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OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report Week | 1 – 7 January 2018

OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report Week | 1 January – 7 January 2018

Highlights: 

  • In 2017, more than 448,000 people have been displaced by conflict in Afghanistan - an average of more than 1,200 people every day. The highest number of displaced people was recorded in Nangarhar Province, followed by Kunduz and Badghis.
  • From 1 to 6 January, 403 undocumented returnees from Pakistan arrived in Afghanistan and 9,081 from Iran, according to IOM. In 2017, a total of 462,316 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran and 98,191 from Pakistan.
  • UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation programme is suspended due to winter. In total, 58,817 refugees returned from Pakistan, Iran and other countries to Afghanistan during the past year.
  • During the past week, more than 113,000 displaced people, undocumented returnees, refugees and host families received some form of humanitarian assistance.
  • The health facility at Islam Qala border crossing with Iran closed down on 31 December due to lack of continued funding for salaries of health workers, leaving a gap.
  • In Badghis, the last of eight health facilities reopened on 6 January after one week of forced closure following community elder’s negotiations with members of an NSAG.
  • Fighting over control of the highway connecting Maymana with Andkhoy has disrupted the flow of aid supplies from Mazar-e-Sharif to Maymana since last November.
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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
08 Jan 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report