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

Victor Mallelah

Deputy Coordinator

Qutab Alam

Information Management Specialist

Annual Report 2022

January to December 2022

Current Challenges
  • Delay of the de-facto authorities in signing partners MOUs. This has caused delays implementation of most projects. 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed No
Link to document  
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan No
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated No
Link to document  
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation No
Clusters engaged

Key Figures



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

Total Partners


UN agencies

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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