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 2017:

  • 140,000
    patients received treatment services in one of the ICRC’s 7 Rehabilitation Centers.
  • 57,000
    people displaced by conflict received essential basic assistance.
  • 26,000
    detainees were visited in order to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity.
  • 120,000
    people benefited from maintenance of water pumps.
  • 62,000
    people were treated in ICRC supported health facilities.
  • 5,000
    families kept in touch with their loved ones in prison.
  • 420
    war-wounded victims received first aid and were transported to health facilities.

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