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Afghanistan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

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• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities


• Conflict displaced nearly 270,000 people in 30 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces from January–September, according to the UN. While the rate of displacement has decreased, following a spike in late 2016, conflict continues to result in widespread humanitarian needs. The UN predicts that fighting will intensify through at least December.

• High levels of violence continue to disproportionately affect Afghan civilians, with more than 8,000 civilian deaths and injuries reported by the UN to date in 2017.

• Natural disasters—including avalanches, flooding, landslides, and other hazards— impacted nearly 109,000 Afghans in 33 provinces as of September, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

• In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA, USAID/FFP, and USAID/Afghanistan provided nearly $105 million to assist conflict- and disaster-affected populations in Afghanistan.