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

From January to December 2020

  • 3,450
    War-wounded patients transported to medical centres for further treatment and care facilitated by the ICRC
  • 140
    Tracing requests were initiated in 2020 by families that have lost contact with their loved ones.
  • 2,670
    Detainees received access to health services in Nanganhar provincial prison, Badghis provincial prison, with improvement of infrastructure, including ventilation and roof insulation, of Farah provincial prison and Herat provincial prison.
  • 2,561
    Remains of fighters and civilians were returned and transferred to their families with the support of the National Society and taxi drivers.
  • 108,600
    People living in five provinces have access to water following the repair of 762 hand pumps
  • 111,381
    Patients assisted in the seven ICRCsupported physical rehabilitation centres
  • 170
    ARCS staff from headquarters, region and province received training session on safety and security management

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