Afghanistan

Save the Children’s Response in Afghanistan (June Update) [EN/Dari/PS]

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CRISIS IN NUMBERS

  • 24.4 million people, including 13 million children need humanitarian assistance (HRP 2022)

  • 97% of Afghans are at risk of falling below the poverty line this year (UNDP)

  • 18.9 million people (9.2 million children) are projected to face emergency or crisis food insecurity between June and November 2022. (IPC - June-Nov 2022)

  • 1.1 million children under five are acutely malnourished (HRP 2022)

  • 5.8 million internally displaced people and returnees remain in some form of displacement – close to 700,0000 people were internally displaced in 2021. (IOM and March-November 2022-IPC)

  • 8 million children need support to access education in Afghanistan (HRP 2022)

  • 10 million children are at risk of dropping out of school if teacher salaries are not paid and crippling poverty levels continue - (UNICEF)

  • 4.5 million children are in need mental health and psychosocial support - (UNICEF)

SITUATION UPDATES

  • Heavy rainfall across the central, southern and eastern regions of Afghanistan has resulted in the deaths of at least 39 people across five provinces, and damaged more than 2,900 houses.

  • A deadly 5.9M earthquake struck Paktika and Khost provinces on 22 June 2022, killing 770 people and injuring nearly 1,500.1

  • Rapid reduction in international grant support, loss of access to offshore assets, disruption to financial linkages and impact of the Ukraine crisis have led to a major contraction of the economy, increasing poverty and financial instability as well as leading to high unemployment and high food and agricultural input prices

  • Per capita incomes at the end of 2022 are expected to be around one-third lower than at end-2020, reversing all progress since 2007.

  • The country is facing several disease outbreaks including Covid-19, Measles, Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) and Dengue fever.

  • There has been a total of 60,258 measles cases and 352 deaths have been recorded till date. In addition, 10.387 AWD cases and 182,168 (7,717 deaths) have been recorded for COVID-19.

  • Afghanistan witnessed unprecedent levels of people on the move between January 2021 and April 2022. Almost one -third of all individuals currently displaced were displaced between January 2021 and April 2022 (31%).