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20 Oct 2017 description


• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities


20 Oct 2017 description


  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance


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.

14 Aug 2017 description


  • GoP repatriation program assists nearly 260,000 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Recent polio vaccination campaigns reach 92 percent of targeted children countrywide

  • Flooding results in nearly 50 deaths and displaces at least 11,200 people


11 Aug 2017 description


  • In Pakistan, the poorest and most vulnerable members of the population cannot afford a sufficient and nutritious diet. Ongoing conflict between the Government of Pakistan (GoP) and militant groups, recurrent natural disasters—including drought and floods—and a lack of basic health and nutrition education complicates household access to food and livelihood opportunities.

04 Aug 2017 description

- More than three decades of war, civil unrest, and recurring natural disasters have contributed to long-standing humanitarian need in Afghanistan. Since January 2017, the UN reports that conflict has internally displaced more than 146,000 people, and natural disasters have affected 98,000 people.

03 Aug 2017 description

After finishing elementary school, Qismat Rani had nowhere to go. Her small village in Pakistan’s Nankana District had only one government school for girls that went up to and finished at the fifth grade. So, her parents forced her to marry.

“When my mother said it was time, I refused and argued that I wanted to continue studying,” Qismat said. “My maternal aunt wanted me to marry her son, who was in his 30s. She came over with a Quran one day, and that was that.”.

She was only 14 at the time. “I didn’t even know what marriage was.”

19 Jul 2017 description


• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors


24 May 2017 description

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget request for USAID defends our national security interests and addresses the challenges to American leadership abroad.

17 Apr 2017 description


  • Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 40 percent higher than in 2015

  • 2017 Afghanistan HRP seeks $550 million to meet humanitarian needs

  • Relief organizations report spike in security incidents involving staff


13 Jan 2017 description


• Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 surpassed UN projections

• Approximately 618,300 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016

• UN reports that armed clashes increased by 23 percent compared to previous year


12 Jan 2017 description


The Lessons Learned Portal Project is a recommendation by participants of the February 2015 Expert Forum in Antalya, Turkey, a gathering of more than 90 participants that focused on “Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned about Hydro-meteorological Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate.”

06 Jan 2017 description


  • GoP repatriation program assists more than 224,100 families to return to FATA

  • More than 370,100 registered Afghan refugees depart Pakistan in 2016

  • USAID/FFP provides an additional $10 million for emergency food assistance to conflict-affected households


23 Dec 2016 description

In 2016, EM-DAT preliminary data indicates that 301 country level disasters occurred, affecting 102 countries. The impact of which sums up to a total of 7,628 deaths, 411 million affected people, and US$97 billion of economic damages.

15 Dec 2016 description

Cluster Overview

The FSAC has been a central part of the humanitarian response in Afghanistan since 2008. It is co-led by World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and co-chair by Caritas Germany. Over 172 partner organizations country-wide are active in the FSAC, including NGOs, Government ministries UN agencies and donors.

02 Nov 2016 description


  • Conflict displaces more than 277,000 people in 2016

  • Approximately 11,000 people a week return from Pakistan to Afghanistan

  • UN issues $152 million flash appeal to assist displaced and returnee populations