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OCHA Update: Nangarhar Conflict Displacements (as of 2 May 2019)

On 22 April 2019, an intra- Non State Actor Group (NSAG) conflict in the Zawa area of Khogyani and Wadisar in Sherzad district led to large scale displacement.  As of 30 April 2019, reportedly 56,329 people (8,047 families) have been displaced from both districts. People have mainly been displaced from Khogyani district (Haider Baba Kalai, Chakaw, Star Kalai, Kadalai, Shekh Neka, Chenargai, Khadarkhil, Asman Kalai, Soor Ragha, Tawda Chena, Bagicha) and Sherzad district (Wadisar, Stara Tormai, Chapari, Markikhil, Bulelkhil, Leshakai, Kodikhil, Totoo, Gandomak and Ashfan).

According to the initial information, 63 per cent (5,073 families) of the displaced people have moved to Surkhrod district, followed by Behsud (1,145 families), while 981 families have settled within Khogyani district (Chamtala settlement and district center). A number of others have moved to Jalalabad city, Kama, Rodat district.

Two registration sites in Marghondai area of Sherzad and close to Chamtala settlement in Khogyani district were established by Youth Association Volunteers under the supervision of both district officials. Information shared on a daily basis with the local authorities and humanitarian agencies. Registration was concluded on 30 April 2019 as displacement for the time being has stopped.     

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
02 May 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Eastern Region