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14 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • In Ghazni City, an estimated 270,000 residents are caught in a city that has turned into a battlefield.
  • The drought has led to further displacement in Badghis, Farah and Ghor provinces.
  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 17,000 people in need in the past week.

3,660 New IDPs reported in the past week
175,850 Total verified IDPs in 2018
17,000 People assisted in the past week

Countrywide conflict displacement

07 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Drought forced approximately 14,000 people from their homes to the cities of Kunduz and Qala-eNaw, according to initial reports.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 90,000 people in need in the past week.

  • In Jalalabad, aid workers and civilians were killed in two separate attacks within the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

30 Jul 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Authorities distributed wheat grain to over 25,000 families affected by drought in Badghis province.

  • Humanitarian agencies have supported 47,768 drought-affected people in Herat and Badghis.

  • Health facilities in two provinces remain closed and a midwives training centre was attacked in Jalalabad, Nangarhar.

17,696* New IDPs reported in the past week

52,578 People assisted in the past week

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.

23 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Authorities distributed wheat grain to 100,000 people in four districts of Badghis Province.

  • Cash distribution to 58,000 drought-affected people is underway in Hirat City and Qala-e-Naw.

  • All health facilities in Zabul have been closed, depriving 300,000 people from access to services.

  • In Kunar, 12 members of a mine clearance team of a local NGO were abducted on 18 July.

7,700 New IDPs reported in the past week

19 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • 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.

16 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • The collapse of a natural dam in Panjsher flooded several villages destroyed more than 150 houses.

  • Some 3,400 people are reportedly displaced to Tirinkot City, due to fighting in Dehrawud district.

  • Members of an armed group force 37 health facilities to close in Zabul Province.

  • A total of 21,000 people in need received humanitarian assistance across the country.

7,700 New IDPs reported in the past week

09 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

  • Conflict and fighting in five provinces displaced 21,000 people, according to first initial reports.
  • IOM suspended activities at three border crossings due to lack of funding for two weeks.
  • Demonstrations in Faryab and Balkh provinces hampered humanitarian activities.
  • A total of 52,000 people in need received humanitarian assistance across the country.

Key figures of the past week:

02 Jul 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:
- Around 7,000 people were reportedly displaced from insecure districts in Wardak Province.
- A new case of polio has been reported from Hilmand, the ninth case this year in Afghanistan.
- 17 clinics in Badghis have reportedly run out of supplies, due to interference by armed groups.
- A total of 32,000 people in need received humanitarian assistance across the country.

02 Jul 2018 description

High levels of food assistance needs will persist through at least early 2019

Key Messages

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

25 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average cereal output forecast for 2018 following dry weather conditions

  • Cereal import requirements in 2018/19 increasing

  • Wheat prices generally stable, inflation easing

  • High levels of food insecurity

Below average cereal output forecast in 2018 following dry weather conditions

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.

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.

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

05 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION

  • More than three decades of war, sustained flows of returnees, civil unrest, insurgent activity and recurring natural disasters have contributed to chronic humanitarian need in Afghanistan. As of early June, nearly 117,000 people are internally displaced due to conflict, more than 326,200 undocumented Afghans have returned from Iran and Pakistan, and approximately 10,000 people have migrated due to drought in 2018, according to the UN.

05 Jun 2018 description
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An estimated 1.4 million Afghans need life-saving assistance in the coming months, due to severe drought caused by La Niña climate conditions. “Water wells have run dry, crops are lost, livestock is dying. Farmers are forced to leave their villages”, says Abdur Rauf, humanitarian program coordinator for Cordaid in Kabul.

04 Jun 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• Conflict forced 6,300 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.

• Flash floods in Takhar reportedly affected around 700 people, according to first information.

• Snow fall in the Central Highlands created extensive destruction of fields and orchards.

• In Hilmand, 150,000 heads of livestock have died due to the drought, according to authorities.

Countrywide conflict displacement