The humanitarian situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has dramatically worsened due to the ongoing armed conflict, resulting in significant new displacement of civilians. With the withdrawal of international military forces and limited progress in the intra-Afghan peace talks, the situation on the ground has worsened, and increasing violence and insecurity have resulted in the internal displacement of some 390,000 people during the first seven and a half months of 2021.
UNHCR is appealing for $62.8 million to cover the period July-December 2021 for an emergency response that prioritizes preparedness in Afghanistan and host countries, as well as the immediate needs of up to 500,000 new IDPs in Afghanistan. The urgent needs presented in this Supplementary Appeal are additional to UNHCR’s requirements for South-West Asia and Central Asia outlined in the 2021 Global Appeal.
Read the entire UNHCR Afghanistan situation: supplementary appeal here.