UNICEF Afghanistan Mid-Year Humanitarian Situation Report: January - June 2023
Situation Report #6 in 2023: January - June
- The number of people in need increased from 28.3. million in January to 29.2 million people in May, mainly due to an increase in the number of people requiring specialized protection services.
- During the first half of the year, UNICEF reached over 20 million people (50%) children, with essential health and nutrition services.
- From January to June, nearly 8 million children were screened for acute malnutrition through mobile and fixed health facilities. Approximately 350,000 children (56% girls) were admitted for treatment of severe wasting. When comparing the first half of 2023 to the same period last year, UNICEF and partners have treated 31 percent more children with severe wasting.
- From January to June 2023, UNICEF supported over 633,000 children (60% girls) with access to education through 19,654 community-based education (CBE) classes in 31 of the 34 provinces.