About the Crisis in Afghanistan
The number of people with acute humanitarian needs doubled from 2018 to 2019, with 6.3 million people in current need of assistance.
An unpredictable security situation, combined with a severe drought and flash flooding, has caused new displacements of more than 550,000 civilians for a total of more than 1.8 million people displaced in the country.
The drought has unleashed a host of problems on already impoverished communities, reducing incomes by half, debilitating people’s health and well-being. In spring 2019, sudden heavy rainfall caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon led to flash flooding, which destroyed homes and makeshift shelters housing displaced people.