WFP Afghanistan: Situation Report 16 December 2021


In Numbers

22.8 million people – half of the population – will face acute food insecurity from November 2021, including 8.7 million at risk of famine-like conditions

3.2 million children and 700,000 pregnant and lactating women currently at risk of acute malnutrition

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


• WFP aims to meet the food and nutrition needs of more than 23 million people in 2022.2 To meet the task at hand, WFP estimates it would require US$ 220 million per month.

• WFP has reached around 2.5 million people in December so far, and a total of around 15 million people in 2021. 3 This is 6 million more than 2020.

• WFP has prepositioned food in strategic areas where heavy snows can cut off communities from assistance.