Food Security and Nutrition: According to OCHA, 23 million people are facing acute food insecurity, meaning their lives are in immediate danger. Over one million children are at risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition.
Displacement: According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring (IDMC), the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) displaced by conflict was 3,547,000 as of December 2020. IDPs displaced by disasters rose to 1,117,000 as of December 2020. According to OCHA, as of September 1, 2021, more than 570,000 people have been displaced by conflict.
Natural Hazards: Afghanistan is considered prone to a number of natural disasters: earthquakes, flooding, drought, landslides, and avalanches. In 2020, according to OCHA, 108,721 people were impacted by natural disasters in Afghanistan, with floods accounting for a majority of the impacts.
Psychological Trauma: Afghanistan is the world’s deadliest conflict for children. Constant exposure to high-stress, conflict situations, and repeated loss of friends and family members are taking their toll on the mental health of people living in Afghanistan.