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

From January to December 2018

  • 93,000
    people displaced by conflict received a month supply of food and essential household items.
  • 140,000
    patients received treatment services in one of the ICRC’s 7 Rehabilitation Centers.
  • 12,000
    new patients registered, of whom 1,310 were amputees.
  • 47
    Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) Health Care clinics received medicine and medical equipment to suppoty over 880,000 outpatient consultations.
  • 59
    visits in 19 detention centres (housing over 28,000 detainees).
  • 680
    detainees arrested in relation to the conflict, of whom 380 were visted for first time in order to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity.
  • 6,500
    families visited their loved ones in the Prison and Detention Facility in Parwan.
  • 260,000
    people living in 11 districts of seven provinces have access to water following the repair of 1,800 hand pumps.
  • 550
    ARCS staff and volunteers were trained on safety and security management
  • 16,000
    people received briefing sessions on International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

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