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 2019

  • 2,200
    war-wounded packages provided to first-aid workers and health staff for first aid treatment and stabilization for the wounded.
  • 162,000
    patients received treatment services in one of the ICRC’s 7 Rehabilitation Centers.
  • 15,000
    new patients registered, of whom 1,316 were amputees.
  • 47
    Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) Health Care clinics received medicine and medical equipment to support over 890,400 outpatient consultations.
  • 51
    visits in 20 detention centres (housing over 25,700 detainees).
  • 1,200
    detainees arrested in relation to the conflict, of whom 750 were visited for the first time in order to ensure they are treated humanely and with dignity.
  • 4,600
    families visited their loved ones in the Prison and Detention Facility in Parwan and Pul-i-Charkhi.
  • 124,300
    people living in six provinces have access to water following the repair of 870 hand pumps.
  • 723
    families received cash assistance to cover their essential expenditure needs when in acute crises.
  • 23,450
    people participated in information and community engagement sessions on International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

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