Afghanistan Humanitarian Emergency

A midwife performs a check-up on a baby.
UNFPA Afghanistan/Sahar Jahish

Home to one of the world's youngest and fastest-growing populations, Afghanistan faces challenges that include more than thirty years of conflict, weak governance and poverty that disproportionally affects women and children. The country is also prone to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes. Humanitarian assistance, youth issues and maternal and infant health are priorities of UNFPA, which provides sexual and reproductive health care and services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 32.5 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

9.30 million
2.33 million
372,000
1.81 million
Last updated on - 30 June 2017
UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    54
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    35
    Number of safe spaces
    4
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    7
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    25
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    41
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    18

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.