Afghanistan

L3 Emergency

Coordination mechanism: Formally activated Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Cluster
Year of activation: 2008
NCC: UNICEF Fixed-Term, International Professional (P4)
Deputy: Action Contre la Faim
IMO: Fixed-Term, International Professional (P3)
Coordination arrangement: National Cluster at Kabul-level, with five sub-national
clusters in Herat, Mazar, Nangarhar, Kandahar and Kabul, respectively

Country Key Contacts

Hermann Ouedraogo

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator houedraogo@unicef.org

Victor Mallelah

Deputy Coordinator nut-clusterco@af-actionagainsthunger.org

Qutab Alam

Information Management Specialist qalam@unicef.org

Mid-year report 2022

January to June 2022

Current Challenges
  • From January to June, the nutrition cluster was able to secure only 26% of the required emergency funding.
  • This has made implementation challenging as still the approval and consultation with the local authorities is essential and in some provinces mandatory of in implementation the projects.

  • Delay of the de-facto authorities in signing partners MOUs. This has caused delays implementation of most projects. 
  • The uncertainties and restrictions impeded emergency nutrition programming by various ways, including large population displacements, destabilization of the health system, denial of female aid worker rights, bank closure and related financial sector problems, and in-country constrained road and air transport and prolonged customs and border clearances of supplies.
  • Population based surveys have however resumed with observation of Covid 19 measures and it is anticipated that data will be available for all the provinces before the end of the year.

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    The occurrence of natural disasters (earthquake, floods) requiring emergency response to the already fragile populations in dire humanitarian needs has led strain on the available resources.

Key Figures in 2022

(million)

Funding in 2022

(million)
Number of SAM under-five children in need
(million)
Number of MAM under-five children in need
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation
(million)
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation
(million)
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF
(million)
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need
(million)
Number of PLW in need Of BSFP
(million)
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation
(million)

Total Partners

68

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Key Resources

list of important documents

AFGHANISTAN: Humanitarian Response Plan 2018-2021 - Mid-Year Monitoring Report (Jan - Jun 2020)

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. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown Afghanistan into an unprecedented health, social and economic crisis requiring urgent action and solidarity f...

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