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Humanitarian Bulletin Afghanistan | Issue 78 | 1 July – 30 September 2018

Humanitarian Bulletin Afghanistan | Issue 78 | 1 July – 30 September 2018

In this issue:

  • Drought-response in high gear
  • Child marriages on the rise
  • Call centre for families in need
  • Donor Dialogue: Switzerland

 

Highlights:

  • Despite increased efforts of humanitarian partners, living conditions for families displaced by the drought remain harsh.
  • Families displaced by the drought have consumed their food assistance and negative coping mechanisms like marrying off girls are on the rise.
  • The attack on Ghazni City in August trapped thousands of families in their homes during days of heavy fighting.
  • The UN officially launched Awaaz Afghanistan, the first inter-agency nationwide call centre that people in need can reach toll-free by dialling 4-1-0.
  • The number of 25 aid workers killed in 2018 has surpassed the total figure of 2018, when 21 aid workers were killed in the line of duty.
  • Humanitarian Response Plan Funding: US$185.7 million received by 18 October out of $546.6 million requested.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
20 Oct 2018
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin