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OCHA Afghanistan Weekly Field Report Week | 6 - 12 November 2017

In Brief: 

  • More than 338,000 people have been displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan this year. This is up by nearly 19,000 people compared to the previous week.
  • More than 7,600 people reportedly arrived in Kunduz City from Chardarah and Dasht-e-Archi districts and according to local authorities, nearly 5,500 people fled several contested districts in Hilmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces to Kandahar / Dand.
  • In Daykundi, a survey indicates a critical level acute malnutrition with a Global Acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 14.8 per cent and a high level of child morbidity.
  • In the past week, 822 people spontaneously returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan and another 22 were deported. From Iran, 6,037 people returned spontaneously and 6,282 were deported.
  • Also in the past week, 554 refugees returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan and 11 refugees returned from Iran.
  • During the past week, more than 44,000 displaced people, undocumented returnees, refugees or host families received some form of humanitarian assistance across the country.
  • Heavy clashes in Chak, Jaghatu, Nerkh and Jalrez districts of Wardak province hamper access for humanitarian partners to assess the situation of reportedly displaced families.

Download the report via the pull-down menu above in English and Pashto. The Dari version will be made available as soon as possible. 

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
13 Nov 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Afghanistan