Afghanistan was already one of the toughest places on earth to be a child. Right now, the situation is desperate.
August marked one year since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. Decades of insecurity and conflict has left Afghanistan facing one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
What’s happening in Afghanistan?
13.1 million children across Afghanistan still urgently need humanitarian assistance to survive. As 1.1 million severely malnourished children under the age of 5 are expected to need SAM treatment.
Political instability, an economic crisis, drought, and COVID-19 have collided to create an unprecedented humanitarian emergency. Following the devastating earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan in June, killing over a thousand people and leaving many more injured, your support is needed more than ever.
They need protection and assistance now.
We’re delivering essential health supplies in the face of increasingly dangerous disease outbreaks. Diseases such as measles, where there have been over 40,000 cases so far this year.
Alongside our partners, we have reached more than 4 million people with life-saving health services across the country, while over 1.2 million people had access to safe drinking water.
We’re also advocating for the educational rights of children in Afghanistan, over 388,000 (60% of which are girls) were supported in community based education facilities.
Thanks to the help of supporters like you, we are hoping to provide over 15 million people with access to lifesaving healthcare.
But, we simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child in danger. We need your help to continue to provide essential life-saving supplies to the children who need it the most.
Help us reach every child in danger. Please donate now to protect children in Afghanistan.
Donating by phone
If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699.
You can help us reach more children affected by the crisis. Please donate today and help us protect children in Afghanistan.
For the first 6 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go towards funding our work to support children in Afghanistan. After that, donations will go to support our work around the world. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed what’s needed for the appeal, we will direct any excess funds to support our work to help keep children safe and healthy around the world.