Humanitarian Health Action

Tracking attacks on health workers – Don’t let them go unnoticed

December 2016 -- In the early hours of 3 October, rockets slammed into a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing at least 14 health workers and injuring 37. An MSF clinic in the southern Yemen city of Taiz was bombed on 2 December, injuring 9 people, including 2 MSF staff. Since 2012, almost 60% of hospitals in Syria have been partially or completely destroyed, and more than half of the country’s health workers have fled or been killed.

Health in Afghanistan:WHO supports health services in Kunduz – access remains restricted

Emergency trauma kits with medicines and equipment are prepared for delivery to Kunduz

Kabul 7 October 2015 – In close coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and partners, WHO works to ensure that essential medical equipment and supplies reach Kunduz province. A medical team of doctors, nurses, anaesthesiologists and surgeons arrived at the military hospital in Kunduz on Monday and are providing health services. WHO also sent a trauma kit containing essential medicines and supplies for 100 surgeries to the Kunduz Regional Hospital.


Afghanistan - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster funding requirements
US$ 39 562 024 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 10 000 000


In 2015 WHO received financial contributions to support its humanitarian work in Afghanistan from the Central Emergency Response Fund, the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, France, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Common Humanitarian Fund and the United States of America.