Over half of Afghanistan’s population is in need of help. Vaccine-preventable diseases like COVID-19 and polio are causing overcrowding of the country’s health system and widespread corruption at all levels of government. 

Malnutrition affects more than half of all children under the age of five in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of households have resorted to negative coping techniques as a result of the vulnerability of the farm and cattle industries, which account for the majority of economic activity. The slump in the economy has left tens of millions of people destitute.

Discrimination against women and minorities, restrictions on migration, and forced displacement exacerbate the problem. Last year, the inability of a number of development sponsors to meet their financial obligations caused significant disruptions to critical service systems. If local authorities and stakeholders aren’t major movers in a parallel system, that could impact investment profitability and location.

Emergency appeals totalling CHF 80 million have been made by the IFRC Secretariat until December 31, 2023. Aid to Afghanistan will be increased by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICR) (ICRC). The number of participants has grown from 500,000 to 1,000,000 and 34 provinces have been added.

A total of CHF 200 million will be spent by the IFRC, ARCS, and Afghanistan’s bilateral national societies in 2022 and 2023. (CHF45M)

2 million Afghans (10% of the population) in 34 provinces will be helped by IFRC and its members.

In 34 Afghan districts, the IFRC’s Emergency Appeal will help more than one million people. With the second iteration, the goal was raised to reach 560,000 people in 19 different provinces across Canada. Local ARCS capabilities, needs, and gaps will determine which districts within provinces will be prioritized. Organizing meetings with relevant stakeholders to discuss the project. It includes participation from IASC clusters, local governments, and communities.

People and homes will be chosen based on set criteria. There will be interviews with women and children, the disabled, elders in the community, government officials, IASC clusters, and humanitarian groups.

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