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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

05 Oct 2018 description








Spotlight on the recent disaster in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

03 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • During the reporting period, UNICEF provided access to safe drinking water to 141,132 people (91 per cent of target). In addition, 2,997 school-aged children were reached with formal and non-formal education; and 5,528 severely acute malnourished children (15% of target) received treatment in drought affected IDP sites and host communities

  • On child protection, 3,579 emergency-affected boys and girls (24 per cent of target), including separated children, have benefited from psycho-social services.

26 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The 2017/2018 winter period was the fifth consecutive year wherein the main planting season for wheat (October-February) has been compromised due to drought. In 2018, more than two thirds of the country – some 20 provinces – are affected by severe rain deficit and limited snowfall in winter season, negatively affecting water availability and impacting both rain fed and irrigated agricultural lands, and pastures. Due to the drought, nearly 50,000 people from affected provinces have been displaced to Herat and Qalai Naw.

20 Sep 2018 description


• 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.

06 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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.

31 Aug 2018 description


  • 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.

26 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

Executive Summary

Oxfam conducted a Humanitarian Needs Assessment in Khadeer district of Daykundi province.
The assessment applied quantitative method of data collection from the communities with 226 respondents were interviewed out of which 53.5% were male and 46.5% were female respondents.
It is worth of mentioning that all data has been collected from rural areas, while majority of interviewed households were permanent resident of Khadeer district with 100% living in rural areas.

26 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

Executive Summary

Oxfam through its partner ADA conducted a Humanitarian Needs Assessment in Ashtarlay district of Daykundi province. The assessment applied quantitative method of data collection from ten drought affected communities. Totally, 342 individuals were interviewed out of which 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female, while 79.5% of interviewed households head were male and 20.5% were female.

24 Jul 2018 description


  • The number of drought-affected families who moved to Hirat City has reached a total of 7,400.

  • Humanitarian needs in rural areas are high and families need assistance to help them stay close to their homes and fields.

  • The ongoing drought will have repercussions that will be felt years to come and humanitarian and development action need to go hand in hand.

  • Attacks on health facilities and health workers have become more deliberate and violent this year.

12 Jul 2018 description
report European Union

The common analysis and guidance note on Afghanistan are the result of a pilot process for the development of country guidance.

This pilot process was completed successfully with the endorsement of the guidance note by the EASO Management Board during its 28th meeting in June 2018. In addition to providing guidance on one of the main countries of origin for applicants for international protection in the EU, this pilot served as a basis for consolidating the methodology for development of country guidance, and as a model for future notes.

02 Jul 2018 description


In Badghis Province, ongoing drought has reportedly displaced nearly 4,000 people to the provincial centre Qala-e-Naw. Humanitarian assessments of these latest arrivals have commenced. The additional displacement of between 70 and 100 people due to drought has also been reported within contested areas of Ghorak district, Helmand Province.

30 Jun 2018 description

Operational Updates

  • UN OCHA released the revised Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which considers the ongoing drought. Humanitarian needs have increased to 5.5 million people. The revised HRP appeals to donors for a further USD 84 million for food assistance to drought-affected people.

  • The Central Statistics Organization is leading a post-harvest emergency food security assessment with support from WFP, FAO and the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster. This will provide the basis for the full drought response.

22 Jun 2018 description


  • The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was revised to include response to the drought and now calls for $547 million.

  • In May, flash floods and flooding affected more than 46,000 people across the country.

  • In provinces like Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Paktika, Zabul or Uruzgan up to 85 per cent of all girls are not going to school.

  • In 2018, more than 320,000 Afghan citizens have returned from Iran, many of them deported by authorities.