Humanitarian needs persist among populations affected by floods earlier in the year.
Ongoing insecurity results in civilian casualties and displacement.
The U.S. Government (USG) responds to the complex emergency in Afghanistan with more than $199 million in FY 2014 humanitarian assistance.
Insecurity continues to affect civilians and relief workers throughout Afghanistan. The U.N. reports that conflict resulted in more than 1,500 civilian deaths between January 1 and June 30—a 17 percent increase in civilian deaths from the same period in 2013. In August, eight relief workers died in 31 reported violent incidents against aid personnel and facilities, according to OCHA.
The 2013 National Nutrition Survey—released in August 2014—suggests that 46 percent of children under the age of five are stunted due to malnutrition, exceeding the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) emergency threshold of 40 percent.
In FY 2014, the USG provided more than $199 million in humanitarian assistance for people affected by the complex emergency in Afghanistan. This includes nearly $66 million from USAID/FFP and more than $25 million from USAID/OFDA for emergency food assistance and relief commodities; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions; activities designed to strengthen humanitarian coordination, information management, and risk preparedness; and shelter support. State/PRM also provided more than $107 million to assist vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, in Afghanistan and in neighboring countries.