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Emergency and humanitarian update, December 2014–January 2015

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5 February 2015 – The influx of refugees from Pakistan’s north Waziristan Agency into Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces continues due to active military operations – 38 424 families and 280 178 individuals remain displaced.

Emergency health care service provision for refugees from north Waziristan by HealthNet TPO, ACTD and International Medical Corps (IMC) continues in Khost and Paktika in collaboration with WHO: 44 468 patients were treated by mobile and static clinics during December and January, including 126 deliveries and 8351 routine vaccinations.

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Key health-related statistics

Population (m) 29.7
Health expenditure (% of GDP) 9.5
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 34.8
Life expectancy at birth F/M (2010) 63.2-63.6

Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. 

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