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Afghanistan

OCHA - Afghanistan: Situation Report - Highlights (September 4, 2019)

  • In August, civilian continue to be affected by violence in the last month of campaigning before the 28 September presidential election that had been delayed twice already.
  • Natural disasters in 2019 severely damaged or destroyed 24,653 homes in 32 provinces, affecting 292,525 people.
  • Attacks on schools tripled between 2017 and 2018 in the first increase in attacks since 2015.
  • Healthcare out of reach for many Afghan as nearly a third of the population needs to travel more than 5 km to receive health services.
  • Devastating combination of drought, conflict and insecurity in 2018 continues to exacerbate the nutritional status of vulnerable people.

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Key Figures

  • People in Need

    6,300,000 15% increase since June 19, 2018

    Source: OCHA
  • People Targeted for Assistance

    4,500,000 No change since May 31, 2019

    Source: OCHA
  • Children in Need

    3,800,000 58% increase since July 18, 2018

    Source: UNICEF
  • People in Food Crisis/Emergency (IPC phase 3+)

    9,838,408 29% increase since August 20, 2017

    Source: IPC
  • Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Iran (per year)

    290,881 3% increase since August 17, 2019

    Source: IOM
  • Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (per year)

    14,189 2% increase since August 17, 2019

    Source: IOM