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Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 12 December 2017

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Ongoing military clashes in the north and east of Hama have displaced over 90,000 people since October. Oqeirbat, As-Saan and Hamra districts are the most affected.

Most IDPs were displaced to northwestern governorates, particularly Idlib. IDP sites in northwestern governorates report cross-sectoral needs that are likely to be exacerbated by the onset of winter.

Reported needs include widespread shortages of fuel, food, drinking water, and lack of adequate medical care and sanitation.

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In the eastern province of Nangarhar the number of IDPs more than doubled following a recent escalation of fighting.

As of 12 December the total number of IDPs in the province is estimated to be around 93,000, compared to around 40,000 in mid-October. The total number of IDPs in the eastern region is estimated to be around 120,000, which constitutes the 31% of Afghanistan’s total IDP population.

Conflict is reported to be the main driver of displacement. Hostilities are ongoing and continue to affect humanitarian access. Throughout winter the humanitarian situation is likely to deteriorate.

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Updated: 12/12/2017
Next GEO updated on Tuesday 19 December