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18 Oct 2018 description

Key Figures

Annual Target (HRP) 1.5 Million

Total People Reached (September 2018) 150,155

Total People Reached (Year 2018) 1,542,984

No of Partners Responded 25

Response: As of 15 Oct 2018, 30,000 droughts displaced families in western region (12,000 in Herat and 18,000 in Qala-e-Now) are receiving assistance through WASH partners. A total of 182,000 people reached with safe water by tankering and 3500 latrines and 2,200 baths installed so far to meet the sanitation needs.

16 Oct 2018 description


3 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) at checkpoints on major routes connecting to Herat City at Armalek, Kamar Kulagh, and Chaharsoy Guzara

17,099 IDPs enumerated across all FMPs (inflow + outflow)

15,636 arriving IDPs displaced by drought (91% of all IDPs)

1,313 arriving IDPs displaced by conflict (8% of all IDPs)

14,696 arriving IDPs’ intended destination is Injil district (86%), mainly in informal settlements in Shedaye

10,964 arriving IDPs are from Badghis province (64%)

15 Oct 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• The number of people displaced by conflict this year has surpassed a quarter of a million.

• More than 263,330 people are currently displaced due to the drought across four provinces.

• According to the latest IPC report, the number of people in emergency phase of food insecurity has almost doubled to 3.3 million in the past year.

11,200 New IDPs reported in the past week

524,800 Total verified IDPs in 2018

11 Oct 2018 description


6 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) established at checkpoints on major highways connecting to Herat at Shedaye, Band Pashtun, Karokh, Kamar Kulagh, Armalek and Chaharsoy Guzara

9,506 IDPs have been enumerated across all FMPs (inflow & outflow)

8,787 arriving IDPs are drought-induced (92% of all IDPs)

663 arriving IDPs are conflict-induced (7% of all IDPs)

10 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

15.7 million people moderately (12 million) and severely (3.7 million) food insecure in Afghanistan (WFP analysis of EFSA results, 2018)

3.5 million drought-affected people are in need of food assistance (WFP analysis of EFSA results, 2018)

243,600 people displaced by conflict (OCHA 30 September)


09 Oct 2018 description


  • Volatile security circumstances and active fighting in districts of Nangarhar has continued to threaten the safety of health facility staff and has led to an increase in displaced populations in the region.

  • Over 1.6 million people in the Western Region are in need of health assistance, including an estimated 150,000 droughtinduced internal displaced population (IDPs) in Herat City and Qala-e-Naw City.

08 Oct 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• Nearly a quarter of a million people have been displaced by conflict this year in Afghanistan.

• More than 114,000 people affected by conflict and drought received humanitarian assistance.

• IEDs caused almost half of the civilian casualties from conflict-related violence in 2018, according to a special report published by UNAMA.

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

05 Oct 2018 description

Heavy rains reported in Kenya, while flooding risks continue across Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

03 Oct 2018 description
  • Internal displacement: From 1 January to the end of August 2018, 223,169 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. 32 out of 34 provinces had recorded some level of forced displacement, while another 32 provinces are hosting IDPs. 56% IDPs are children, facing additional risks due to the flight and plight of the displacement, including child recruitment, child labour and increased GBV risks. According to OCHA, 18% IDPs are displaced in hard to reach areas.

03 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • During the reporting period, UNICEF provided access to safe drinking water to 141,132 people (91 per cent of target). In addition, 2,997 school-aged children were reached with formal and non-formal education; and 5,528 severely acute malnourished children (15% of target) received treatment in drought affected IDP sites and host communities

  • On child protection, 3,579 emergency-affected boys and girls (24 per cent of target), including separated children, have benefited from psycho-social services.

01 Oct 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • A total of 243,500 people have displaced across the country during 2018.
  • Fear of attacks on education impacts schools in Nangarhar province.
  • A health facility sustained damages in Nahr e Seraj district of Helmand province.

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

A total of 243,563 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018, according to OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS). This is up by more than 8,463 people from the past week.

01 Oct 2018 description

Due to drought, high levels of food assistance needs will persist through the start of the lean season

Key Messages

30 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

25 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting across the country displaced more than 9,400 people, according to initial reports.

  • Fear of attacks on education impacts schools in Nangarhar province.

  • The UN officially opened Awaaz Afghanistan (https://awaazaf.org/).

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

24 Sep 2018 description


577,224 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
552,071 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
25,153 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
14,361 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
505 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
3% of returnees from Iran (442 individuals) assisted
90% of returnees from Pakistan (452 individuals) assisted

Return from Iran

20 Sep 2018 description


• Some 120,000 people have newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw during the reporting period.

• The number of people displaced due to the drought is currently more than 250,000 in the Western Region.

• Assistance is being provided in the displacement sites in Badghis and Hirat provinces and efforts are ongoing to scale up assistance in rural areas of origin.

• Around 190,000 people have been reached with safe drinking water in areas of origin and of displacement in Hirat and Badghis provinces.

20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$107,000 of cash-for-food assistance distributed to drought-affected IDPs in Herat

8,200mt of food dispatched to assist 970,000 vulnerable people in August 2018

US$82.1 m six months funding requirements (September 2018-February 2019)

Operational Updates