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December 2021
Location: Maidan Wardak Photo Credit: Farhad Faizi/DMP/UNHCR

 Highlights

Afghanistan is descending into the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Amidst the backdrop of an already dire situation following 40 years of war, economic decline, price increases, and rising poverty. In 2021 the people of Afghanistan faced intensified conflict, the worst drought in 27 years, the withdrawal of international forces and then the leadership transition in August 2021.

The recent leadership transitions in the country and unfolding implications on basic services, financial systems and markets has led to a further deterioration of the situation for vulnerable people. While the full impact of recent events will take more time to manifest, aid organizations have already witnessed a dangerous deepening of humanitarian need amongst a greater number of people.

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