Afghanistan

WFP Afghanistan: Situation Report 01 April 2022

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In Numbers

22.8 million people – half of the population – are projected to be acutely food insecure in 2022, including 8.7 million at risk of famine-like conditions

4.7 million children, pregnant and lactating women at risk of acute malnutrition in 2022

All 34 provinces are facing crisis or emergency levels of acute food insecurity

Highlights

  • WFP has reached 14.8 million people with food, nutrition, and resilience support in 2022 and 12 million people thus far in March. WFP plans to reach 23 million people in 2022.

  • Operations are resuming in Ghor and Herat this week, but remain suspended in Kandahar and Kabul city.

  • WFP Afghanistan’s 2021 Annual Country Report (ACR) has been published. In 2021, WFP reached a total 15 million people, of which 51 percent were female. WFP distributed 277,478 MT of food and USD 43 million in cash assistance.

Situation Update

  • A new Food Security Update for Afghanistan has been released, based on survey data from February 2022. Results show a continued decline in the food and nutrition status of respondents, indicating a deepening food security crisis.

  • 95 percent of the population continues to face inadequate food consumption, as household income levels and opportunities continued to decline. More than 85 percent of households previously earning income reported no income earned at all during the month of February.

  • The number of people employing crisis coping strategies to survive increased from 66 percent in January to 71 percent in February.

  • Households hosting people with disabilities are disproportionately affected, as 85 percent resort to crisis coping strategies to meet their food needs.

  • Almost 100 percent of female-headed households surveyed are facing insufficient food consumption. Female-headed households are more likely to employ crisis coping strategies compared to male-headed households.

  • Results of the ongoing Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) assessment are expected in early April. Currently 23 million people are acutely food insecure (IPC 3 and 4).