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Afghanistan: Drought Response Situation Report No. 1 (as of 31 August 2018)

Afghanistan: Drought Response Situation Report No. 1 (as of 31 August 2018)


  • The number of people displaced due to the drought has surpassed 150,000 in August in the Western Region. Most of them are located in informal sites in Hirat and Qala-e-Naw cities.
  • Some 311,000 people received food, cash or livelihood assistance in Badghis, Ghor, Hirat, Jawzjan, Faryab and Kandahar provinces in August.
  • Water trucking reached 34,000 people in rural areas of Badghis Province and more than 100,000 residents of informal sites in Hirat and Qala-e-Naw.
  • An increase in early marriages and child labour has been noted at informal sites in Hirat City, as the most vulnerable attempt to cope with the situation.
  • As the planting season and winter approach, humanitarian partners in the Western Region are preparing a transition plan to i) enable voluntary returns to areas of origin; ii) provide alternative solutions to encourage off-site movement; and iii) provide winterization support.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
03 Sep 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report