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15 Aug 2018 description

15/08/2018 Afghanistan is experiencing one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. Ongoing conflict, natural disasters, internal displacement and cross-border movements continue to increase food insecurity. This year, farmers are also suffering from a drought that is affecting the majority of the country.

14 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • In Ghazni City, an estimated 270,000 residents are caught in a city that has turned into a battlefield.
  • The drought has led to further displacement in Badghis, Farah and Ghor provinces.
  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 17,000 people in need in the past week.

3,660 New IDPs reported in the past week
175,850 Total verified IDPs in 2018
17,000 People assisted in the past week

Countrywide conflict displacement

14 Aug 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • Afghanistan is suffering from severe drought, which has placed an estimated 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP Afghanistan’s response to the drought has three phases. Phase 1, the early response was completed in June and targeted 14 provinces and reached 463,000 people. Phase 2, the enhanced response, is ongoing. Phase 3, the full-scale response, will begin in September or early October.

13 Aug 2018 description

Millions of people are being put at risk as droughts across the world affect food production, and livestock this summer.

Australia is experiencing its worst drought in living memory, with the Red Cross launching an emergency appeal for farmers who have been hit hard in recent weeks. The extreme dry spell has seen rural communities lose cattle and crops, putting livelihoods in jeopardy.

12 Aug 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 July to 31 July 2018

  • 7 provinces affected by flood, Landslide, Heavy rainfall and drought

  • 11 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 547 families

  • 12 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

  • 1,039 families (7,273 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

08 Aug 2018 description

Funding Required: $25.41B

Funding Received: $9.39B

Unmet Requirements: $16.02B

Coverage: 37.0%

People in need: 134.0M

People to receive aid: 95.8M

Countries affected: 41

07 Aug 2018 description
report World Bank

Executive summary

Afghanistan has experienced slow growth since 2014, with the draw-down of international security forces, accompanying reductions in international grants, and a worsening security situation (growth has averaged 2.3 percent between 2014-2017).

Following a period of political instability after the 2014 elections, the economy has slowly regained momentum as reforms have been implemented and confidence restored. From a low of 1.5 percent in 2015, real GDP growth accelerated to 2.3 percent in 2016, and is estimated at 2.7 percent for 2017.

07 Aug 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Drought forced approximately 14,000 people from their homes to the cities of Kunduz and Qala-eNaw, according to initial reports.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 90,000 people in need in the past week.

  • In Jalalabad, aid workers and civilians were killed in two separate attacks within the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

02 Aug 2018 description

Natural Disaster Monthly Highlights for June: 01 July to 24 July 2018

  • 7 provinces affected by flood, Landslide, Heavy rainfall and drought

  • 7 natural disaster incidents recorded, reportedly affecting 511 families

  • 12 joint rapid assessments conducted by IOM, ANDMA and other partners

  • 926 families (6,482 individuals) verified in need of humanitarian assistance (NFI, ES and food items)

02 Aug 2018 description

Les crises en Afghanistan, au Bangladesh, en Haïti et dans la région du Sahel parmi les plus sous-financées

01 Aug 2018 description

FAO sounds alarm on overlooked emergencies where humanitarian aid is urgently needed

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti and the Sahel are among most severely underfunded crises

01 Aug 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

30 Jul 2018 description

A drought-affected mother in Afghanistan

Maryam's story

After two years of failed rains, a desperate 19-year-old Maryam, her husband, their two children and her mother-in-law moved from Ghormach, in Badghis Province, north-west Afghanistan, to Herat City, some 200 km away. The family arrived with two blankets, which they sold to buy food.

30 Jul 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Authorities distributed wheat grain to over 25,000 families affected by drought in Badghis province.

  • Humanitarian agencies have supported 47,768 drought-affected people in Herat and Badghis.

  • Health facilities in two provinces remain closed and a midwives training centre was attacked in Jalalabad, Nangarhar.

17,696* New IDPs reported in the past week

52,578 People assisted in the past week

30 Jul 2018 description

New UK aid package to provide emergency food supplies for 1.4 million people

A new UK aid package will contribute emergency food supplies for 1.4 million people in Afghanistan whose lives are at risk from a deadly drought, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced on 27 July.

The UK is one of the first countries to support the United Nations’ appeal. Our rapid response will help import and distribute food and nutrition supplies before the situation deteriorates further.

30 Jul 2018 description

Author: Jelena Bjelica

The Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) has reported that in 22 of Afghanistan’s provinces, cumulative rain and snowfall during the ‘wet season’ – October 2017 to May 2018 – was 30 to 60 per cent below average. The northwest of the country has been particularly hard hit. AAN’s Jelena Bjelica (with input from Obaid Ali and Kate Clark) reports on drought and displacement there and looks at the underlying problems – climate change and government neglect.

A closer look at the consequences of the drought in the northwest