Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 9 - 15 April 2017

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

2016: The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 increased to 660,995, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. This remains the highest number on record, and a 41 per cent increase on the 470,000 displaced in 2015.

2017: 58,656 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 26 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

Northern/North Eastern: The security situation deteriorated across the region with military operations in Bilcheragh, Faryab reportedly displacing 8,400 individuals: ARCS will carry out an assessment in the coming days. In Jawzjan, 840 individuals were reportedly displaced from Darzab to Shiberghan following clashes between government forces and NSAGs while in Kunduz fighting continued during the week in Chardara, Dasht-e-Archi and Emamsahib. No related displacements have as yet been reported. Since the beginning of the year 14,903 individuals have been displaced in the region, almost 25 per cent of the total displaced countrywide.

Southern: Military operations and airstrikes reportedly displaced 2,800 individuals from Nesh to Dand in Kandahar and from Nawae-Barakzaiy in Hilmand. Assessments are planned in both locations.

Western: Sporadic clashes occurred between government and NSAGs in Hirat, Badghis, Ghor and Farah. No displacements have been reported.

Eastern: Clashes between government forces and NSAGs intensified in the past week in Nangarhar and Laghman. In Laghman, 1,240 individuals were reportedly displaced from Alingar, Alishang and Dawlatshah to the provincial capital Mehtarlam. Intermittent cross border shelling and artillery in Khas Kunar and Shegal Wa Sheltan and Sarkani in Kunar and Gushta in Nangarhar also reportedly displaced 651 individuals to Khas Kunar. Assessments will take place shortly.

Central: Fighting between government forces and NSAGs in Khoshi, Charkh and Baraki Barak districts in Logar reportedly displaced 2,415 individuals to Pul-e-Alam and Mohammad Agha districts. Assessments are planned. Military operations are also ongoing Ghazni, Paktia and Paktika with some civilian displacements expected.

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