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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.

12 Dec 2018 description

Kabul, 12 December 2018 – With an urgent need to scale up disaster risk reduction across Afghanistan and to address humanitarian needs, UN Environment carried out a three-day interactive training course in Kabul from 10 -12 December 2018, to examine the challenges and opportunities for advancing ecosystem-based disaster reduction measures in humanitarian action and development planning.

11 Dec 2018 description

Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2405 (2018), in which the Secretary-General was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

On 30 November 2018, a 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit Pule-Khumri city in Baghlan province: 1,190 people were affected, nine people were injured, 32 houses destroyed, and 138 houses damaged.

Based on initial reports, 29,650 people were displaced in the past week.

A total of 316,470 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

10 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13612

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kacou Houadja Léon Adom (Côte d’Ivoire):

The Members of the Security Council welcomed the outcome of the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan on 27-28 November, co-hosted by the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations, which renewed the partnership and cooperation of the Government of Afghanistan and the international community for Afghanistan’s peace, prosperity and self-reliance midway through the Transformation Decade (2015-2024).

10 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

  • 766,300 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
  • 735,277 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018 31,023 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
  • 13,644 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran 331 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan 5% of returnees from Iran (623 individuals) assisted
  • 87% of returnees from Pakistan (287 individuals) assisted

Return from Iran

07 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 3 million people including an estimated 1.6 million children are affected by the impact of drought across the country. The number of food insecure population is likely to increase to over 6 million people during the lean season

07 Dec 2018 description

ABSTRACT

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is like tango, it takes two — the ocean and the atmosphere — to complete. This year, despite widespread above-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, the atmosphere has not yet responded. Therefore, only “ENSO-neutral” conditions have prevailed in the region so far.

Although the stage is set for the tango, ENSO may or may not materialize, or just slightly influence some parts of the region.

06 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;

06 Dec 2018 description
report WaterAid

Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity: WaterAid

A new ranking by WaterAid of developing countries shows where millions of people are already losing their right to water, increasing their vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.

05 Dec 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:
- The situation in Malistan and Jaghuri districts in Ghazni province is gradually becoming normal. IDPs have started returning to their place of origin.
- Based on initial reports, 6,720 people were displaced in the past week, out of which 1,400 were displaced due to drought.
- A total of 306,161 people have been verified as being displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement

05 Dec 2018 description

Roald Høvring

AFGHANISTAN/Badghis: Thousands have been displaced from their homes because of conflict, drought and lack of food. Now, winter is approaching and the cold have already claimed its first victims.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is working around the clock to ensure that the most vulnerable families receive shelter to be able to make it through the winter.

04 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

752,325 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

721,633 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

30,692 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

12,965 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

617 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

6% of returnees from Iran (817 individuals) assisted

89% of returnees from Pakistan (550 individuals) assisted

04 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

• 9,603 families have received NFIs and 3,231 families have received emergency shelter from IOM, UNHCR, IFRC, DRC, IRC and NRC

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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.