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 April 2020

  • 32,000
    people obtained improved access to drinking water through the rehabilitation of 229 hand pump in Farah, Helmand, and two locations in Kabul area, namely Sorabi and Mahmoud Raqi.
  • 44,000
    patients received treatment services in one of the ICRC’s 7 Rehabilitation Centers.
  • 36,000
    detainees in 33 places of detention. To improve hygiene conditions and reinforce preventive measures against COVID-19 with distribution of hygiene items including chlorine, soap and detergents.
  • 2,200
    people (229 families) affected by the conflict received cash grants for food expense, funeral expense, livelihood expenses, medical expenses, shelter repair and other expenses.
  • 4,000
    phone calls, 188 video teleconference calls and 1’788 family visits to detainees in the Prison and Detention Facility in Parwan (PDF-P) by their family members were made to re-establish and maintain contact with relatives.
  • 220
    families visited their detained family members in Pul-i-Charkhi Central Prison with ICRC’s support. In April, family visits to places of detention were not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 1,400
    people (200 households) received grants for (purchasing livestock) to start generating income to improve their livelihoods.

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