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Norwegian Refugee Council: Drought has affected two out of three provinces in Afghanistan, with displaced families in the North and West regions particularly at risk. “We are concerned that the poorest cohort of Afghan society, particularly those already displaced by conflict, will be worst affected. Displaced people affected by the drought are prevented from reaching markets
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 23, 2018 The UN says more than 108,000 people have been displaced in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year due to conflict and natural disasters. A total of 108,440 people were displaced between January 1 and May 13, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on May
IRIN: Thirty-year-old Mohammad isn’t sure who shelled his home in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani District: Taliban insurgents, or fighters aligned with the so-called Islamic State. But when a rocket-propelled grenade struck three months ago, killing some of his livestock, he knew he could no longer stay. Click here to read more (external link).
The Guardian (UK): As Pakistan deports thousands of Afghans, informal settlements are adding to the intense strain on Kabul’s resources – with potentially disastrous results. Click here to read more (external link). Related Undocumented In Iran: One Family’s Story
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — More than 12,400 Afghan families have been forced to flee their houses due to increased Taliban-led militancy and clashes in northern Kunduz province since early 2017, a provincial official said Saturday. “Up to 12,400 families from remote districts, outskirts of provincial capital Kunduz city and the nearby areas have
Noor Zahid VOA News / June 23, 2017 The Islamic State group is rapidly expanding in parts of Afghanistan, advancing militarily into areas where it once had a weak presence and strengthening its forces in core regions, according to Afghan and U.S. officials. Depending on the location, the proliferation of IS has drawn varied resistance
Press TV June 22, 2017 At least 34 people have been killed and dozens wounded after a powerful blast hit a bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand. The Thursday blast targeted the New Kabul Bank branch, where members of Afghan security forces had gathered to collect their pay. Omar Zwak,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 29, 2017 The European Union has announced over 44 million euros ($49 million) in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran. EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said in a statement on May 29 that the funding will support Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan, help
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 23, 2017 Conflicts, violence, and natural disasters forced more than 31 million people into internal displacement in 2016, a new report says. The report, released on May 22 by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), differentiates between internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees. It