UNICEF Afghanistan Humanitarian Situation Report: 1 January-31 December, 2023

Situation Report #12 in 2023: 1 Jan- 31 Dec, 2023

UNICEF Afghanistan Humanitarian Situation Report: 1 Jan-31 Dec 2023
UNICEF Afghanistan



  • In 2023, Afghanistan continued to grapple with the consequences of four decades of conflict, entrenched poverty, climate-induced crises, and barriers to women’s equality and participation in public life.
  •  Additionally, more than 489,000 Afghan returnees from Pakistan have been registered since 15 September 2023 and over 275,000 people were affected by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in October 2023.
  • UNICEF continued to support humanitarian programmes with Health, WASH, Nutrition, Child Protection, Education and Social behaviour change and social protection interventions. 
  • In 2023, UNICEF reached more than 20 million people with primary health care services including 1 million people who were reached with life-saving health services in hard-to-reach areas through mobile teams.
  • During the year, 715,000 children with severe wasting (57 per cent girls) were admitted for treatment.
  • UNICEF also supported 686,000 children (60 per cent girls) with education services in 2023 through 21,355 community-based education (CBE) classes.
Situation Report #12 in 2023:  1 Jan-31 Dec, 2023
UNICEF Afghanistan