- ADB: Climate Change Profile of Pakistan, 24 Aug 2017
- WFP Pakistan Country Brief, July 2017
- UNICEF Pakistan: Humanitarian Situation Report, 1 January – 30 June 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - South Asia
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Heavy Snowfalls - Jan 2017
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Mar 2016
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Apr 2015
- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2013
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
From 1 January to 16 September 2017, 250,985 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is more than 21,000 people more than reported in the previous week, notably due to verification of earlier reports and assessments of displaced families.
Fighting over control of eight district centres displaced more than 50,000 people in August.
More than two million people have been reached with assistance in the first six months of the year.
Girls and boys across the country are exposed to high levels of violence and often brutal punishments.
Skills taught in youth development centres improve women’s employment prospects and help them break with traditional gender roles.
Cross-border movement has remained low since Eid holidays. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan was 24% this week compared to last week’s figure of 148. Return of undocumented Afghans also remained low with a decrease of 18% compared to 447 individuals that returned between 27 August and 2 September 2017.
Some 84% (307 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 100% (112 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
From 1 January to 10 September 2017, 229,112 people fled their homes due to conflict, up by more than 5,238 people compared to the previous week. A total of 30 out of 34 provinces continue to record some level of forced displacement.
In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.9 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $4.5 billion (61%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.17 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.40 billion (61%).
Total displacement in Afghanistan this year has reached more than 223,000 people.
Intensified military operations in Chardarah district, Kunduz, displaced around 5,200 people, according to first reports.
Following flash floods, 221 families have been identified to receive assistance in Laghman, Kunar and Nangarhar. 130 families have already received assistance in a joint response.
In keeping with previous years, humanitarian response has continued to be defined by conflict in the first half of 2017 with equally unacceptably high numbers of civilian casualties (‐1 percent) and a steady rise in armed clashes (+4 percent) if compared to the same period last year, despite an overall reduction in displacement (‐15 percent).
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan increased by 10% this week compared to last week’s figure of 1,015. Return of undocumented Afghans increased by 27% compared to 905 individuals that returned between 13 and 19 August 2017.
Some 90% (1,036 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 99% (1,103 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
Last week, more than 10,300 people have been displaced across Afghanistan, bringing the total number of displaced people to more than 212,000.
More than 20,000 people reportedly have been displaced from Ghormach district to villages within the same district, other districts in Faryab Province and to Maymana City.
Some 7,000 people displaced within Hilmand are reportedly living in dire conditions in Greshk, Nahr-e-Saraj. Due to insecurity, humanitarian partners have no access to these families.
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan was 28% less this week compared to last week’s figure of 1,409. Return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 38% compared to 1,464 individuals that returned between 6 and 12 August 2017.
Some 95% (862 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 99% (1,000 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 202,100 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 127,500 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. While difficult to predict, it is anticipated that between 864,000 and 1.5 million Afghans could return to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries this year.
From January to mid-August, 202,109 people fled their homes due to conflict, up by more than 9,000 people compared to the previous week.
Some 849 spontaneous returnees and 56 deportees arrived in Afghanistan from Pakistan, according to IOM from 13 to 19 August, and from Iran, 3,708 people returned spontaneously and 6,540 were deported.
In the same week, 957 registered refugees returned to Afghanistan, 865 from Pakistan, 84 from Iran and 8 from other countries, as reported by UNHCR.