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Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 59 | 01 - 31 December 2016


  • The humanitarian community is seeking US$550 million to provide assistance to 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans in 2017.
  • EMERGENCY’s new maternity center in Panjshir province will help tackle Afghanistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates, which remain among the highest in the world.
  • Children account for 84 per cent of casualties from landmines and UXO in Afghanistan. Mine risk education is an important tool to protect people – including children and displaced families – from this potential deadly risk.
  • Food insecurity in Afghanistan is on the rise. MEDAIR are assisting farmers affected by food insecurity in Bamyan.  


United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
15 Jan 2017
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Public Information and Advocacy
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination