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Afghanistan: Weekly Humanitarian Update (4 May – 10 May 2020)

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Northeast: People affected by ongoing fighting and severe flooding

Fighting between Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and a Non-State Armed Group (NSAG) continued in Badakhshan and Takhar provinces. The houses of four families were destroyed as a result of ongoing fighting in Baharak district in Takhar province.

132 households (924 people) were affected by severe flooding in Baghlan, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces.

1,960 people affected by conflict and natural disasters received humanitarian assistance in Baghlan, Kunduz and Takhar provinces. 1,407 people displaced by conflict were identified by interagency assessment teams to receive humanitarian assistance in Badakhshan province in the coming days.

Distribution of bread to vulnerable families started in Kunduz and Takhar provinces by the Government of Afghanistan.

East: Over 26,000 people received humanitarian assistance

Fighting between ANSF and an NSAG continued across the east mostly in Kunar, Nangarhar and Nuristan provinces.

On 4 May, severe flooding destroyed the houses and agricultural lands of 31 families in Kunar province.

Across the east, a total of 5,922 people affected by natural disasters and conflict received relief items, food, water, sanitation and hygiene and cash assistance. Also, 20,426 people received food under WFP’s seasonal support program in Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar provinces.

In addition, 5,583 returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and people from host communities were reached with emergency outpatient health services. A total of 389 children were vaccinated for polio and measles. Interagency assessment teams identified 5,796 people to receive humanitarian assistance in the coming days across the east.

Movements of cargo and trucks continued through the Torkham border crossing which are expected to improve trade and market supply in the east.

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