Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 February – 3 March 2015
Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.
Philippines: 10,000 more people have been displaced in the past week, as fighting between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters continues in Pikit, Maguindanao, and Pagalungan, Cotabato. At least 34,000 have been displaced in total. The latest assessment indicates high security concerns as well as protection, shelter, WASH and health assistance needs.