Afghanistan: Humanitarian Response Plan (2018-2021)

Authored by: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Categories: Global Public Health, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Human Development
Country: Afghanistan
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
Year: 2020
Citation: "Afghanistan: Humanitarian Response Plan (2018-2021)." OCHA. June 2020.

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Executive Summary

After 40 years of war, annual natural disasters and persistent poverty, the people of Afghanistan have been dealt another deadly blow from COVID-19. Less than six months since the virus’ emergence, its humanitarian consequences are now affecting every aspect of life and threatening the survival and well-being of the most vulnerable by creating new needs and exacerbating existing ones. The virus has also reshaped the humanitarian operating environment in Afghanistan, demanding a deeper and wider response from aid agencies, using flexible new approaches to expand reach and ensure life-saving support is not interrupted. With this in mind, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the Inter-Cluster Coordination Team (ICCT) have revised the multi-year HRP with 14 million people now estimated to be in humanitarian need and a planned reach of 11.1 million people. For this work, the humanitarian community requires US$1.1 billion. Projections of key population groups (e.g returnees, people affected by natural disaster) have been adjusted to reflected new ground realities.