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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.

05 Nov 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• A total of 282,000 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.

• Three new polio cases have been recorded in the south and east of the country.

• 223,100 people are currently estimated to be displaced in the western region as a result of drought.

9,758 New IDPs reported in the past week

158,000 People assisted in the past week

282,000 Total verified IDPs in 2018

02 Nov 2018 description


• Drought internally displaces an estimated 253,600 people as of September 30

• Some drought-affected households likely to experience IPC 4 levels of acute food insecurity by January

• Conflict, strained capacity hinder humanitarian response efforts

Key Developments

28 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

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

2.5 million drought-affected people targeted by WFP for food assistance (WFP analysis of EFSA results, 2018)

255,000 people displaced by conflict (OCHA 14 October)


21 Oct 2018 description


  • During the first half of September 2018, around 120,000 people were newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw due to on-going drought. The number of people displaced due to the drought is currently more than 250,000 in the Western Region.

  • There are insufficient resources across all sectors of aid in Badghis among all partners.

  • The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan is 250,000 in 2018.

20 Oct 2018 description


• Despite increased efforts of humanitarian partners, living conditions for families displaced by the drought remain harsh.

• Families displaced by the drought have consumed their food assistance and negative coping mechanisms like marrying off girls are on the rise.

• The attack on Ghazni City in August trapped thousands of families in their homes during days of heavy fighting.

• The UN officially launched Awaaz Afghanistan, the first inter-agency nationwide call centre that people in need can reach tollfree by dialling 4-1-0.

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

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.

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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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