The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said that it appealed for $2 billion for Afghanistan’s humanitarian operation in 2022 and that around 46 percent of this has been funded.
The UNICEF in a report expressed concerns over the humanitarian, climate and economic challenges in Afghanistan, saying that 13.1 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance in the country.
According to UNICEF: "24.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. 13.1 million children in need of humanitarian assistance. 1.1 million severely acutely malnourished children under the age of five years expected to need SAM treatment."
UNICEF said that 79 percent of households have reported that they do not have sufficient water for their daily needs, including for drinking, cooking or bathing.
“My brother and I are working. We go to school and then work half of the day,” said Musa, a child laborer.
“I collect bottles of Pepsi every day and then take bread home,” said Hussien, 6.
“I don’t have heating materials. The price of everything is spiking,” said a resident of Kabul.
The Ministry of Economy (MoE) said that there is a need for investment in infrastructural projects in order to alleviate economic challenges.
"It is necessary for the international community to support our country’s economy through development of infrastructure in a bid to create jobs and education opportunities and for poverty to be alleviated,” said Abdul Rahman Habib, a spokesman for the MoE.