As of now, after 40 years of evolutions and interventions, the humanitarian and sanitarian situation in the country is still extremely concerning. Over 80% of the population live below the poverty line. 3.7 million people have limited or no access to primary health care and 8.2 million people face food insecurity. The conflict has caused constant insecurity and mass displacement in Afghanistan and to neighbouring countries. The needs in psychological support have then considerably increased. Recurrent natural disasters also continue to weaken the healthcare system.
As of now, PU-AMI mission in the country continues to provide services in the Eastern region through various programs and across different sectors: health, nutrition, food security, protection, and WaSH (water sanitation and hygiene).
-Number of staffs: 250 Afghan staffs and 10 expatriates.
-Located on 3 bases: Kabul, Jalalabad and Asadabad.
Possible scenarios for the future do not appear optimistic. Electoral processes in the country make a substantive peace deal impossible. In the upcoming years, international funding is expected to continue decreasing. But the needs will remain pressing. From 2020, PU-AMI will continue developing its emergency response capacity,. The second priority for the upcoming programs will be MHPSS (mental health and psychosocial support)- a significant commitment to keep providing support in the long-term and adapt to the needs of civilian populations
To continue its actions, PU-AMI will need support and funding.