IASC Emergency Directors Group mission to Afghanistan

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Photo of a malnourished child, his mother, three caregivers measuring his arm. Nutrition assistance for vulnerable communities in Kandahar provinceIn Afghanistan, 23 million people face acute hunger, of whom 4 million children under 5 years old will be acutely malnourished. 

Collective humanitarian action is urgently needed, which is why selected members of the Emergency Directors Group (EDG) are undertaking a mission to Afghanistan this week to see first-hand how the collective humanitarian response is scaling up and its impact in the past 6 months, since the activation of the IASC System-Wide Scale-Up for Afghanistan, in September 2021.