Humanitarian Health Action

Afghanistan health situation reports

2017

  • March 2017

    Emergency humanitarian action update

    Civilian casualties and major attacks are increasing in many parts of Afghani-stan; a devastating attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in central Kabul on 8 March claimed dozens of lives. Three more health facilities were forced to close in the southern region due to conflict in March; around 1700 families were displaced. Flash floods in Herat province killed four people and affected 352 families. Further 795 families were internally displaced in western provinces due to conflict. The number of returnees and refugees from Pakistan and Iran reached 56 000 by the end on February 2017: 80% of them were undocumented return-ees from Iran. More than 115 disease outbreaks were reported in the first quarter of 2017, of which 63% were measles and 10% Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF).

  • January 2017

    Emergency humanitarian action update

    3,498 civilians killed and 7,920 injured. Children are suffering disproportion-ately from the conflict: an increase of 24% in child casualties was recorded form the previous year. 304 families were reported to be internally displaced due to escalating vio-lence and insecurity in Helmand in January 2017. Over 650,000 people were internally displaced by conflict in 2016—an in-crease of 38% from 2015 (OCHA). Heavy rains and snowfall resulted in floods affecting 23 houses in Kandahar, eight houses in Helmand and 33 in Zabul in January. Two wild poliovirus cases (WPV1) have been reported in January 2017.

2015

  • 27 October 2015

    Afghanistan earthquake: Health situation in Pakistan

    26 October 2015 -- A 7.5 magnitude earthquake with 189 km depth struck Afghanistan today causing injuries and deaths, as well as damage in infrastructure in some parts of the country (Source: U.S. Geological Survey). Some 866 060 people live 100 km around the epicentre Jurm district, 65 km South of Faizabad, Badakshan. Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System has issued RED alert on the Afghanistan earthquake. WHO is closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds for first-hand information.

  • 26 October 2015

    Afghanistan earthquake: Health situation reports

    26 October 2015 -- An earthquake of 7.7 magnitude jolted Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, 26 October 2015 at 02:09pm. The epicenter was the Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan. Tremors have been felt in major cities in Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat and Malakand. UNSIOC reported so far more than 100 people injured and approximately 27 people killed. Chief Minister KP said 400 people injured while 30 dead. Emergency declared in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Pakistan has established control room and provided emergency numbers.

2014

  • 29 - 30 April 2014

    Floods in Afghanistan

    Heavy rainfall on 24-25 April resulted in flash floods across 10 provinces in northern, north-east and western Afghanistan. Initial reports indicate that Jawzjan province is the worst affected. According to the UN, more than 132 people have been killed, 27 000 affected and 16 000 displaced in Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces as of 28 April.

2013

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