Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 6 - 12 November 2017 [EN/PS]
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
As of 12 November, a total of 338,108 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by nearly 19,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (65,859), Kunduz (32,998), Badghis (24,411) and Baghlan (19,138).
Central: More than 1,500 people were reportedly displaced to Mohammed Agha and Pul-e-Alam districts, Logar, from within Logar as well as from Kunar and Kunduz provinces. More than 500 people reportedly arrived in three districts of Panjsher province from districts in Baghlan, Laghman and Nuristan. In 2017, 19,827 people were verified as displaced in the Central and Capital regions, 6 per cent of the total displacement.
Northern/North Eastern: More than 7,600 people reportedly arrived in Kunduz City from Chardarah and Dasht-e-Archi districts and some 2,000 people from four districts in Badakhshan reportedly displaced to Fayzabad city and Keshem district.
According to first reports, 8,200 people arrived in Shiberghan City, Jawzjan, from Darzab and Qushtepa districts and three districts in neighbouring Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces. This year, 110,619 IDPs have been verified in the two regions, 32 per cent of this year’s total displacement across the country.
Eastern: Displacements of 133 people were reported from Chaparhar, Nangarhar, and Barkunar, Kunar, to Surkhrod and Behsud districts in Nangarhar. No new displacements from Khogyani district have been observed since mid-October; 24,000 people are reportedly still in displacement. Since January, 78,068 people have been displaced in the Eastern Region, 23 per cent of the displacements across the country in 2017.
Southern/South Eastern: According to local authorities, nearly 5,500 people fled several contested districts in Hilmand,
Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces to Kandahar / Dand. More than 7,500 people arrived in Gereshk town, Hilmand, according to initial reports. A total of 68,919 people are currently displaced in the two regions, 20 per cent of the total displacements this year.
Western: No significant new displacements have been reported from the Western Region in the past week. According to information from the ground, more than 12,000 people who fled fighting in Balamurghab district in August returned to their homes. In total, 60,675 people are currently displaced in the Western Region, 18 per cent of the total displacements this year.
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