Afghanistan | News | In focus | Emergency and humanitarian update, February 2015

Emergency and humanitarian update, February 2015

Print PDF

Manizha lives in a Kabul IDP camp where WHO is supporting the provision of health services through a mobile clinicManizha lives in a Kabul IDP camp where WHO is supporting the provision of health services through a mobile clinicSince 1 February 2015, an estimated 6181 families in Afghanistan have been affected by floods, heavy rain, snow and avalanches in 120 districts in 22 provinces: 224 people have died and 74 injured. 1381 houses were completely destroyed and 4632 houses were damaged.

160 families were reportedly displaced by heavy snowfall in four districts of Faryab province. 300 families are at risk of possible landslides in Kaledi Qashlaq vil-lage of Shal district in Takhar province.

The influx of refugees from Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency (NWA) into Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces continues due to active military operations —36 511 families and 254 537 individuals remain displaced.

Emergency healthcare services for refugees from NWA are provided by Healthnet TPO, ACTD and International Medical Corps (IMC) in Paktia and Paktika in collaboration with WHO: 59 979 patients were treated by mobile and static clinics and 9251 children received routine vaccination.

Photo essays

Photo essays

Photo essays

Key health-related statistics

Population (m) 29.7
Health expenditure (% of GDP) 9.5
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 34.8
Life expectancy at birth F/M (2010) 63.2-63.6

Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. 

Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Afghanistan country health profile

Regional Health Observatory

WHO Afghanistan Programme Overview 

Contact us

WHO Representative
UNOCA Compound, Jalalabad Road
Pul-e-Charkhi
Kabul

Afghanistan WHO headquarters page