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Situation report, June 2018

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Kunduz_hospitalUpdates, June 2018

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region. Up to 2.2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.
  • UNAMA released their latest update on civilian casualties covering the first half of 2018. A total 5122 casualties (1692 deaths and 3430 injured) were reported between 1 January and 30 June, and the figures remain at record high.
  • The top two communicable diseases during June were acute respiratory infections (namely cough, cold and pneumonia, 431 578 cases) and acute diarrheal diseases (357 662 cases).
  • Population movement and returnees from Pakistan and Islamic Republic of Iran placed increased demand on health services. In June 2018, a total of 83,845 documented and undocumented individuals returned through Turkham, Spinboldak, Islam Qala and Milak border crossings, bringing the total returns from Pakistan in 2018 to 17 007 and from Iran to 362 499 individuals.
  • 39 attacks on healthcare were reported in June. Two health care workers were killed, one health facility destroyed and two facilities damaged in Ghazni, Nuristan and Zabul provinces.
  • In Daychopan, Zabul, all three health facilities remained closed for the third week in a row. 
  • 17 clinics in Badghis have reportedly run out of supplies due to interference by armed groups.
  • Flash floods in Takhar have reportedly affected around 700 people, according to first reports.

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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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