Afghanistan Humanitarian

Situation Report No. 3

Herat camp
UNICEF Afghanistan/2020/Dejongh

Highlights

• 25 of the 34 provinces in Afghanistan are above the emergency threshold for acute
malnutrition in 2019. More than one third of Afghans are facing severe crisis or
emergency level of food insecurity in 2019 (IPC, Aug 2019).
• The National Assessment of the Prevention of Child Recruitment in Afghanistan
conducted in 2019, found out that 1 in 100 families had at least one child recruited
in armed forces during the last five years. Out of 10 children who joined armed
forces, 1 got killed or went missing, 3 are still in armed forces and 6 returned and
are in need of reintegration support.
• Direct targeted attacks on health care facilities and health care workers have
increased in 2018 and 2019.
• 84 healthcare providers and 258 healthcare facilities were severely affected. As a
consequence, more people especially children and women now are denied access
to basic health services than ever before (WHO, 2019).
• 488 schools remain closed due to insecurity depriving around 146,400 children’s
right to education.
• UNICEF and partners provided over 674,000 affected children and families with
integrated lifesaving assistance such as WASH, Nutrition, Health Education, Child
Protection and distribution of none-food items.
• UNICEF/WASH has constructed, as part of durable solution, two solar powered
water networks to drought affected displaced people in formal IDP settlement in
Herat province covering 46,000 people since May 2019.

Author

UNICEF Afghanistan

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English

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