Afghanistan: Overview of Reported Security-Related Incidents (First Quarter 2020)

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Afghanistan is impacted by sporadic security-related incidents as reported in various locations across the country. Based on data collected by ACLED from January to March 2020, there were around 2,220 security-related incidents in 32 provinces (396 unique locations). These featured conflicts over land control and extortion of civilians, which resulted in more than 3,900 fatalities. In this insecure environment, humanitarian actors need to ensure their acceptance by local communities, as well as the acceptance of their risk-adapted activities plan, to continue delivering assistance to people in need. Meanwhile, the primary responsibility for the protection and assistance to the Afghan population remains with the national authorities and security forces, with support from their international partners.