The ICRC is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan by providing health care, supporting health care infrastructure, rehabilitation support, assisting people to establish livelihoods and incomes, helping families who have been separated reconnect, improving access to clean water, sanitation and energy, together with the Afghan Red Crescent, and other Movement partners.

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In numbers

In 2023

  • 1,202,612
    Patients, mostly women and children, received primary health care at 47 health facilities of the Afghan Red Crescent Society supported by the ICRC
  • 10,446
    Households received multipurpose cash assistance to meet their basic needs
  • 18,198
    New patients registered, including 1,197 amputees
  • 133,482
    Physiotherapy sessions held
  • 49
    Visits made to 19 places of detention
  • 213
    Cases of missing people were solved and their whereabouts were ascertained
  • 6
    Human remains were retrieved, transferred and returned to their families with the Afghan Red Crescent Society's support under our Human Remains Transfer Programme (HRTP)

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