Humanitarian access remains a significant challenge countrywide
Natural disasters affect fewer people in 2016 than in 2015
Donors contribute 29 percent of funding requested in 2016 HRP
Security conditions across Afghanistan have deteriorated in recent months, increasing the number of people displaced within the country and further constraining already limited access to crisis-affected populations.
As of June 30, conflict had internally displaced more than 149,000 people from 29 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces since the beginning of the year, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Approximately 26 percent of the displaced population was residing in areas inaccessible to the humanitarian community.
As of May 31, natural disasters had affected nearly 9,000 families across Afghanistan in 2016—approximately 45 percent fewer than during the same period of 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
To date in FY 2016, USAID has provided nearly $70.5 million to respond to the humanitarian needs resulting from the complex emergency in Afghanistan. USAID partners are providing life-saving assistance while also increasing local disaster preparedness and response capacity.
State/PRM has contributed nearly $40 million in FY 2016 to assist vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in neighboring countries.