Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 36 | 01 - 31 January 2015
Conflict, refugees, and floods fuel humanitarian needs
Afghanistan 2014 SRP 67% funded
CHF projects help 1.8 million people in 2014
405 million requested (US$)
2014 - Humanitarian action in review
Conflict, refugees, and floods fuel humanitarian needs in Afghanistan
Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani as its second democratically elected president in 2014. The period of political uncertainty surrounding the election fuelled further violence in the country. The year saw an increase in conflict related deaths, injuries and displacement, an influx of 280,178 Pakistanis seeking refuge in Afghanistan, significant malnutrition needs, and massive flooding in the north with 7,643 homes destroyed.
Humanitarian support to 156,200 Afghans displaced by conflict
Across Afghanistan, regional IDP Task Forces reported more than 156,200 persons displaced by conflict in 2014 compared to 124,900 in 2013. Protection services were provided to 35,400 persons, including nearly 21,000 children not in school due to conflict displacement who were supported with psychosocial spaces. The immediate food security and livelihood needs of over 131,000 individuals were met through cash, food, and voucher assistance. Water and sanitation support was provided to over 200,000 displaced persons and returnees living in camp settings and with host communities.
Pakistani refugee influx requires large-scale response
Since June 2014, Afghanistan has witnessed a refugee influx from Pakistan into Khost and Paktika provinces triggered by continued military operations in North Waziristan Agency (NWA). Military operations did not end in September as expected and were even expanded. As a result, new arrivals continued to cross into Afghanistan. By the end of 2014, 38,424 families (280,178 individuals) had been assessed, including 28,477 families in Khost and 9,947 families in Paktika. Approximately 6,200 families or 16 per cent of the total are accommodated in Gulan camp, while 84 per cent is living with host families straining the already limited resources of under-served communities.