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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Afghanistan

15 Nov 2021

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© OCHA/Pierre Peron

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 15 November 2021

Afghanistan

OCHA reports that the Uruzgan COVID-19 provincial hospital, in Uruzgan, has suspended its medical services since Saturday [13 November] due to a shortage of funds and the lack of medical supplies and equipment. 

Yesterday [14 November], an inter-agency team assessed the needs of families displaced by drought from Badghis and Ghor provinces to Hirat Province. The families, comprising about 1,000 people, are staying in the open.

Meanwhile, needs assessments are ongoing across the country to identify people in need of help to cope with the winter. The International Organization for Migration is providing winterization assistance in several districts of Badakhshan Province for 1,000 families, including shelter, non-food items and clothing.

While the humanitarian response in Afghanistan continues, more must be done by the international community. 

The UN and partners in Afghanistan report that one in four pregnant women and one in two children are malnourished. One in two people do not know where their next meal is coming from. And one in two people now need humanitarian aid to survive.