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1,881 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
47,266 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
1,881 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
89% of returnees from Pakistan (1,665 individuals) assisted
4% of returnees from Iran (2,011 individuals) assisted
336 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 5 from Pakistan
314 Special Cases (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 32 from Pakistan
In 2017, 58,817 refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and nonneighboring countries (57,411 Pakistan).
17,168 as at 19 February individuals have been newly displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs).
87,247 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.
Bird flu outbreak was reported from four poultry farms in Herat city on 17 January 2018. Precautionary measures were taken to quarantine the areas and dispose of the infected birds. The preventive and controlling activities are still ongoing in the province.
A total of 1,047 families were displaced due to conflict in northeastern and southern regions.
In Kunar and Nangarhar province, cross border shelling from Pakistan resulted in an increased number of trauma cases.
Afghanistan acceded to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees in 2005, but has not implemented a national asylum framework.
In 2014, Afghanistan received an influx of Pakistani refugees from North Waziristan Agency; an estimated 100,000 remain in a protracted refugee-like situation.
Under its mandate, UNHCR has registered 386 asylum-seekers and refugees of various nationalities in Kabul and other urban centres.
500 000 people
USD 10.5 million
January – December 2018
Conflict, natural disasters and cross-border movements continue to increase food insecurity in Afghanistan. Recurrent violence, economic slowdown, crop pests and natural hazards, such as drought and flooding, increased the vulnerability of already severely food-insecure populations, many living in hard-to-reach areas.
1. Summary of needs from the HNO to be addressed by the cluster:
This report provides baseline results from the formative phase of the three-year external evaluation, conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), of the DEPP.
IOM leads the One UN Programme Ill - Resilience Group
With 2017 drawing to a close, the United Nations shifted gears to United Nations Sustainable Development Framework/One UN Programme Ill. OPI I I is an overarching 5 year (2018-2022) strategic framework for Government of Pakistan and UN development cooperation that focuses on national level UN planned results.
Conflict and displacement continued to affect delivery of health services across the country in December 2017.
In Nangarhar, the Khogiani IDPs continued to burden health services in surrounding districts.
8 health facilities in 4 districts in the west region were closed by Taliban and three health facilities were closed in Kandahar.
1,414 families were displaced in the northeastern region.
Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia
of registered refugees and migrants were minors
Applications for asylum
Persons granted refugee status
Persons granted subsidiary protection
Conflict indicators reached record highs in 2017, including air strikes.
The coming months are expected to be drier and warmer than on average, affecting the upcoming winter and spring crops.
Pressure could mount again on more than two million Afghan citizens in Pakistan to return to their home country.
Awareness campaigns by health workers in Khost have built trust with residents and ensured their better treatment.
Operating environment was marked with small-scale attacks, political tensions between the State of Puntland and ‘Somaliland’ and forced evictions.
Drought, insecurity and conflicts, remain key drivers of displacement and lack of comprehensive land tenure framework remains one of the key drivers for forced evictions.
According to monitoring agencies drought will continue in 2018 and can lead to further increased vulnerability of persons of concern.
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1,987 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
51,751 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
98,191 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017
462,361 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017
87% of returnees from Pakistan (1,737 individuals) assisted
6% of returnees from Iran (2,982 individuals) assisted
732 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 5 from Pakistan
439 Special Cases (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 29 from Pakistan
• Approximately 155,200 refugees and undocumented persons return to Afghanistan from Pakistan between January and November 2017
• GoP restrictions constrain INGO activities in Pakistan
• USAID responds to needs of vulnerable returnee populations in FATA and KPk
This Synthesis Report consolidates the evidence and lessons learned from the DFID-funded Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems research programme, drawing on six country case studies and an international literature review (among other outputs).
• Conflict displaces approximately 438,000 Afghans from January 1–December 19, 2017
• GoA, humanitarian agencies to address winter needs of 78,000 households
• Afghanistan HRP requests $430 million to assist approximately 2.8 million people
Somalia continues to face political instability, humanitarian crisis and clan conflicts.
Due to ongoing conflicts, drought and food insecurity more than one million people have been newly displaced in 2017.
Monitoring agencies expecting that humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate.
POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M
FUNDING (AS OF 28 NOVEMBER) USD 118.7 M
2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview
549 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia
32% of registered refugees and migrants were minors
15 Applications for asylum
0 Persons granted refugee status
0 Persons granted subsidiary protection