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OCHA Weekly Field Report (31 July - 6 August 2017)


  • Nearly 183,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan due to conflict this year, up by more than 9,800 compared to last week.
  • Since January, nearly 80,000 undocumented returnees arrived from Pakistan and more than 206,000 from Iran. Further, 43,400 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan. 
  • After extensive dialogue with communities, SCA was able to re-open all their 20 clinics in Laghman that had been forced to close by NSAGs in June.
  • Five health facilities along Highway 1 in Zabul have ceased operations after members of NSAGs reportedly threatened health workers and ordered them not to report to work.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
07 Aug 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report