The ICRC is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan by providing health care, supporting health care infrastructure, rehabilitation support, assisting people to establish livelihoods and incomes, helping families who have been separated reconnect, improving access to clean water, sanitation and energy, together with the Afghan Red Crescent, and other Movement partners.

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In numbers

From January to December 2021

  • 342,856
    Patients benefited from medical consultation at Mirwais Regional Hospital in Kandahar
  • 97,209
    Wounded patients treated at ICRC-supported health facilities, including those run by Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS)
  • 2,883
    Households, including women-headed households, received cash assistance to cover their basic needs
  • 14,342
    New patients registered, including 1,719 amputees
  • 268,926
    Physiotherapy sessions held
  • 640
    Families visited the Pul-i-Charkhi detention facility with the ICRC's support
  • 511
    Missing persons' fate and whereabouts were clarified
  • 4,022
    Human remains of fighters and civilians were retrieved, transferred and returned to their families and communities with the support of ARCS and ICRC-contracted taxi drivers under the Human Remains Transfer Programme

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