UNFPA Afghanistan

Home to one of the world’s youngest, fastest growing populations, Afghanistan faces challenges exacerbated by conflict, weak governance and cultural barriers, especially in the case of impoverished women and children. UNFPA programmes invest in reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and socioeconomic development; humanitarian assistance and youth issues are priorities in all three areas. Assistance is channelled to replicable programmes in provinces with high rates of poverty and maternal and infant mortality, and where communities are actively engaged in their development.

Data overview Voir plus

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Santé maternelle et néonatale

  • Naissances assistées par un professionnel de santé qualifié en

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

  • Taux de prévalence des contraceptifs (toutes méthodes confondues)

  • Besoin non satisfait

Éducation

Fécondité

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Espérance de vie

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Pratiques nuisibles

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Afghanistan Voir plus

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Espérance de vie

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Afghanistan in 2020 Voir plus

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

581 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

327 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

26 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

48164 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Adolescent-friendly Sexual and reproductive health services

Quality assured, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were provided in at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Men and boys

A national mechanism was in place to engage men and boys in national policies and programmes

Data on gender-based violence

National systems were in place to collect and disseminate data on the incidence of gender-based violence

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

581 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

327 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

26 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

48164 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure Voir plus

Programme activities

  • Revenus
  • Principales
  • Non - core

Actualités

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