019
Most read reports
- UNAMA: Briefing to the United Nations Security Council by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Mr. Tadamichi Yamamoto, New York, 10 September 2019. 10 Sep 2019
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Weekly Humanitarian Update (9 - 15 September 2019). 18 Sep 2019
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack. 10 Jul 2019
- UNHCR: Medic helps Afghans find mobility and new lives after losing limbs. 18 Sep 2019
- WFP: WFP Afghanistan Country Brief, July 2019. 18 Sep 2019
- Humanitarian partners rapidly mobilise response to 224 affected households requiring humanitarian assistance in Kunduz city.
- Clashes continue between Non-State Armed Groups and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the outskirts of the city and other districts of Kunduz.
- Major roads into the city remain closed affecting the movement of essential goods.
Increasing violence and insecurity
Sporadic clashes between Non-State Armed Groups and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in pockets of Kunduz City. However, the situation is reported to be back to normal in most areas.
Government and humanitarian partners deploy assessment teams to evaluate the humanitarian impact of the recent clashes in Kunduz city.
Clashes continued in the outskirts of Pul-e-Khumri. The Government reports some 1,550 families to be displaced (to be verified). Exit routes from the city remain contested.
Lull in fighting between Non-State Armed Groups and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in Kunduz City. Some movement of citizens within the city, with some outflow towards Mazar-e-Sharif (Balkh) and Kabul.
New clashes in Pul-e-Khumri (Baghlan) on 1 September 2019. Exit routes from the city remain contested and there are no confirmed reports of significant displacement so far.
Humanitarian partners continue to monitor the situation and liaise with the Government.
Chapter 2 of the CCCM (Camp Management and Camp Coordination) case study collection focuses on camp management operations that utilised mobile and area-based CCCM approaches. The seven case studies were collected from five countries: Iraq (2), Afghanistan (2), South Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon. These case studies presented programmes at their early stages of implementation (Afghanistan B.2), programmes that have been ongoing for several years (Iraq B.3 /Somalia B.6), as well as reflections on past experiences (Lebanon B.5 /Iraq B.4).
Ongoing conflict and natural disasters continue to affect the people of Afghanistan, with children and women bearing the largest brunt of the challenging situation. Amid a sharp hike of attacks in June and July of 2019, Afghanistan sees some opportunities with the current peace process.
By the end of July 2019, UNHCR had created 25,265 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,426 apartments and 14 buildings, in 14 cities and 6 islands across Greece.
In June, WFP assisted 586,500 people with over 5,500 metric tons of food and US$1.23 million in cash transfers to cover food needs.
The emergency drought response ended in June, reaching nearly 491,500 people in the last month.
US$10.5 million is the net funding shortfall for the next six months (July – December 2019).
A Message From Deputy Assistant Secretary Marik String
Geneva, 25 June 2019
Your Excellency Vice-President Hilale,
Monsieur le Vice-President, dear Omar, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment. Thank you also to the President of ECOSOC and the ECOSOC Bureau members for your support. And I also want to thank the co-facilitators for this year’s resolution, Donatirin Sahadatun of Indonesia and Gilles Cerutti of Switzerland, for your work this year.
WFP assisted 641,000 people with 6,600 metric tons of food and over US$900,000 in cash transfers to cover food needs in May.
WFP has exceeded 2 million people registered in its digital assistance platform SCOPE.
US$15.34 million is the net funding shortfall for the next six months (June – November 2019).
To date in 2019, 2,320 registered refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan, out of which 1,597 returned from Pakistan, 673 from Iran and 52 from other countries. In 2018, 15,699 registered refugees voluntarily returned from neighboring and non-neighboring countries.
132,171 individuals have been displaced by conflict in 2019 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance. In 2018, 343,341 individuals were newly displaced by conflict.