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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths’ remarks at High-Level Ministerial Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, 13 September 2021

Geneva, 13 September 2021 As delivered Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Last week, as the Secretary-General has already mentioned, I travelled to Afghanistan. I met with the de facto authorities,...

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  • People in Need

    18,400,000 31% increase since 8 Jun 2020

    Source: OCHA
  • People Targeted for Assistance

    15,700,000 41% increase since 8 Jun 2020

    Source: OCHA
  • Children in Need

    7,400,000 45% increase since 4 Dec 2019

    Source: UNICEF
  • People in Food Crisis/Emergency (IPC phase 3+)

    10,938,000 2% decrease since 8 Nov 2020

    Source: IPC
  • Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Iran (per year)

    752,013 3% increase since 12 Aug 2021

    Source: IOM
  • Undocumented Afghan Returnees from Pakistan (per year)

    759,046 10702% increase since 12 Aug 2021

    Source: IOM

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