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24 Jul 2018 description


  • The number of drought-affected families who moved to Hirat City has reached a total of 7,400.

  • Humanitarian needs in rural areas are high and families need assistance to help them stay close to their homes and fields.

  • The ongoing drought will have repercussions that will be felt years to come and humanitarian and development action need to go hand in hand.

  • Attacks on health facilities and health workers have become more deliberate and violent this year.

19 Jul 2018 description


  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region. Up to 2,2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

  • UNAMA released their latest update on civilian casualties covering the first half of 2018. A total 5,122 casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured) were reported between 1 January and 30 June, and the figures remain at record high.

09 Jul 2018 description


  • Nearly 380,000 undocumented Afghans return from Iran and Pakistan

  • Drought conditions in Badghis, Ghor, and Herat affected more than 22,400 people from January to mid-June

  • USG provides more than $76 million in FY 2018 assistance to respond to acute needs across Afghanistan


22 Jun 2018 description


  • The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was revised to include response to the drought and now calls for $547 million.

  • In May, flash floods and flooding affected more than 46,000 people across the country.

  • In provinces like Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Paktika, Zabul or Uruzgan up to 85 per cent of all girls are not going to school.

  • In 2018, more than 320,000 Afghan citizens have returned from Iran, many of them deported by authorities.

20 Jun 2018 description

Key updates, May 2018

  • Due to the upcoming elections, 5 health facilities are used as polling centres, which will negatively affect the provision of services.

  • In May, 10 attacks on health care were reported. These included closure of 6 health facilities, 3 incidents of looting of equipment and supplies, one health worker killed and one more detained by AGEs.

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought that affects the northern region. Up to 2.2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

12 Jun 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• Conflict forced 8,600 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.

• More than 9,500 people returned Afghanistan from abroad during the past week.

• 244 survivors of Gender Based Violence were assisted by Cluster-partners.

• More than 40,000 people received aid across the country from some 20 humanitarian partners.

Countrywide conflict displacement

27 May 2018 description


In April, drought and food insecurity in large part of the country raised concern along with ongoing conflict and mass population displacement. 1 million are at risk of life-threatening food insecurity.

On April 30, two blasts killed nine journalists and many other civilians. Other explosions occurred across the country injuring and killing many in April.

25 May 2018 description


• Two million people at risk of becoming severely food insecure due to the ongoing drought.

• Humanitarian partners need US$115 million to respond to the needs of the 1.4 million most vulnerable people hit by the drought.

• REACH study sheds light on stark living conditions and lack of services in areas under control of armed groups.

• Health professionals call for universal access to health care on 7 April for World Health Day.

• Qatar is a new donor to the CHF-Afghanistan with a $2 million contribution

14 May 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• Around 500 houses were damaged or destroyed by three earthquakes that shook Afghanistan.

• More than 15,000 people have been verified as having migrated to Hirat due to the drought.

• Partners of the Health Cluster reached more than 60,000 people in the past week.

• More than 14,000 people received emergency aid from UN Agencies, NGOs and authorities.

New IDPs reported in the past week

People assisted in the past week

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.

01 Dec 2017 description
report CARE

This report, the result of internal research by CARE International, argues that partnerships in humanitarian response not only meet lifesaving needs but can also address gender inequalities. Based on the review of five recent emergency responses, the report explores which partnership models and practices can best foster gendertransformative humanitarian action.

Gender dimensions

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


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.

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.

04 Sep 2017 description


  • 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.

04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it

28 Aug 2017 description


  • 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.