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Refugees and host households in Khost and Paktika Provinces continue to need assistance

  • Key Message Update
  • Afghanistan
  • December 2014
Refugees and host households in Khost and Paktika Provinces continue to need assistance

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    • Badghis Province is expected to be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through at least March, after below-average harvests of wheat and other crops in 2014. Some households that have been unable to stock adequate food for the winter and lean season may enter Crisis (IPC Phase 3) from January to March 2015, as some coping strategies become unavailable and market access is reduced by the winter.

    • Approximately 5,830 new arrivals were registered in Gulan Camp in Khost Province during December. These people were displaced by the renewed fighting in North Waziristan Agency in Pakistan. The total estimated number of Pakistani refugees in need of assistance in Khost and Paktika Provinces is 280,178 individuals. The influx of refugees has also strained the resources of the host communities. Refugees and hosting households are expected to be Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) through at least March but only with the expected continued presence of humanitarian assistance.

    • Most areas are expected to remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through at least March, as the majority of households have been able to stock adequate food for the winter and lean season. However, some households displaced or otherwise affected by conflict and households in the northeastern provinces that have not yet recovered from flooding in 2014 may continue to be in need of assistance.

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    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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