Millions of people who have had to flee their homes in Iraq still need humanitarian assistance.
As a war-torn and natural disaster-prone nation, Afghanistan has faced extreme levels of chronic insecurity, internal displacement and widespread poverty.
Communities remain constantly at risk of hunger for a range of reasons, including recurring droughts, seasonal flooding, a lack of infrastructure and limited access to markets. These issues are particularly pressing for vulnerable populations in remote regions and millions of Afghans depend on external humanitarian assistance for their daily survival.
By the end of 2020, the number of people facing a hunger crisis increased to 16.9 million and as many as 7 million had little or no access to essential healthcare services.