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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.

19 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

- 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

Key Figures

Annual Target (HRP) 1.5 Million

Total People Reached (September 2018) 150,155

Total People Reached (Year 2018) 1,542,984

No of Partners Responded 25

Response: As of 15 Oct 2018, 30,000 droughts displaced families in western region (12,000 in Herat and 18,000 in Qala-e-Now) are receiving assistance through WASH partners. A total of 182,000 people reached with safe water by tankering and 3500 latrines and 2,200 baths installed so far to meet the sanitation needs.

18 Oct 2018 description

8AFGHANISTAN/Badghis: Sultana, 24, recently had to bury her youngest daughter, who froze to death in the Afghan desert.*

Thousands of families have settled in tents on an arid field in the northwestern Afghan desert. After four years of failed rains, hunger has forced them to flee. They are farmers, but have long since sold off the livestock that would have provided them with food through the winter. Now, the cold has already claimed its first victims. The youngest children die first. Sultana’s daughter was only three months old.

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

12 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN

Stefanie Glinski, Regular IRIN contributor

ABKAMARI DISTRICT/Afghanistan, 11 October 2018,

The dusty, barren hills of western Afghanistan stretch far into the horizon. Here in Badghis Province, a severe drought has left barely any vegetation alive. But some villages in Abkamari District are an exception.

Read more on IRIN.

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)

10 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

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

3.5 million drought-affected people are in need of food assistance (WFP analysis of EFSA results, 2018)

243,600 people displaced by conflict (OCHA 30 September)


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.

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.

08 Oct 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• Nearly a quarter of a million people have been displaced by conflict this year in Afghanistan.

• More than 114,000 people affected by conflict and drought received humanitarian assistance.

• IEDs caused almost half of the civilian casualties from conflict-related violence in 2018, according to a special report published by UNAMA.

Countrywide Conflict Displacement