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Afghanistan: Humanitarian Dashboard (1 Jan - 30 Sep 2017)

Situation Overview:

Conflict displacement has continued into 2017 with 320,000 new IDPs by the end of September. While this represents around a 11 per cent reduction compared to those displaced by fighting in the same period in 2016, a rising insurgency and increased insecurity are exacerbating existing humanitarian needs while simultaneously generating new ones. The number of IDPs located in hard-to-reach areas constitutes 18 per cent (58,750) of the newly-displaced caseload while more than 57 per cent of those displaced are reported to be children who face particular risk of abuse and exploitation. During the first nine months of the year, 8,019 civilian casualties (2,640 dead and 5,379 injured) were also recorded. Returns through Torkham, Spin Boldak, Nimroz and Herat borders continued with some 375,500 undocumented Afghans (70 per cent from Iran) arrived in the first nine months of the year adding to the pressure on existing services and resources in hosting communities. Small-scale natural disasters, including a series of avalanches in Nuristan province in February, affected 50,900 (26 per cent less than Jan-Sep 2016) leaving many individuals in need of emergency food, shelter and medical support.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
30 Nov 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Dashboard
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Natural Disasters
Refugees and Returnees
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination