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Afghanistan Emergency Appeal

Help protect the children of Afghanistan today.

Children in Afghanistan urgently need lifesaving help.

While many people are leaving Afghanistan, those remaining face a growing crisis that is threatening children’s futures.

Children and families still in Afghanistan are struggling to survive. They’re in the grip of a hunger crisis fuelled by drought and the impact of Covid-19. And now, they face even more uncertainty for what their futures hold.

Though some must leave, we’re committed to staying in Afghanistan and meeting children’s most urgent needs. This is the right moment to be with Afghan communities and to stand by their side. But we can’t do it without your help.

Help us to act fast to save children's lives.

What you can provide

Please help families and children struggling to survive.

Right now, there is an immediate need for food and water. Last winter’s drought has caused such a bad food crisis that almost half of children under five face malnutrition. The severe shortage of drinking water has caused many to leave their homes or drink from sewage-infected wells.

Whilst we’ve had to pause some of our projects, we’re still committed to working in the most affected districts of Afghanistan as soon as we can, delivering food and water supplies to desperate families, treating malnourished infants and protecting children from exploitation. And we’re already planning how we best support vulnerable children and families in the months ahead.

But we can only continue this work with your support. Today, please show the people of Afghanistan that you are with them at this difficult time.

The resilience and fortitude of the Afghan people has its limits. They're now at their most vulnerable and we cannot abandon them now.

Asuntha Charles

National Director, World Vision Afghanistan

Help children facing fear and uncertainty

Our commitment to helping families build brighter futures for their children remains. Most of our staff in Afghanistan are local staff. They know the needs of children and families better than anyone. They’re staying and we’re committed to them too.

Your donation today will help us continue to transform the futures of vulnerable children by providing access to water, food, healthcare, education, lifeskills and child protection.

How we work in emergencies

When emergencies hit, children are often the most at risk. That’s why we need to be there – in places torn apart by disasters and conflict.

Your support is needed now more than ever

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Together we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million​ vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.​

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