Activation time (UTC): 2018-07-13 10:22:00 Event time (UTC): 2018-06-15 00:00:00 Event type: Humanitarian (Population displacement (IDP))
Herat, a city in western Afghanistan, is the current destination for a significant number of Internally Displaced People (IDP) leaving conflict and drought affected areas in northern Herat Province, Badghis Province and Ghor Province. A prolonged dry spell highly affected the availability of food and water in villages of origin. Mass displacement has started towards the main regional city Herat: fears are many more will follow having reportedly depleted all assets and protection means. The EU Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) is very concerned about the lack of basic needs and the high morbidity reported as well as the plight of those that are left in villages affected by the drought. On 13 July DG ECHO activated the EMS Rapid Mapping Component to provide information for operational analysis in the field.
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Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.
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