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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

24 Jul 2018 description

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Drought since April has been inducing displacement in Afghanistan.

Some 51,000 people have moved from Badghis and Ghor provinces to Hirat city. They are reported to be living in informal sites with makeshift shelters. Within Badghis province, approximately 7,000 people moved from the rural areas to the provincial capital and another 560 people were displaced within Muqur district.

Across Afghanistan, drought is affecting the health and nutrition situation of an estimated 4.2 million people.

03 Jul 2018 description


Drought and conflict are triggering displacement in Afghanistan. Almost 20,000 people were displaced due to conflict in June, mostly in Nangarhar and Wardak provinces. Over 20,000 people have been forced to migrate due to drought, since the beginning of April. 4,000 were displaced within Badghis province, during the last week of June. The total number of IDPs in 2018 is over 132,000 countrywide.

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