Civilian deaths in Afghanistan in 2015 surpass previous record
UNAMA documents increasing attacks on health facilities and personnel
Increased precipitation in March signals an improved agro-climatic outlook, raises flooding concerns
Conflict displaced more than 335,400 people in Afghanistan in 2015—a 78 percent increase from 2014, according to the UN. To date in 2016, conflict has displaced approximately 65,000 people in 21 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
In 2015, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) recorded approximately 11,000 civilian casualties, including more than 3,500 deaths and nearly 7,500 injuries. The figure represents a 4 percent increase from 2014 and the highest annual total since UNAMA began formally documenting civilian casualties in 2009.
In January, the Afghanistan Humanitarian Country Team—comprising representatives from the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) Ministry of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs, the UN, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)—released the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). The 2016 HRP requests approximately $393 million to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to an estimated 3.5 million people in Afghanistan, including internally-displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and returnees.