WFP Afghanistan: Situation Report 12 January 2022

Situation Report
Originally published


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


• The humanitarian community issued its new Humanitarian Response Plan on 11 January, highlighting 24.4 million people in humanitarian need and requesting US$4.44 billion.

• WFP plans to reach 12 million people with food and nutrition support in January and aims to reach more than 23 million people in 2022.2

• Winter is deepening desperation for families, affecting markets and making travel difficult in many cold-climate provinces where snow and ice are hampering roadways.