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 June 2021

  • 49,500
    Wounded patients treated at 416 ICRC-supported health facilities, including those run by ARCS
  • 550
    People trained in 42 first-aid sessions across the country
  • 79,953
    Patients assisted in the seven ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation centres
  • 129,654
    Physiotherapy sessions held
  • 26,927
    Detainees received hygiene items in 34 places of detention
  • 4,543
    Detainees received access to health services
  • 49,650
    People, including those living in Lashkar Gah and Jalalabad city, given improved access to water

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