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17 Jan 2019 description

Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:
Herat:
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;
• 29,489 families verified through profiling by site management agencies in 10 settlements

15 Jan 2019 description

Overview

Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

15 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • 1,4141 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019
  • 13,511 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2019
  • 630 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019
  • 7,790 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
  • 205 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
  • 5% of returnees from Iran (419 individuals) assisted
  • 75% of returnees from Pakistan (154 individuals) assisted

Return from Iran

14 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More people in Afghanistan need humanitarian/protection help in 2019 compared with December 2017.

  • Top 2019 HRP priorities include restoring livelihoods and rehabilitating trauma victims back into society.

  • This year, there will also be an emphasis on rolling back food insecurity and on mitigating risky, negative coping mechanisms.

  • Acute food insecurity has risen by 30% in just five years – potentially affecting 13m people in Afghanistan over 2018.

11 Jan 2019 description
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At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.

10 Jan 2019 description

Highlights
- 805,850 total returns from Iran and Pakistan between 01 Jan—31 Dec 2018
- 773,125 total returns from Iran between 01 Jan—31 Dec 2018
- 32,725 total returns from Pakistan between 01 Jan—31 Dec 2018
- 5,721 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran between 01 – 05 Jan 2019
- 425 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan between 01 – 05 Jan 2019
- 4% of returnees from Iran (226 individuals) assisted
- 84% of returnees from Pakistan (357 individuals) assisted

Situation Overview

03 Jan 2019 description

Key issues in the past week:

1, 500 new IDPs reported this week.

Food cluster reached nearly 577,000 people in need in 25 provinces with 6,200 metric tons (mt) of food and US$1.26 million in cash transfers.

A total of 343,000 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

02 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • 800,124 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

  • 767,663 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

  • 32,461 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

  • 10,371 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 434 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 9% of returnees from Iran (980 individuals) assisted

  • 86% of returnees from Pakistan (375 individuals) assisted

Return from Iran

31 Dec 2018 description

January: Pushing for access in Syria

Despite enormous challenges, OCHA and other humanitarian organizations continued to press for access in war-torn Syria, reaching an average of more than 5 million people in need each month in 2018. Syria continued to face protection and access challenges in areas such as Idlib, eastern Ghouta and southern Syria. More than 1.5 million people were newly displaced in 2018 as the crisis entered its eighth year.

27 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

789,319 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

757,292 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

32,027 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

11,141 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

508 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

8% of returnees from Iran (913 individuals) assisted

97% of returnees from Pakistan (495 individuals) assisted

26 Dec 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

Food cluster reached 104,500 drought-affected people in eight provinces with 720 metric tons (mt) of food and US$180,000 in cash transfers.

Based on initial reports, 4,100 people were displaced in the past week.

A total of 332,900 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

19 Dec 2018 description

Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:

Herat:

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

19 Dec 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • On 12 December, 2,100 people (300 families) were airlifted from Sar-e-Hawz villages of Pashtun-Kot to Maymana city.

  • Based on initial reports, 15,200 people were displaced in the past week.

  • A total of 325,200 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

17 Dec 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Poor precipitation during the winter of 2017/2018 in the mountainous regions of Hindu-Kush is responsible for the severe drought that hit Afghanistan in the first half of 2018, particularly over the northwestern regions. These semiarid/arid areas rely heavily on rain and melted snow flowing from the mountains for the majority of their water resources. As most of Western Afghanistan does not receive any precipitation between June and October, the lack of it in earlier months compromises water supply for the rest of the year.

17 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Kabul, 16 December 2018 – The People and Government of Republic of Korea has donated around USD 2.2 million in support of most vulnerable children and women affected by displacement due to drought. The contribution will protect 21,000 families, more than half are children, from the harsh winter season.

16 Dec 2018 description

NEEDS

Ongoing conflict and drought were the key drivers of humanitarian needs during the reporting period (01 July – 30 September 2018).

Approximately 95,172 individuals affected/displaced by conflict were in need of emergency shelter and NFI assistance mainly in Ghazni, Kunduz, Uruzgan, Helmand and Sar e pul Provinces in the North, Northeast, Central and Southern regions of Afghanistan.

15 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

777,670 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

746,151 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

31,519 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

10,874 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

496 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

7% of returnees from Iran (710 individuals) assisted

89% of returnees from Pakistan (441 individuals) assisted