Persons with disabilities disproportionately affected by humanitarian crisis


KABUL (SW) – Persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, said United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Afghanistan.

OCHA said in a statement that in 2023, 2.4 million people are living with disabilities in Afghanistan. Aid agencies plan to assist 2 million of these, it said. According to OCHA, to support people with disabilities, urgent funding is required.

Last month,United Nations Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned about the occurrence of famine in Afghanistan.

OCHA has stated that while the financial resources are drying up, there is a possibility that Afghanistan will face the threat of famine that it has not faced in the last 25 years.

The OCHA said that if the requested aid is not provided, Afghanistan will go towards another disaster. According to OCHA, currently nearly 20 million people in Afghanistan are facing hunger and about 6 million Afghans are one step away from famine. At the same time, this agency added that by the end of this year, only 250 million dollars have been collected from the requested 4.6 billion dollars for the implementation of the humanitarian aid plan in Afghanistan.