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12 Nov 2018 description

Nearly forty years of conflict have deeply affected Afghanistan. Despite efforts to stabilise the country the security situation continues to deteriorate. Whilst peace talks between the Government of Afghanistan and the main non-state armed group continue, the conflict between the different actors across the country has continued to intensify. Attacks on civilians and aid workers have increased, and 2018 is on track to be the deadliest year on record for civilians in Afghanistan.

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.

18 Oct 2018 description

8AFGHANISTAN/Badghis: Sultana, 24, recently had to bury her youngest daughter, who froze to death in the Afghan desert.*

Thousands of families have settled in tents on an arid field in the northwestern Afghan desert. After four years of failed rains, hunger has forced them to flee. They are farmers, but have long since sold off the livestock that would have provided them with food through the winter. Now, the cold has already claimed its first victims. The youngest children die first. Sultana’s daughter was only three months old.

18 Oct 2018 description

People displaced in Afghanistan's worst drought-affected province, Badghis, urgently need food and better shelter to survive the upcoming winter months. "We fear that cold and hungry children will be hit by winter illnesses leading to entirely preventable deaths," warned Chris Nyamandi, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Afghanistan. "Temperatures have already dropped close to zero degrees at night and the next few weeks will be really testing for families with freezing temperatures coming up.

18 Sep 2018 description

Key Figures (August 2018)

Annual Target (HRP)
Total 1.5 Million

People Reached (August 2018)
Total 599,350

People Reached (Year 2018)
No of Partners Responded 1,126,464 22

10 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children


• Hunger on the rise in world’s most brutal war zones

• 2 in 3 infants with life-threatening malnutrition set to go untreated this year

• Alarming shortfalls in funding for conflict zones; spike in obstructions to delivery of humanitarian aid

• Content & case studies available here

30 Aug 2018 description

By Enayatullah Azad, Media, Information & Advocacy Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council

OSLO, Aug 30 2018 (IPS) - Amid a precarious security situation in Afghanistan, the worst drought in recent history that hit two out of three provinces in Afghanistan in July has destabilised the lives of tens of thousands of civilians, some of whom have already been displaced.

The United Nations has predicted that over two million people are expected to become severely food insecure in the coming period.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

Almost three million people living in some of the most remote and dangerous areas of the world will be receiving meat as part of Islamic Relief’s Qurbani distributions, during the Eid Festival.

The international humanitarian and development organisation is distributing quality Qurbani meat in 35 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, during Eid al-Adha, which this year is celebrated between 21-23 August.

16 Aug 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern’s commitment to leaving no one behind has increasingly taken the organisation to fragile contexts, where the devastating consequences of conflict and resulting levels of human suffering have soared in recent years.

26 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

Executive Summary

Oxfam conducted a Humanitarian Needs Assessment in Khadeer district of Daykundi province.
The assessment applied quantitative method of data collection from the communities with 226 respondents were interviewed out of which 53.5% were male and 46.5% were female respondents.
It is worth of mentioning that all data has been collected from rural areas, while majority of interviewed households were permanent resident of Khadeer district with 100% living in rural areas.

26 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

Executive Summary

Oxfam through its partner ADA conducted a Humanitarian Needs Assessment in Ashtarlay district of Daykundi province. The assessment applied quantitative method of data collection from ten drought affected communities. Totally, 342 individuals were interviewed out of which 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female, while 79.5% of interviewed households head were male and 20.5% were female.

24 Jul 2018 description

On July 23rd, 2018, partners of the EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) funded Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM) launched a regional response to meet the immediate needs of over 8,000 drought displaced households in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The response is expected to reach up to 10,000 unassisted drought displaced households before the end of July.

24 Jul 2018 description

Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of mortality among children under 5 years old in the world, with thousands of children dying every year. Malnutrition remains a major underlying cause behind child mortality and morbidity in many of Afghanistan's provinces. Almost half of all under-5 deaths are attributable to undernutrition, while more than 80% of neonatal deaths occur among newborn infants with low birth weights in the highest burden settings - strongly linked to very poor nutrition status of pregnant and lactating women.

19 Jul 2018 description


  • Drought in 20 provinces across the country has significantly affected the health and nutrition situation of 4.2 million people. Health Cluster partners are scaling up their response.

  • The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) has been revised due to the drought situation. An additional $117 million has been requested from the HRP.

  • The deteriorating security situation in some parts of the country has led to the closure of health facilities in many districts and casualties among healthcare workers.

19 Jul 2018 description

Key Figures (May) 2018)

Annual Target (HRP)

1.5 Million

Total People Reached (June 2018)


Total People Reached (Year 2018)


No of Partners Responded



08 Jul 2018 description

NGOs call for comprehensive response to Drought in Afghanistan:

4th July 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains one of the worst funded of the large crises around the world. Millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance, mostly due to conflict, rapid-onset natural disasters and situations of protracted displacement. So far this year only 29% of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is funded; but on top of the initial response plan, a drought is further escalating needs.

13 Jun 2018 description

Key Figures (May) 2018)

Annual Target (HRP)


Total People Reached (May 2018)


Total People Reached (Year 2018)


No of Partners Responded



05 Jun 2018 description
report Cordaid

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.