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Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 60 | 01 - 31 January 2017


  • A new NRC/ATR report to be released soon highlights that the humanitarian community in Afghanistan must do more to improve access and meet needs in hard to access areas if it is to uphold humanitarian principles.
  •  UNAMA’s 2016 Protection of Civilians report reveals that civilian casualties last year hit a record high; with more children than ever before recorded as affected.
  • We speak to Basia Haidari, a female aid worker for IMC in Kunduz, who tells us about the importance of having female staff to reach vulnerable Afghan women.
  • The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on 21 January; requesting US$550 million to reach 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans with humanitarian assistance.  
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
13 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Public Information and Advocacy
Public Information Unit
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination