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Humanitarian Bulletin Afghanistan | Issue 76 | 1 – 31 May 2018

Humanitarian Bulletin Afghanistan | Issue 76 | 1 – 30 May 2018

In this issue

  • Afghanistan HRP revised due to drought
  • Half of all children in Afghanistan out-of-school
  • Flash floods affected 46,000 people in May
  • Returns of Afghan citizens from Iran on the rise
  • Humanitarian access and aid worker incidents
  • Donor Dialogue: Esmée De-Jong, ECHO
  • Humanitarian Financing Update
  • CHF-funding only $18 million so far this year


  • The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was revised to include response to the drought and now calls for $547 million.
  • In May, flash floods and flooding affected more than 46,000 people across the country.
  • In provinces like Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Paktika, Zabul or Uruzgan up to 85 per cent of all girls are not going to school.
  • In 2018, more than 320,000 Afghan citizens have returned from Iran, many of them deported by authorities.
  • The head of ECHO in Afghanistan speaks in-depth on the humanitarian situation and the importance for aid workers to get out of the “Kabul Bubble”.
  • Funding for the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)-Afghanistan is only $18 million so far this year.
  • Humanitarian Response Plan Funding at 29% with $157.3 million received from $546.6 million required.

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Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Jun 2018
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin