Supporting drug users in Afghanistan

UNODC, with the support of UNDP, provided food items, winterization kits, Hygiene material and essential medical supplies for 24 Drug Treatment Centers (DTC) across the country.

Afghanistan is home to an estimated 3.5 million drugs users, a number that accounts for nearly 10 percent of the total population. Problematic drug use is one of the most critical health challenges faced by men, but also women and children in the country.

Since political change in August 2021, most drug treatment and rehabilitation centers in the country are struggling to remain operational due to resources limitation.

To revitalizethese semi functional centers, a large-scale procurement operation conducted jointly by UNODC and UNDP. It was completed and launched in the first quarter of 2023; 24 Drug Treatment Centers across the country were provided food items, winterization kits, hygiene material along with essential medical supplies.

This donation will contribute to increase access and to improve the quality of services for the people affected by drug dependence providing necessary items for the DTC to function properly for at least 6 months.

This first donation will be followed by the procurement of essential medicines in the coming months.