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11 Nov 2018 description

Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:


Following verification, profiling and mapping by DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM in designated settlements and on-going response so far; following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;

• 21,086 families verified in 10 settlements

• 9,103 families have received NFIs and 3,111 families have received emergency shelter from IOM, UNHCR, IFRC, DRC, IRC and NRC

08 Nov 2018 description
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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

05 Nov 2018 description


Typhoon Yutu (locally known as Rosita) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the afternoon of 31 October. As of 5 November, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports 11 deaths due mostly to landslides and flooding.
Over 65,000 families (more than 254,000 people) were affected in over 1,300 barangays in northern Luzon, and over 7,900 homes damaged in Regions I, III, III, VIII, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

03 Nov 2018 description

In response to critical levels of internal displacement, caused by what is being described as the worst drought in Afghanistan in decades, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) monitors inflows of drought-affected IDPs arriving in Herat City, identifying and registering only the newly arriving IDP caseload, and reports/ shares the information with humanitarian partners to facilitate onward registration of newly arriving IDPs into humanitarian assistance programmes. DTM also tracks the outflow of IDPs returning to their places of origin or into secondary displacement.

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

29 Oct 2018 description

13,274 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (11,735 from Pakistan).

235,100 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance.

75,121 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been registered in Khost and Paktika provinces.

Key Updates as at 30 September 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.

19 Oct 2018 description
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- As of 30 September, 142,632 people reached (92% of target) with safe drinking water through water trucking, and 44,120 people (55% of target) including women and children gained access to functional toilets.
- Through mobile health and nutrition teams in Herat and Badghis provinces, 6,326 (18% of target) severely acutely malnourished (SAM) and 2,622 moderately acutely malnourished (MAM) children have been admitted to the UNICEF supported treatment programme provided.

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.

16 Oct 2018 description

(Kabul, 16 October 2018): The United Nations’ Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) and Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) have allocated $34.6 million in emergency aid to support 2.2 million people affected by a severe drought.

With these funds, 7 national NGOs, 15 international NGOs and 4 UN agencies will distribute food and seeds, maintain primary health services, provide emergency shelter, safe drinking water, improve hygiene and sanitation, treat severe malnutrition, and help farmers protect their livestock.

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)

09 Oct 2018 description


More than 28,000 people fled conflict in Badghis, Ghazni, Paktika, Kunar, Kabul, Kapsia and Takhar provinces between 1 and 7 October.

Taliban-led attacks were reported in Wardak, Jowzjan and Ghazni provinces, leading to casualties and damage to infrastructure.

Military operations have intensified in the lead-up to the parliamentary elections on 20 October and violence continues to disrupt civilian life and humanitarian access in the conflict and drought affected country.