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20 Aug 2018 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan in 2018 was displacement due to conflict with more 173,000 people 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.

Almost 31,500 Afghan citizens returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan in 2018. While the number of returnees is less than the same period last year, a larger influx from Pakistan may arrive in the second half of the year.

24 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

05 Jul 2018 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan in 2018 was displacement due to conflict with more 133,000 people 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.

Almost 25,000 Afghan citizens returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan in 2018. While the number of returnees is less than the same period last year, a larger influx from Pakistan is expected in the second half of the year.

25 Jun 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • More than 500 people migrated to Qala-e-Naw City from within Badghis due to the drought.

  • Floods in Bamyan and Daykundi reportedly damaged fields of more than 1,400 families.

  • In the past week, nearly 12,000 Afghan citizens returned from Pakistan and Iran to Afghanistan.

  • Fighting in Faryab Province closed the road connecting Khwajasabzposh with Maimana City.

Countrywide conflict displacement

22 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

19 Jun 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Since January, more than 130,000 people have been displaced by conflict across the country.

  • 36 patients with Crimean–Congo Haemorrhagic Fever have been hospitalised in Hirat City.

  • In Nuristan, armed men set fire to a hospital and detained medical staff for one night.

  • In Daychopan, Zabul, all three health facilities remained closed for the third week in a row.

Countrywide conflict displacement

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

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.

28 May 2018 description

Context and Background

The Government of Afghanistan continues to struggle to obtain full control over its national territory, with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) considering some 45 districts of Afghanistan as fully or partially under the control of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) and a further 118 district as contested and regularly falling in and out of government control.

25 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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

21 May 2018 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan in 2018 was displacement due to conflict with more than half a million people 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. Almost 13,000 Afghan citizens returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan in 2018. While the number of returnees is less than the same period last year, a larger influx from Pakistan is expected in the second half of the year.

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.

14,560
New IDPs reported in the past week

14,100
People assisted in the past week

07 May 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• More than 9,000 people have reportedly been displaced by fierce fighting in Faryab Province.

• The ongoing drought is affecting two thirds of all provinces across the country.

• The highway connecting Tirinkot with Kandahar re-opened to all traffic after one week of closure.

• In Zabul, members of an armed group stopped the construction of a medical trauma centre.

19,800 New IDPs reported in the past week

19,600 People assisted in the past week

07 May 2018 description

Funding required: $25.27 B

Funding received: $6.26 B

Funding percentage: 24.8%

People in need: 130.6 M

People to receive aid: 95.3 M

Countries affected: 40

  • As of April 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.27 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.

03 May 2018 description

2017 IN REVIEW

HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

In 2017, the Pakistan Humanitarian Strategic Plan focused on the returning displaced population, paying specific attention to vulnerable groups, and on the remaining 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Malnutrition among affected populations was prioritized, and the Humanitarian Country Team continued to strengthen preparedness for large-scale natural disasters.