Assistance needs due to armed conflict and frequent natural disasters include food, healthcare, and protection.? With the increase in the number of people internally displaced by conflict and the influx of returnees from Pakistan and Iran in the year 2016, shelter and WASH needs have increased significantly. 9.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.?However, the high level of insecurity constrains access.?
INFORM measures Afghanistan’s risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be very high, at 7.8/10. Afghanistan’s hazard is of particular concern, at 8.8/10.?
24/07: In the first half of 2017, 40% of all civilian casualties were due to the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by anti-government forces, a 15% increase on comparable figures for the first six months of 2016. ?
Pakistan has extended the deadline for registered Afghan refugees to leave the country to the end of the year 2017.
Food security Newly displaced people are at particular risk of food insecurity.
Health services are severely underequipped and understaffed, particularly in conflict areas.
Protection: Civilians are often intentionally targeted by the Taliban. Nine in ten women are reported to regularly face physical, psychological, or sexual violence.
Information Gaps and needs
Lack of information on the disabled, and people with special needs.
Limited information on the welfare and settlement patterns of returnees from Iran.
Access restrictions due to insecurity decrease the accuracy of assessments done on the numbers of conflict induced IDPs and the numbers of people in need of assistance in the country