Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) 2024

UNICEF appeals for US$ 1.4 billion to meet the humanitarian and basic needs of 19.4 million people in Afghanistan.

UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, 23.3 million people, including 12.6 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2024, mainly due to the residual impacts of a protracted conflict, extreme climate shocks and the country's severe economic decline, which is characterized by high unemployment and a fragile recovery.

The exclusion of women and girls from most facets of life, including education and the workforce, has significantly increased their protection risks and worsened an already deeply challenging humanitarian situation.

The lack of investment in public services has contributed to the deterioration of key basic service provision, particularly in the WASH and health sectors, hindering the ability of vulnerable communities to recover from shocks and build resilience.

In response to the protracted, complex, multifaceted crises affecting Afghanistan, UNICEF is responding to acute humanitarian needs and meeting the basic, multidimensional needs of communities.

Download the full appeal to find out more about UNICEF’s work and targets in Afghanistan.

Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) 2024