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13 May 2019 description
report Protection Cluster

The new centrality of protection in humanitarian action 2018 review is out. The five country case studies selected for the 2018 GPC Review (Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ukraine, Whole of Syria and Yemen) allow for more context specific reflection and highlight particular issues around accountability, shrinking humanitarian space, localisation and the humanitarian-peace-development nexus. The country studies also highlight innovative practice in overcoming the challenges faced by protection clusters in leading the development and implementation of many protection activities.

10 May 2019 description

KEY FINDINGS

Internal displacement is a global challenge, but it is also heavily concentrated in a few countries and triggered by few events. 28 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and disasters across 148 countries and territories were recorded in 2018, with nine countries each accounting for more than a million.

05 May 2019 description

Natural disaster Assessment and Response Update:

Faryab:

Total number of families verified: 1,132

Total number of families assisted: 164

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 968

27 Apr 2019 description

Natural disaster Assessment and Response Update:

Faryab:

Total number of families verified: 2,977
Total number of families assisted: 1,953
Ongoing and Planned distribution: 1024

19 Apr 2019 description

Natural disaster Assessment and Response Update:

Helmand: (Update of the flood Incident on 10 March)

Total number of families verified: 2,475

Total number of families assisted: 0

Ongoing and Planned distribution: 2,475= The distribution is planned tentatively on 22 April 2019 as access to the district for distribution is being coordinated.

Dishu district:

02 Apr 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Heavy rains caused flash flooding on 27, 28 and 29 March in six provinces - Faryab, Balkh, Jawzjan, and Sar-e-Pul province in the Northern Region, and Hirat and Badghis in the Western Region. While assessments are ongoing, an estimated 17,000 people have been affected with Balkh and Hirat suffering the worst impacts. These are the first major floods in the Northern Region in the season.

11 Mar 2019 description

Situation Overview

In Kandahar province, 4,698 households (more than 33,000 people) have been identified as requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of flooding. Across eight provinces and Kandahar city, 1,855 houses have been destroyed and 2,841 houses have been partially damaged by flooding. There was further rain on 10 March, although no new flooding incidents have been reported.

07 Mar 2019 description

Situation Overview

In Kandahar province, some 21,200 people have been assessed requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of the floods. 25 people are known to have died and 40 people have been injured. According to joint assessments conducted by the government and humanitarian partners (including IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, SWABAC, HAPA, SCI, NRC, DRC, DACAAR, APA, HRDA, COAR and ARCS) in Kandahar and seven flood-affected districts, 1,340 houses have been damaged and a further 1,276 have been destroyed.

05 Mar 2019 description

Highlights/key priorities

  • Nine provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding.

  • More than 40 people have reportedly been killed as a result of flooding, many others have been injured or are still missing.

  • 3,800 houses have been damaged or destroyed along with schools, mosques, agricultural land and infrastructure.

Situation Overview

04 Mar 2019 description

Highlights/key priorities

  • Eight provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding. A further seven have been affected by snowfall and avalanches.

  • More than 20 people have reportedly been killed as a result of flooding, many others have been injured or are still missing.

  • More than 1,600 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Assessments are ongoing and numbers are expected to increase.

Situation Overview

03 Mar 2019 description

Highlights/key priorities

  • Heavy rains have caused flooding six provinces; Kandahar, Kunar, Zabul, Nimroz, Hirat and Farah.

  • In Kandahar, ANSF rescued 1,200 flood-affected people with air support.

  • An estimated 85 per cent of Farah city has been flooded.

Situation Overview

02 Mar 2019 description

15,699 registered refugees voluntarily returned in 2018 to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries. So far in 2019, 167 refugees have returned. Returns from Pakistan are currently on winter break, and will commence in 1 March.

343,341 individuals were newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance. 8,101 individuals (1,179 families) have been recorded displaced in 2019 to date.

05 Feb 2019 description

"This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States' CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and UXO. Our assistance also helps countries destroy or enhance security of their man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and their threat to civilian aviation, in addition to other weapons and munitions.