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Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 61 | 01 - 28 February 2017


  • Mr. Mark Bowden, who finished his posting as Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan in February, farewells the humanitarian community, reflecting on his successes and challenges as HC, and what still needs to be achieved.
  • Undocumented returnees receiving cash assistance under an NCRO program prioritised spending on food, rent, debt repayment and health expenses, according to a recent post distribution monitoring survey.
  • With a possible 500,000 undocumented Afghans to return from Pakistan, IOM asks: after basic humanitarian assistance is distributed, what happens next?
  • Samuel Hall calls for greater investment in psychosocial programming, reflecting on the findings of their new report Urban Displaced Youth in Kabul: Mental Health Matters.


Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
16 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Public Information and Advocacy
Public Information Unit
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination