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Afghanistan Weekly Field Report (9 - 15 April 2018)

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• In the past week, some 6,600 people have reportedly been newly displaced by conflict.

• Nearly 22,500 Afghan citizens returned to their home country in the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

A total of 68,860 people have been displaced by conflict since the beginning of the year, according to OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS) that tracks displacements based on humanitarian assessments. The provinces hosting the highest number of displaced families remain Kunduz with 13,874 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and Faryab with 9,674 IDPs.

Displacement Alerts

Displacement alerts are shared based on initial information from authorities or partners on the ground. Numbers can change as more information becomes available.

Central, Capital & South-Eastern Region: According to government sources, nearly 1,100 people have been displaced to Puli Alam and Mohammad Agha Districts in Logar Province due to armed conflict. This displacement originated from Barakibarak District within Logar, and Syedabad District in Maidan Wardak Province.
Further, nearly 600 people have been displaced from Chal Konbad, Didrart and Qail Dal villages of Khwaja Umari District to the Ghazni District of Ghazni Province due to armed conflict.

Northern & North-Eastern Region: Displacement of around 1,000 people has been reported to Kunduz City from Ishan Tub area of Khanabad District, within Kunduz Province due to ongoing military operations.

Eastern Region: Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) in Kunar has reported the displacement of 2,170 people due to cross border shelling in Dangam, Barkunar and Shegal wa Sheltan Districts of Kunar Province.

Southern Region: As a result of military operations conducted by ANSF, more than 700 people left their homes in Khasuruzgan District of Uruzgan Province, according to unofficial sources. OCHA is closely monitoring the situation to confirm these displacements.

Western Region: Almost 1,000 people displaced within Qadis District of Badghis Province due to the armed conflict between ANSF and NSAGs.

Returns to Afghanistan

From 8 to 14 April, a total of 22,421 Afghan citizens returned to their home country. According to IOM, 970 people returned spontaneously from Pakistan with 29 more deportees, and from Iran 10,247 Afghans spontaneously returned and 10,535 more were deported. According to UNHCR, 639 refugees were repatriated and assisted in the past week, returning from both Pakistan and Iran.

Security Incidents and Humanitarian Access

In Faryab Province, the delivery of humanitarian aid was delayed due to NSAG attacks on several check points on Andkhoy-Maymana highway. According to Faryab government officials, attacks were repelled and the road is open for traffic.
In Arghestan and Maywand districts of Kandahar, NSAGs have put some restrictions on activities of NGOs, including group counselling and family planning.

Cluster Updates

Partners of the Health Cluster in Nangarhar provided consultations for nearly 8,500 IDPs/returnees from Pakistan and vaccinated more than 1,500 children.
The Sub-Cluster Gender Based Violence (GBV) led by UNFPA reached more than 7,700 people in Nangarhar,
Laghman and Kunar provinces.

Ongoing Response Activities

During the past week, nearly 30,000 displaced people, returnees, refugees and members of vulnerable host families received some form of humanitarian assistance, as reported to OCHA from five regions and following provinces: Badghis, Dangam, Daykundi, Farah, Faryab, Ghor, Hirat, Kabul, Khost, Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar, Nimroz, Uruzgan. Humanitarian organisations conducting activities included ARCS/ICRC, CARE, CoAR, DACAAR, DRC, IOM, IRC, SC, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and WV. Assistance provided included notably cash assistance, food rations, NFIs, winter clothing, blankets, tents and emergency shelter material, hygiene and dignity kits, WASH packages and health consultations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.