Send emergency food assistance and hygiene supplies to people in need in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: An Escalating Crisis
As armed conflict surges in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have fled the violence — over 270,000 in 2021 alone, according to the UN. In total, over 4 million Afghans have been displaced, accounting for the second largest displaced population in the world after Syria.
Newly displaced Afghans have taken up shelter in make-shift camps and even sleeping in the open. As one Afghan put it, “the children are baked by the sun during the day and eaten by mosquitoes throughout the night.”
When families are forced to leave everything behind, they struggle to find sufficient food and other basic necessities to help them survive. They rely on humanitarian aid — and the need is growing every day.
We’re currently working with resources on the ground in Afghanistan to get emergency food assistance and hygiene supplies to people in desperate need.
Your donation will send life-saving food and supplies to alleviate their suffering. Without your help, many Afghans might not get enough food and other necessities as the situation worsens in Afghanistan.
Facts about Afghanistan
- More than two thirds of the country was suffering severe levels of malnutrition even before the COVID-19 crisis began
- 11 million Afghans are acutely food insecure
- An estimated 41 percent of Afghan children under the age of five are stunted due to food insecurity — one of the highest rates of stunting in the world
- Approximately 54 percent of the population lived in poverty prior to the pandemic with current estimates up to 72 percent (World Bank)
- Only 42 percent of Afghans have access to safe drinking water, a situation made worse by severe drought
- Hospitals reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks since the pandemic began last year
- Over 18 million people in Afghanistan are in dire need of humanitarian assistance — a number set to rise amid deteriorating conditions.
Can the people of Afghanistan count on you to help in their time of need? Your compassion makes a difference.