KABUL: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that it has received 15% fund of the appeal – a $2 billion – seeking to counter the challenges facing Afghan children in the year 2022.
UNICEF in a report on Thursday provides fresh information about Afghan children’s status.
“The UNICEF Afghanistan Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal is the largest in the history of the organization, valued at US$ 2 billion for 2022. Thanks to partners’ generous contributions, the appeal is currently 15% funded,” the report said.
UNICEF highlighted some numbers applying to January 1-31 2022:
- “2,475,535 people were reached with basic primary health care services provided by 10,200 health workers in 1,031 health facilities across 17 provinces.
- “8.6 million children under five years were reached through a four-day nationwide national polio immunization campaign launched mid-January 2022.
- “281,302 children were reached with education services through 8,982 community-based education classes.
- “3,240 children on the move (897 girls) received protective services through UNICEF-supported programs.
- “Winterization and hygiene kits were provided to 30,355 households with vulnerable children.
- “223,581 people reached with critical WASH supplies and hygiene promotion services.”
As Afghanistan is going through a severe economic meltdown, millions of children are struggling with malnutrition, starvation, and basic health needs.