Afghanistan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 27 Dec 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces approximately 438,000 Afghans from January 1–December 19, 2017

• GoA, humanitarian agencies to address winter needs of 78,000 households

• Afghanistan HRP requests $430 million to assist approximately 2.8 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

• On December 1, the UN released the Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2018–2021, estimating that 3.3 million people—nearly one in every 10 Afghans—will require humanitarian assistance between January and December 2018. The HRP calls for $430 million in funding to assist an estimated 2.8 million of the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan in 2018, representing a significant decrease from the 5.7 million people targeted by the 2017 HRP. Although needs across Afghanistan remain dire, the decrease reflects efforts on behalf of the humanitarian community to more effectively distinguish between acute humanitarian needs resulting from sudden shocks, such as conflict or natural disasters, and chronic needs, associated with insecurity and poverty, which require longer-term, systemic response.

• Conflict displaced an estimated 438,000 people in 31 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces from January 1–December 19, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Approximately 15 percent of displaced people relocated to hard-to-reach areas, where full verification of the extent of displacement remains challenging due to limited humanitarian access.

• In FY 2017, the U.S. Government (USG) contributed nearly $214 million to assist conflict- and disaster-affected populations throughout Afghanistan.