Afghanistan + 2 more

WHO Afghanistan Situation Report - September 2018

Situation Report
Originally published



  • During the first half of September 2018, around 120,000 people were newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw due to on-going drought. The number of people displaced due to the drought is currently more than 250,000 in the Western Region.

  • There are insufficient resources across all sectors of aid in Badghis among all partners.

  • The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan is 250,000 in 2018.

  • In September 2018, a total of 98 outbreaks which include 90 outbreaks of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), 3 dog bites, 2 food poisoning, 1Malaria and 2 measles.

  • Top two communicable diseases in the country during September 2018 were ARI (Cough & Cold +Pneumonia) (396,804 cases) and Acute Diarrheal Diseases (273,372 cases).

  • During Sep 2018, 16 incidents on healthcare were reported which includes closure and/or damage of 07 health facilities, 3 ambulances taken and one health worker killed.

  • Internal population movement due to drought, seasonal change, insecurity and returnees from Pakistan and Iran placed an increasing demand on health services.

  • Three new Polio cases were reported in September 2018.

  • Health Cluster provided for 119,769 beneficiaries in maternal health, trauma care, immunization and psychosocial support in September.

  • A total of 99,117 returnees returned to Afghanistan this month, of which 95,227 from Iran and 3,890 returned from Pakistan.