Afghanistan: Ghazni Armed Clash, Flash Update No. 2 (17 November 2018)

Situation overview

Fighting between the Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG) and Afghan forces is still ongoing in Khas Uruzgan, Malistan and Jaghuri districts of Ghazni province. However, government reinforced its force by sending additional troops.
ANSF forces reached Jaghuri District Administrative Centre (DAC) and they are preparing for operation against NSAG. NSAG that were advancing towards Jaghuri DAC withdrew to Hotul Anguri which had been captured by NSAG on 13 November 2018.
On 14 November, NSAG attacked a police checkpoint in Nawabad area of Ghazni city which is the major concentration area for IDPs from Malistan and Jaghuri. Hence, there was a secondary displacement to other locations including Kabul.
The conflict situation has made many locals to leave their home which resulted in influx of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Ghazni city and Bamyan Centre.
As per Department of Refugees and Returnees (DoRR), 930 families (6,510 individuals approximately) have arrived in Bamyan Center as of 16 November. Furthermore, according to DoRR initial report the number of IDPs from Malistan and Jaghuri in Ghazni city had reached 2660 families (15,820 people).
Human causalities have been reported on both sides of conflicts. However, reportedly there are no numbers indicated yet.

Humanitarian Impact

As of 16 November, the number of IDPs that reached to Bamyan center stood at 930 families and unconfirmed reports suggest that about 70 more families more are on their way to Bamyan. 2660 families have arrived in Gahzni Centre according to DoRRD (as of 16 November 2018).
The joint (ANDMA, Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (DoRRD), DoRR) team visited PD 13 and PD 6 of Kabul on 14 November 2018. The joint team met with IDPs representatives to assess the humanitarian situation of the newly arrived IDPs families. The team noted that many families have arrived in the mentioned districts and have been sheltered with their relatives on temporarily basis. The team did not find any IDP families living in common places such as; (school, clinic, mosques, camps or under open spaces). The team found that the IDPs families are in so need of humanitarian assistance so that they can mitigate their vulnerability ahead of the winter season that has just started.

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