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OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 2 - 8 October 2017

OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report | 2 - 8 October 2017


  • From 1 January to 8 October 2017, 266,689 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan.
  • Some 4,200 displaced people from Sia Gird/Ghorband district arrived in Kabul City, according to first, unverified reports.
  • More than 3,500 people were displaced by clashes and military operations in Alishang, Laghman, within the district and to Mehtarlam, according to authorities.
  • During the past week, more than 23,000 displaced people, undocumented returnees and refugees received some form of humanitarian assistance in all regions of the country.
  • From 1 to 7 October, a total of 1,053 undocumented returnees and 606 Afghan refugees arrived in Afghanistan from Pakistan.
  • Humanitarian access to southern Nangarhar/Shinwari Belt remains restricted in areas controlled by NSAGs. Coupled with the fluid security situation, humanitarian partners are unable to gain a better understanding of humanitarian issues and possible unmet needs in the area.
  • The reportedly forced closure of some 40 health facilities in Uruzgan continued into its third week, depriving an estimated 420,000 people from access to health care

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
09 Oct 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report