Afghanistan Humanitarian Situation Report #7, 1 January - 30 June 2022



  • During the first half of the year, UNICEF scaled up its humanitarian response in the face of increasing needs and a complex operational environment. The country experienced worsening disease outbreaks, economic decline, acute food insecurity, and devastating natural disasters.

  • Since January, 246,946 children have received life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) following the screening of more than 6.5 million children.

  • UNICEF has provided cash transfers for almost 100,000 households in the first half of 2022, distributing more than US$20M directly to families.

  • More than 1.2 million people were reached with safe water (including temporary emergency water provision) to contain acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) and other outbreaks.

  • On 22 June, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan in Paktika and Khost Provinces leading to wide-scale destruction. UNICEF rapidly responded with life-saving health care through MHNTs and prepositioned WASH supplies – including hygiene kits, soap bars, and water treatment tablets.