Afghanistan

Afghanistan 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan: Mid-Year Review of Financing, Achievements and Response Challenges

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KEY MESSAGES

  1. Humanitarian response in the first half of 2015 has been shaped by intensification of the conflict resulting in 4,921 civilian casualties (1,592 civilian deaths and 3,329 injured) and a sharp increase in conflict-induced displacement (an increase of 43 per cent) if compared to the same period in the previous year. Of approximately 139,000 IDPs which have been profiled, almost 103,000 are reported to have been displaced during the first six months of 2015 with 17,644 families having received initial life-saving Non Food Items or cash assistance (figures refer to accessible areas only and assistance provided by IDP Task Force; IDPs in non-accessible areas are not captured).

  2. As military operations in North Waziristan continued and expanded throughout 2015, the anticipated spring return of refugees which entered Afghanistan in June 2014 has not occurred resulting in a protracted crisis with families indicating they do not expect to be able to return home for two to three years.

  3. An increase in people requiring humanitarian assistance coupled with insufficient funding for food security agencies, particularly WFP, means that programmes for conflict IDPs, vulnerable returnees, refugees and malnourished children are all seriously under-resourced and in some cases have been terminated.

  4. Relative gaps in data and information from partners related to coverage of assistance provided to meet urgent humanitarian needs has resulted in insufficient analysis on the remaining gaps and effectiveness of aid provided

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