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25 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting across the country displaced more than 9,400 people, according to initial reports.

  • Fear of attacks on education impacts schools in Nangarhar province.

  • The UN officially opened Awaaz Afghanistan (https://awaazaf.org/).

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

20 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

• Some 120,000 people have newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw during the reporting period.

• The number of people displaced due to the drought is currently more than 250,000 in the Western Region.

• Assistance is being provided in the displacement sites in Badghis and Hirat provinces and efforts are ongoing to scale up assistance in rural areas of origin.

• Around 190,000 people have been reached with safe drinking water in areas of origin and of displacement in Hirat and Badghis provinces.

18 Sep 2018 description

Since mid-September, conflict has escalated between the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces and the Taliban in Sar-e-Pul, Jawzjan and Balkh provinces. Parliamentary elections will be held on 20 October and violence will likely continue in the runup to the vote. An unknown number of people have been displaced in the affected provinces.

17 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting across the country displaced more than 6,700 people, according to initial reports.

  • 66,000 people affected by conflict and drought received humanitarian aid in six provinces.

  • A health facility in Khogyani, Nangarhar, was reportedly severely damaged in fighting.

6,700 New IDPs reported in the past week

225,166 Total verified IDPs in 2018

66,000 People assisted in the past week

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

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**

06 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan continued to be worsen due to drought, ongoing displacement and conflict. More than two thirds of the country, some 20 provinces, are affected by drought impacting 750,000 people who are at risk of acute water shortage and 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

04 Sep 2018 description

As at 31 August 2018:

11,599 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (10,301 from Pakistan).

208,615 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

78,340 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

31 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

  • The number of people displaced due to the drought has surpassed 150,000 in August in the Western Region. Most of them are located in informal sites in Hirat and Qala-e-Naw cities.

  • Some 311,000 people received food, cash or livelihood assistance in Badghis, Ghor, Hirat, Jawzjan,
    Faryab and Kandahar provinces in August.

  • Water trucking reached 34,000 people in rural areas of Badghis Province and more than 100,000 residents of informal sites in Hirat and Qala-e-Naw.

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.

30 Aug 2018 description

10,225 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (9,255 from Pakistan).

166,834 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.

78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.

Key Updates as at 31 July 2018

27 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • The general situation in Ghazni city has returned to how it was prior to the attack on 10 August.

  • An estimated 18,000 people newly displaced by drought arrived from Muqur district in Qala-e-Naw.

  • Early engagements and child marriages are on the rise in informal settlements in Hirat City.

70 New IDPs reported in the past week
178,000 Total verified IDPs in 2018
28,000 People assisted in the past week

20 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting in Ghazni City has ended and humanitarian assistance is reaching residents.

  • The number of people displaced by drought in the Western Region has surpassed 100,000.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to more than 61,000 people in need.

2,150 New IDPs reported in the past week
178,000 Total verified IDPs in 2018
61,000 People assisted in the past week

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.

12 Aug 2018 description

Weekly Highlights 01 August to 07 August 2018

Natural Disasters Update:

Drought IDP Overview in Herat: