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10 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • The drought has displaced a total of 275,000 people, 52,000 people more than conflict in 2018.
  • In Qala-e-Naw, partners are ramping up assistance across all sectors and deploy additional staff.
  • Health authorities in Hirat report a spike of cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.

9,700 New IDPs reported in the past week
222,500 Total verified IDPs in 2018
63,000 People assisted

 **Countrywide conflict displacement**

04 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • The centre of Ghazni city has been declared clear of mines, 100 items of UXO have been destroyed

  • Taliban have reportedly taken three ambulances and medical staff under their control in Nangarhar.

  • The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan has surpassed 200,000 in 2018.

5,400 New IDPs reported in the past week
206,615 Total verified IDPs in 2018
60,000 People assisted in the past week

19 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region where up to 2.2 million people may be affected by water- and vector-borne diseases and malnutrition.

  • The top two communicable diseases during July were acute diarrheal diseases (356,940 cases) and acute respiratory infections (346,407 cases).

  • Seventy-one (71) attacks on healthcare were reported in July, including 42 attacks/closures of health facilities, 27 attacks on health personnel and two attacks on ambulances.

14 Aug 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • Afghanistan is suffering from severe drought, which has placed an estimated 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP Afghanistan’s response to the drought has three phases. Phase 1, the early response was completed in June and targeted 14 provinces and reached 463,000 people. Phase 2, the enhanced response, is ongoing. Phase 3, the full-scale response, will begin in September or early October.

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

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.

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.

12 Jul 2018 description
report European Union

The common analysis and guidance note on Afghanistan are the result of a pilot process for the development of country guidance.

This pilot process was completed successfully with the endorsement of the guidance note by the EASO Management Board during its 28th meeting in June 2018. In addition to providing guidance on one of the main countries of origin for applicants for international protection in the EU, this pilot served as a basis for consolidating the methodology for development of country guidance, and as a model for future notes.

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:

03 Jul 2018 description

AFGHANISTAN

Drought and conflict are triggering displacement in Afghanistan. Almost 20,000 people were displaced due to conflict in June, mostly in Nangarhar and Wardak provinces. Over 20,000 people have been forced to migrate due to drought, since the beginning of April. 4,000 were displaced within Badghis province, during the last week of June. The total number of IDPs in 2018 is over 132,000 countrywide.

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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.

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.

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

27 May 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

In April, drought and food insecurity in large part of the country raised concern along with ongoing conflict and mass population displacement. 1 million are at risk of life-threatening food insecurity.

On April 30, two blasts killed nine journalists and many other civilians. Other explosions occurred across the country injuring and killing many in April.

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