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Afghanistan: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 Dec 2016)

Situation Overview

In Afghanistan, the humanitarian situation in 2016 was defined by the increase in the geographical spread and intensity of the conflict. By the end of the year, some 654,000 Afghans had fled their homes due to conflict, 620,000 had returned to Afghanistan following a deterioration in the protection environment in Pakistan, and 11,418 civilians had been either killed (3,498) or injured (7,920) as a result of fighting between Afghan and pro-government forces and Non State Armed Groups (NSAGs). The Taliban assault on Kunduz in October 2016 almost a year to the day after it previously fell into NSAG hands, followed successive efforts throughout the year to take other key provincial capitals, including Lashkar Gah, Farah and Maimana, underlining the tenuous security situation across many parts of the country and the precariousness of the safety and livelihoods of populations inhabiting these areas.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Mar 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Dashboard
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Natural Disasters
Refugees and Returnees
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination