UNICEF continues to support supplementary immunization activities to contribute to polio eradication, measles control, and maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination
UNICEF is currently the lead agency for the Nutrition Cluster in Afghanistan, a consortium of government and NGO partners that coordinate emergency preparedness and response.
UNICEF is working with the Government in developing policies and strategies for community-based operation and maintenance of services and infrastructure.
Initiatives are being supported to eliminate child trafficking, early marriage, forced and bonded child labour to reduce physical, psychological and sexual violence against children.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) that aims to eradicate Poliomyelitis, a crippling disease affecting children has now entered its most critical and hopefully final phase in Afghanistan
Like all countries, Afghanistan faces the risk of a natural emergency at any time; the country often suffers from the effects of cold weather, flooding, drought and earthquakes