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Afghanistan Weekly Field Report (30 July - 5 August 2018)

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Key issues in the past week:

  • Drought forced approximately 14,000 people from their homes to the cities of Kunduz and Qala-eNaw, according to initial reports.

  • Humanitarian agencies provided assistance to 90,000 people in need in the past week.

  • In Jalalabad, aid workers and civilians were killed in two separate attacks within the past week.

Countrywide conflict displacement

A total of 172,193 people has been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018, according to OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS). This is up by 5,153 displaced people compared to the previous week. The DTS tracks displacements based on humanitarian assessments.

Conflict Displacement Alerts* (see map)

Central and South East Region: Some 1,400 people arrived in the provincial capital Mahmud-e-Raqi, Kapisa, from two districts within the province and from Laghman, Nuristan and Baghlan provinces due to insecurity in their areas of origin and a military operation in Tagab district, Kapisa. Nearly 500 people arrived in Kabul from different provinces and more than 700 arrived in Khost centre from within Khost. Some 1,400 people were displaced within Paktya and arrived in Gardez City.

North- and North-Eastern Region: More than 2,400 people arrived in Kunduz City from Chardarah district, Kunduz, according to authorities.

Eastern Region: Military operations targeting positions of armed groups in Asmar district, Kunar, displaced around 2,700 people locally and to Asadabad, Shigal Wa Sheltan and Narang districts, according to local authorities.

Southern Region: Fighting along the road from Tirinkot with Dehrawud, both in Uruzgan, reportedly resulted in the repeated displacement of dozens of families to safer areas.

Natural Disasters and Drought (see response section)

A forest fire in Nail Valley, Alishang district in Laghman, is threatening two villages with around 3,500 residents, according to ANDMA. Authorities and humanitarian partners are preparing emergency assistance for 2,100 people in case of displacements.
According to first reports from authorities, more than 10,000 people were displaced due to the drought from different districts in Kunduz Province. The number and reason for displacement is currently being triangulated. In Qala-eNaw, Badghis, around 4,000 people arrived, reportedly displaced by drought from Muqur district.
In Jawzjan, ZOA started a six-month drought response project in Shiberghan and Khwajadukoh districts that includes cash for food for 900 families in 24 villages and water trucking of more than 1 million litres per month.
WFP continued general food distribution in that will last until October for 147,700 people affected by drought in Jawzjan and Faryab provinces.

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