Humanitarian Health Action

Afghanistan health situation reports


  • 27 October 2015

    Afghanistan earthquake: Health situation in Pakistan

    26 October 2015 -- A 7.5 magnitude earthquake with 189 km depth struck Afghanistan today causing injuries and deaths, as well as damage in infrastructure in some parts of the country (Source: U.S. Geological Survey). Some 866 060 people live 100 km around the epicentre Jurm district, 65 km South of Faizabad, Badakshan. Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System has issued RED alert on the Afghanistan earthquake. WHO is closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds for first-hand information.

  • 26 October 2015

    Afghanistan earthquake: Health situation reports

    26 October 2015 -- An earthquake of 7.7 magnitude jolted Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, 26 October 2015 at 02:09pm. The epicenter was the Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan. Tremors have been felt in major cities in Pakistan, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat and Malakand. UNSIOC reported so far more than 100 people injured and approximately 27 people killed. Chief Minister KP said 400 people injured while 30 dead. Emergency declared in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Pakistan has established control room and provided emergency numbers.


  • 29 - 30 April 2014

    Floods in Afghanistan

    Heavy rainfall on 24-25 April resulted in flash floods across 10 provinces in northern, north-east and western Afghanistan. Initial reports indicate that Jawzjan province is the worst affected. According to the UN, more than 132 people have been killed, 27 000 affected and 16 000 displaced in Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces as of 28 April.



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.