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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).

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.

13 Oct 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 9% less compared to 1,054 refugees that repatriated between 24 and 30 September 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans increased by 27% compared to last week’s figure of 899 individuals.

Some 89% (1,010 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 96% (929 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

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).

06 Oct 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 23% less compared to 1,377 refugees that repatriated between 17 and 23 September 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased, by 31%, compared to last week’s figure of 1,307 individuals.
Some 91% (819 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 96% (1,015 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

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).

29 Sep 2017 description

There was no significant change in cross-border movement during the reporting week. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan slightly decreased by 4% compared to 1,437 refugees that repatriated between 10 and 16 September 2017. With a 2% decrease, the return of undocumented Afghans remained similar to last week’s figure of 1,337 individuals.

Some 96% (1,249 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (1,354 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

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.

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.

22 Sep 2017 description

Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan increased significantly this week compared to last week’s figure of 112. Return of undocumented Afghans also increased compared to 367 individuals that returned between 3 and 9 September 2017.
Some 90% (1,204 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 97% (1,400 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

18 Sep 2017 description
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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.

18 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

14 Sep 2017 description

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.

11 Sep 2017 description
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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.