A young child eats nutritional food in Afghanistan

DEC Afghanistan Crisis Appeal

Help children at risk of dying.

In Afghanistan, children are still suffering, as crisis piles upon crisis.

Children and families in Afghanistan are experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, and recently two deadly earthquakes have brought more chaos. Over 4,000 people have been killed and thousands injured. And this will only get worse. An already suffering population now face another deadly challenge. With homes reduced to rubble, livelihoods destroyed, and loved ones lost.

Add this to the everyday reality of drought, economic collapse, and mass hunger. This is what children in Afghanistan are facing in 2023. And they need your help. Daily life is a desperate struggle for families. The impact of decades of conflict, natural disasters, and economic collapse have pushed more families to the edge. 

The worst drought in decades has seen food sources run dry. The small amount of food that is available is simply unaffordable. Many families are being forced to make impossible choices about their children’s futures. Child labour and child marriage continue to destroy childhoods. And UNICEF estimate that this year, 3.2 million Afghan children will suffer from acute malnutrition. 

But together, we can protect children living in Afghanistan.

Your help can save children's lives 


Help children and families in Afghanistan today

No child should die from hunger – will you help them today?

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What you can provide

Please help families and children struggling to survive

We’ve been working in Afghanistan for over 20 years, making a difference to the lives of people in one of the world’s most challenging contexts, and we won’t stop now.

Our local staff are getting help to those who need it most. We’re delivering food and water supplies to desperate families, running mobile health clinics, treating malnourished infants and protecting children from exploitation.

We should never let any child starve, or witness families being forced to make impossible choices. The time to act is now.

Asuntha Charles

National Director, World Vision Afghanistan

Help children facing fear and uncertainty

We must act now. Currently, more than 28 million people need lifesaving help. And children are the most vulnerable.

How we make sure your donations are well used

In fragile contexts like Afghanistan, we're used to navigating complex environments to make sure that donations are used well to benefit those whose need is greatest. We make every effort to abide by financial regulations across all programme activities, and continually monitor how funding is being directed to those who need it most.

Our local teams are working across several provinces, supporting children and families in need. So far, we’ve been able to reach over 1.5 million people with food assistance. A further 800,000 people have received health support and over 350,000 water and hygiene aid.

In the last two years, we’ve reached over 3 million people.

But so many more children and families need your help today.

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

Why World Vision

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

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