UNICEF Afghanistan Humanitarian Situation Report: 1-28 February 2022
The UNICEF Afghanistan Humanitarian Situation Report provides an update on the situation and needs of children, as well as information on UNICEF's responses and funding requirements to meet these needs.
The UNICEF Afghanistan Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal is the largest in the history of the organization, valued at US$ 2 billion for 2022. Thanks to partners’ generous contributions, the appeal is currently about 24% funded.
Key highlights from 1-28 February 2022 report include:
- UNICEF began the distribution of emergency cash support for an estimated 194,000 public teachers with 113,868 teachers paid in February
- UNICEF estimates 3.2 million children in Afghanistan will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2022, and a million severely malnourished children are at risk of death, if immediate action is not taken.
- During the reporting period, more than 31,000 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) following the screening of nearly one million children.
- There has been a sharp rise of more than 13,400 measles cases this year, bringing the total since Jan 2021 to 43,988 cases (80 per cent among children under five). UNICEF is working with partners on a measles-outbreak campaign as an immediate response.
- With UNICEF support, more than 99,580 people received life-saving protection services including 1,435 separated and unaccompanied children who benefitted from family-tracing and reunification services.