Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Conflict Induced Displacements (as of 19 February 2017)

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Actual displacements between 1 January 2017 and 26 January 2017

From 1 January 2017 to 26 January 2017, 15,445 individuals fled their homes due to conflict. A total of 18 out of 34 provinces had recorded some level of forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, thus preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining the provision of assistance and services. Displacement affects all individuals differently with needs, vulnerabilities and protection risks evolving over time due to exhaustion of coping mechanisms and only basic emergency assistance provided following initial displacement. Inadequate shelter, food insecurity, insufficient access to sanitation and health facilities, as well as a lack of protection, often result in precarious living conditions that jeopardises the well-being and dignity of affected families.

Beneficiaries assisted between 1 January 2017 and 11 February 2017

From 1 January 2017 to 11 February 2017, 58,764 displaced individuals were provided humanitarian assistance in 22 provinces and 43 districts. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, thus preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining the provision of assistance and services. Displacement affects all individuals differently with needs, vulnerabilities and protection risks evolving over time due to exhaustion of coping mechanisms and only basic emergency assistance provided following initial displacement. Inadequate shelter, food insecurity, insufficient access to sanitation and health facilities, as well as a lack of protection, often result in precarious living conditions that jeopardises the well-being and dignity of affected families.

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