Afghanistan

The ICRC is responding to the Afghanistan war by helping wounded and disabled people, supporting hospitals, making prison visits and helping detainees maintain contact with their families, monitoring the conduct of hostilities and preventing IHL violations, improving water and sanitation, promoting IHL and supporting the Afghan Red Crescent.  

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In numbers

In 2016

  • 136,000
    people received physical rehabilitation services at 7 ICRC centres
  • 359,000
    people in rural areas and suburban settlements had access to clean water
  • 152,500
    displaced people received assistance
  • 25,700
    families benefited from assistance with boosting the health and productivity of their livestock
  • 1,500
    people with conflict-related injuries were transported to medical facilities
  • 72,700
    patients were hospitalized in ICRC- supported health facilities

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