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25 Apr 2018 description


  • In March 2018, 119 families (536 individuals) of documented returnees returned to Afghanistan through Spinboldak gate from Pakistan.

  • Active fighting resulted in internal displacement of 36 families in Kandahar and 101 families were displaced due to a flood in the same city.

20 Mar 2018 description


  • Bird flu continued to be the main challenge for the west region in February 2018. Initially in January, bird flu was found in 4 farms, but the disease has now spread to several hundred poultry farms. As a result 460,000 chicken were disposed from affected farms.

18 Feb 2018 description


  • Bird flu outbreak was reported from four poultry farms in Herat city on 17 January 2018. Precautionary measures were taken to quarantine the areas and dispose of the infected birds. The preventive and controlling activities are still ongoing in the province.

  • A total of 1,047 families were displaced due to conflict in northeastern and southern regions.

  • In Kunar and Nangarhar province, cross border shelling from Pakistan resulted in an increased number of trauma cases.

25 Jan 2018 description

Key Updates

  • Conflict and displacement continued to affect delivery of health services across the country in December 2017.

  • In Nangarhar, the Khogiani IDPs continued to burden health services in surrounding districts.

  • 8 health facilities in 4 districts in the west region were closed by Taliban and three health facilities were closed in Kandahar.

  • 1,414 families were displaced in the northeastern region.

25 Apr 2017 description


  • Civilian casualties and major attacks are increasing in many parts of Afghanistan; a devastating attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in central Kabul on 8 March claimed dozens of lives

  • Three more health facilities were forced to close in the southern region due to conflict in March; around 1700 families were displaced

  • Flash floods in Herat province killed four people and affected 352 families. Further 795 families were internally displaced in western provinces due to conflict

24 Feb 2017 description


76 million
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally

30 million
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters

7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries

Protracted emergencies
in Somalia and Sudan

H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region

25 Jul 2016 description

Kabul 17 July 2016 - The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on polio eradication convened in Kabul to review Afghanistan’s progress in polio eradication, provide recommendations for intensifying efforts to stop the circulation of wild poliovirus by the end of this year and review the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio for 2016–2017. The TAG appreciated the significant progress achieved so far and highlighted major improvements in Afghanistan’s polio eradication efforts.

19 Jul 2016 description

3 July 2016 – The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on polio eradication has met in Islamabad for the second time this year to discuss progress, remaining obstacles and opportunities as Pakistan edges closer to achieving the goal of stopping transmission of the virus.

13 Jul 2016 description

12 JUILLET 2016 | NEW YORK - L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et ses partenaires lancent aujourd’hui 7 stratégies liées les unes aux autres pour réduire la violence à l’encontre des enfants. Toutes ces approches ont été testées et ont donné des résultats concrets. En les réunissant, l’OMS espère une baisse spectaculaire des cas de violence à l’encontre des enfants.

05 Apr 2016 description
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In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.

04 Nov 2014 description


  • Ebola preparedness: EHA, together with WHO’s Com- municable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR) team is establishing an Ebola Isolation Unit in Kabul as a preparedness plan—there are currently no reported Ebola cases in Afghanistan. EHA WASH team is provid- ing support for infection control and prevention by in- stalling a proper wastewater disposal system and a safe healthcare waste management system to avoid the spread of the virus to the environment in the event of hospitalization of an Ebola patient in the isolation unit.

24 Jun 2014 description

Background overview:

The landslide took place in Abe Barek village of Argo district around 11:00hrs on 2nd of May 2014. Almost all the people in the devastated are were stroked by the land slide and only two had serious injuries and 8 others treated for minor injuries. There were fewer efforts made to do a proper search and rescue and today they found one dead body of a woman and buried.

01 May 2014 description

WHO responds to health needs following floods in Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall from 24 to 25 April 2014 resulted in flash floods across 10 provinces in northern, north-east and western Afghanistan. Initial reports indicate that Jawzjan province is the worst affected. According to the UN, more than 132 people have been killed, 27 000 affected and 16 000 displaced in Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces as of 28 April.

15 Jul 2010 description

Kabul, 15 July 2010 - The Ministry of Public Health in partnership with UNICEF and WHO is implementing for the first time, a comprehensive package designed to protect children in vulnerable and hard-to-reach districts.

Child Health Weeks - as this initiative is called - will target 160 000 children under five and 157,800 mothers of child-bearing age in 33 districts of the country, selected due to low immunization coverage, high immunization drop-outs, children's disease incidence, identified weaknesses of the health and nutrition system delivery and poor understanding and …

17 Dec 2009 description

Background information

To help countries protect people from developing severe disease from pandemic influenza H1N1 infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating the distribution of donated pandemic influenza vaccine to 95 countries. These countries were identified based on their vulnerability to pandemic influenza and their readiness and ability to use the vaccine for priority populations.