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11 Dec 2017 description

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.

09 Dec 2017 description

(New York, 8 December 2017): Today, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) hosted its annual high-level pledging conference for 2018. Thirty-six donors pledged US$383 million to the Fund to ensure urgent humanitarian aid reaches people in need whenever and wherever crises hit. CERF also reached a record high income of $504 million for 2017 through additional commitments made by donors.

04 Dec 2017 description

 **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). 

04 Dec 2017 description

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.

02 Dec 2017 description

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.

Armed Conflict

27 Nov 2017 description
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  • 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).

27 Nov 2017 description

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.

23 Nov 2017 description

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.

20 Nov 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 19 November, a total of 343,958 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan, up by 5,850 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs remained Nangarhar (65,858), Kunduz (32,998), Badghis (25,411) and Baghlan (19,138).

16 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 22% less compared to 678 refugees that repatriated between 29 October and 4 November 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 13%, compared to last week’s figure of 968 individuals.

Some 86% (724 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (521 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

10 Nov 2017 description

Local Stories of Change

Empowering communities to help themselves

In May 2017 UNFPA with the Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF) began supporting the FATA Health Department and its field units in Kurram Agency, helping two overburdened health facilities in Sadda and Alizai lower Kurram to provide female health workers with reproductive health supplies, safe delivery kits and new-born baby kits.

09 Nov 2017 description

As of 31 October, United Nations-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$24.1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million particularly vulnerable people of an estimated 145 million crisis-affected people in 39 countries. The appeals are funded at $11.8 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.3 billion. This is $1.5 billion less than the gap reported at the end of September 2017.

09 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 17% less compared to 819 refugees that repatriated between 22 and 28 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans increased by 5% compared to last week’s figure of 923 individuals.
Some 88% (851 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 96% (649 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

08 Nov 2017 description
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Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 5 November, a total of 318,295 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 22,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (50,481), Kunduz (31,295), Badghis (25,411) and Baghlan (18,893).

06 Nov 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 10% less compared to 905 refugees that repatriated between 15 and 21 October 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 13%, compared to last week’s figure of 1,059 individuals.
Some 88% (814 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (806 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

02 Nov 2017 description
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  1. In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $3.6 billion (49%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.8 billion (51%).

  2. The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.59 billion (46%), which leaves a shortfall of $2.99 billion (54%).