The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Key partners

Asian Development Bank

European Commission Humanitarian Aid

Government of Japan

Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan

World Bank/Afghanistan Resilience Trust Fund

UNOPS has been serving people in Afghanistan since 1995 – supporting partners' contributions to the humanitarian response and development of the country.

In response to intensifying humanitarian needs, our work is helping to further humanitarian initiatives and address the basic needs of vulnerable people. This includes managing cash-for-work projects, procuring emergency medical equipment and supplies, and administering an inter-agency communications and accountability centre that connects people with humanitarian assistance information across the country.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact in Afghanistan

    • Managing the Afghanistan Community Resilience and Livelihoods Project, which helps provide short-term livelihoods and income opportunities for vulnerable Afghans. So far, nearly 900,000 people have been employed in over 5,000 labour-intensive and cash-for-work activities, with over 9 million Afghans benefitting overall.

    • Supporting the Water Emergency Response Program to improve access to safe drinking water and irrigation services in rural areas.

    • Improved accessibility to basic services through the construction and rehabilitation of more than 10,000 km of roads.

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    Life expectancy at birth
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

    Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

    Source: (2021)

    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: (2022)

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    UNOCA Compound, Jalalabad Road, 

    Kabul Afghanistan

    Tel: +93 7286 47456

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