DONATE TO AFGHANISTAN AND HELP CHANGE LIVES
Since the Taliban seized power in August 2021, the living conditions of children and families in Afghanistan are rapidly worsening. Decades of conflict have left the country on the brink of collapse, with disastrous consequences for children. Afghanistan is facing multiple crises, including conflict, a collapsing economy, rampant disease outbreaks, chronic poverty and the worst drought in nearly 40 years.
All of these factors have collided to create an unprecedented humanitarian emergency.
While still trying to recover from the aftermath of the June 2022 earthquake, Afghanistan experienced flooding in multiple parts of the country, and a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in the north and eastern regions in March 2023. Afghan children and families urgently need humanitarian assistance to survive.
This is on top of the devastation that children and their families in Afghanistan were already facing:
- Over 65% of the population needs humanitarian assistance
- 64% of households are unable to meet their basic needs
- 13.3 million people have no access to health care
- 875,000 children under age 5 require life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition
Afghanistan is experiencing one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world for children. Please Donate Now.
GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN AFGHANISTAN ARE BEING DENIED
Women and girls are the hardest hit by the situation in Afghanistan. The de facto authorities have barred young women in Afghanistan from going to high school, denying them their right to education. They have also issued a decree which bans all female employees of national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from going to work, limiting the activities of many organizations.
How Is Unicef Responding To The Crisis In Afghanistan?
First and foremost, we are staying.
UNICEF has been in Afghanistan for more than 70 years. In that time, we’ve nurtured community networks and built trust in order to reach children with essential services, and we have become experienced at delivering life-saving supplies in difficult circumstances. Our work for children and families in every region of the country continues, even in the face of escalating crisis.
We’re on the ground, helping children access health and nutrition services, clean and safe water, and quality education. We’re also there responding to emergencies, like the recent flooding and earthquake, to ensure children and families are able to receive life-saving support when they need it most.
The very future of the country’s children is at stake, and we need your help.
HOW TO HELP AFGHANISTAN
With your support, we aim to reach 19 million people, including 10.3 million children, with humanitarian assistance in 2023, including:
- Treating children suffering from severe acute malnutrition
- Vaccinating children against measles
- Providing safe water and sanitation supplies
- Helping children resume their learning
- Using cash transfers to meet the basic needs of women and children
- Supporting frontline workers such as teachers and healthcare providers
"Despite all the unanswered questions that lie ahead, one thing is certain: UNICEF is here to stay and deliver for every child and every woman in Afghanistan. UNICEF has been here for more than 70 years and we’re not leaving."
UNICEF Afghanistan Representative Hervé Ludovic De Lys