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16 Oct 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 15 October, a total of 286,918 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 20,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (28,427), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).

16 Oct 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food supply and prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. The Regional Supply and Market Outlook report provides a summary of regional staple food availability, surpluses and deficits during the current marketing year, projected price behavior, implications for local and regional commodity procurement, and essential market monitoring indicators.

15 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are set to resume four-way discussions Monday in Oman in a renewed bid to seek a politically negotiated settlement to the Afghan war.

The meeting of the so-called Quadrilateral Cooperation Group, or QCG, in the Gulf state is taking place after a gap of 16 months. Senior foreign ministry officials from the four nations will lead their respective delegations at the talks.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following a series of attacks leaving seven staff members of ICRC dead, the organization reduces its footprint in Afghanistan after three decades of continuous presence.

  • Displacement in Afghanistan surpasses a quarter of a million people from January to September.

  • Polio vaccinators were unable to reach more than 130,000 girls and boys due to conflict and lack of humanitarian access.

11 Oct 2017 description

By Jason Porter and Callie Raulfs-Wang

Like many sources of water all over the world, the Kabul River and its tributaries are at the center of a looming crisis—a limited supply of water and many people who depend on it to survive and prosper.

10 Oct 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 8 October 2017, 266,689 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 2,600 people from the previous week. The province sheltering the highest number of displaced people is Kunduz (29,759), followed by Nangarhar (27,959), Badghis (22,635) and Baghlan (18,788).

10 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

1,138 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

8,708 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

88,838 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

288,007 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

89% of returnees from Pakistan (1,010 individuals) assisted

13% of returnees from Iran (1,164 individuals) assisted

02 Oct 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 1 October 2017, 266,087 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 8,200 people from the previous week. The province sheltering the highest number of IDPs is Kunduz (29,542), followed by Nangarhar (27,959) and Badghis (22,294).

26 Sep 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 257,900 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.
While difficult to predict, up to 675,000 Afghans could return to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries this year of whom up to 385,000 are expected to be in need of humanitarian assistance.

26 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13005
25 SEPTEMBER 2017

United States Leads Calls for Government-Taliban Peace Talks ‘without Preconditions’, Saying Group Must ‘Choose that Path’

Progress, as well as daunting challenges and opportunities for political engagement, characterized the situation in Afghanistan, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for that country told the Security Council today.

25 Sep 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

From 1 January to 24 September 2017, 257,881 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 6,800 people from the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced people are Kunduz (29,451), Nangarhar (27,959), Badghis (22,008) and Uruzgan (17,062). Nearly one fifth of all displaced people have sought shelter and safety in hard to reach areas across the country.

25 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

1,307 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan - 11,547 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran - 86,801 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017 - 274,768 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017 - 96% of returnees from Pakistan (1,249 individuals) assisted - 7% of returnees from Iran (839 individuals) assisted - 213 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UAM) from Iran among those assisted, 1 from Pakistan - 53 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

Return from Pakistan

22 Sep 2017 description

International efforts in Afghanistan: Lessons from a whole-of-government response and the creation of Provincial Reconstruction Teams

20 Sep 2017 description

Update on assisted voluntary repatriation to Afghanistan

  • 2,480 refugee returnees were assisted upon their arrival in Afghanistan from 22 to 31 July.
    Since the beginning of the return operation 42,161 refugee returnees were assisted.

  • Majority of refugees are coming from Pakistan (41,533) and smaller numbers from Iran (533) and other countries (95).

  • The second Jirga delegation of refugee representatives from Pakistan was received by Afghan President in Kabul on 29-30 July.