Afghanistan is now facing the worst humanitarian crisis it's ever witnessed.

Years of conflict, severe drought and the impacts of COVID-19 have left 24.4 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Over half of these are children. 

Increasing violence, and particularly the fall of the previous Government in August 2021, has led to nearly 700,000 people fleeing their homes in search of safety. Desperate families with nowhere to go are building makeshift shelters, with little access to even the most basic supplies. The demand for life-saving essentials is vastly exceeding what is available. All the while more than 3.5 million people remain internally displaced, many with no prospect of returning home. 

Help A Child is committed to staying and delivering in Afghanistan. We are independently assessing need, and impartially delivering life-saving assistance to those who need us most, when they need us most.


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Children in need of humanitarian assistance

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Children currently out of school

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Children at risk of acute severe malnutrition

Our work in Afghanistan

Help A Child has been in Afghanistan since 2002. We started our work in the city of Herat, in the Western region, implementing food security and livelihoods projects with internally displaced families. In 2007, we expanded to the eastern and central regions to cover three key areas: protection, education, and livelihoods - as well as broader issues like advocacy and gender discrimination. Currently, all of War Child’s programmes are in the western provinces of Herat, Badghis and Ghor.

In 2022, Help A Child’s programmes include:

  • Rolling out a large-scale emergency response plan to provide life-saving child protection, education, and livelihoods support to the most vulnerable.
  • Running mobile child-friendly spaces and providing mental health support to children impacted by war. 
  • Operating child helplines which serve as a lifeline in times of crisis. 
  • Reintegrating lost children who have been stranded at the border with Iran after leaving in search in of work. Once identified at the border by Help A Child and partners, these children receive medical and mental health care in a safe space, and are reunited with their families across the country. 
  • Providing families with cash relief to support incomes and ensure vulnerable children are able to attend school.

We never give up on children.

Help A Child’s work to protect, educate and provide for children and their families in Afghanistan is more urgent than ever.

Please donate today and help us to be there for those that need us most when they need us most.

Help A child in Afghanistan

Your support will help us provide lifesaving assistance such as food, water, cash transfers, and safe places for children as people flee the conflict amid freezing temperatures and brutal conditions In Afghanistan. Thank you!

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