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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

25 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is expected to hit Yemen and Oman next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  3. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

22 May 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• Fighting in Baghlan and Ghazni provinces temporarily displaced more than 20,000 people.

• Flash floods in seven provinces affected more than 16,000 people.

• 13,000 people affected by the drought, flash floods or an earthquake received assistance.

• Health facilities in two districts of Uruzgan have been closed for two weeks due to active conflict.

27,000 New IDPs reported in the past week

42,000 People assisted in the past week

16 May 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) is coordinating closely with Afghanistan authorities, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), other Movement partners with incountry presence, and humanitarian actors regarding potential humanitarian intervention. As of now, no external assistance is determined yet.

The situation

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

13 May 2018 description

Key Figures (March 2018)

Annual Target (HRP)

750,000

Total People Reached (March 2018)

131,698

Total People Reached (Year 2018)

289,267

No of Partners Responded

20

Highlights:

09 May 2018 description

Submission Date: 09 May 2018

Natural Disasters, Conflict IDPs, Coordination and DRR activity UPDATE: 02 May to 08 May 2018

Natural Disasters Update:

Bamyan:

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

06 May 2018 description

Dry conditions prevail in much of the country despite improved rainfall in March and April

Key Messages

04 May 2018 description

In Numbers

54,063 people displaced by conflict since 1 January 2018

5,500mt of food assistance and US$119,000 cash based transfers distributed

US$20.9 m six months (Apr-Sept 2018) net funding requirements, representing 34% of total

Operational Updates

  • The Government of Pakistan has permitted over 2.3 million Afghan nationals residing in Pakistan to stay there until 30 June, further delaying an increase in returns and postponing the pressure of the humanitarian system in Afghanistan.

02 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

General Objective

The overall objective of the assessment is to inform the response of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster for the ongoing dry spell in Afghanistan. The assessment aims at supporting the Cluster to better identify target population groups, priority areas and relevant interventions.

Specific Objective(s)

• Identify how population groups have been affected differently by the dry spell to better target interventions.

25 Apr 2018 description

A drought is bringing yet more suffering to 1 million already food insecure people across two thirds of the country. Some 13 million people are now food insecure, 8 million of whom are severely food insecure. But based on available resources, the humanitarian community can only support 90,000 people (less than 10 per cent of the dry spell-affected population) for just two months.

25 Apr 2018 description

Submission Date: 25 April 2018

Natural Disasters, Conflict IDPs, Coordination and DRR activity UPDATE: 18 April to 24 April 2018

Natural Disasters Update:

Herat: