Afghanistan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 16 Apr 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 48,000 Afghans have returned from Pakistan to date in 2015, reflecting a substantial rise in the daily return rate from 2014.

  • Severe weather events affect more than 8,800 Afghan households in February and March.

  • USAID/FFP provides 40,300 metric tons (MT) in emergency food assistance to Afghanistan.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • The UN estimates that nearly 48,000 Afghans have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan to date in 2015, including both unregistered Afghans and registered refugees. As of February 2015, nearly 750 individuals were returning per day, up from approximately 60 individuals per day in 2014.

  • From January to April, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) documented 60 natural disasters in Afghanistan, primarily avalanches and flooding resulting from heavy snowfall and rain. Relief agencies expect flooding to continue through June, likely resulting in additional displacement and humanitarian needs among affected populations.

  • To date in FY 2015, USAID/FFP has provided 40,300 MT of emergency food assistance—valued at approximately $55 million—to support UN World Food Program (WFP) operations in Afghanistan. USAID/OFDA continues to support vulnerable Afghan populations with FY 2014 and FY 2015 funding through relief commodities, shelter and structure support, and health care services, among other assistance.