A very young child bites down on a packet of therapeutic food in a health centre in Afghanistan.
A very young child bites down on a packet of therapeutic food in a health centre in Afghanistan.

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£32 could help support one child to access skills development programmes that would help them acquire social and emotional skills in school and other settings

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£20 could help train two primary health providers in child and adolescent focused mental health and psychosocial support

Water purification tablets

£5 could provide 1,786 water purification tablets to purify water in emergency situations

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£68 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency

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£39 could provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit

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£32 could help provide a large first aid kit for a health worker

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Children and families in Afghanistan are at risk

Families across Afghanistan have endured floods, earthquakes and plummeting winter temperatures in unheated homes.

In addition to the ongoing challenges, recent flash floods have further exacerbated the situation in Afghanistan, affecting thousands of children and families and heightening the urgent need for support in these devastated regions.

It is expected that severe and unpredictable weather events, like summer floods, will increase in 2024 and beyond due to the impact of climate change, with severe knock-on effects on infrastructure and agriculture, and contributing to displacement.

We are delivering life-saving supplies to protect children from exposure to the elements.

We need your support more than ever to reach children in Afghanistan. Please donate today.

What we are doing in response to Afghanistan earthquakes

On 7 October 2023 , three 6.3-magnitude earthquakes and several strong aftershocks hit the Herat region in western Afghanistan.  These earthquakes came as families braced themselves for Afghanistan’s typically bitter winter.

Since the earthquakes, we have provided:

  • 19,000 people with essential water and sanitation supplies
  • Health services to more than 10,100 people
  • Sixty One Temporary UNICEF-supported mobile health centers
  • 10,400 people with warm winter clothing

What’s happening in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan was already one of the toughest places on earth to be a child. Right now, the situation is desperate. Political instability, earthquakes, an economic crisis, drought, and COVID-19 have collided to create an unprecedented humanitarian emergency.

12.3 million children across Afghanistan urgently need humanitarian assistance.

They need protection and assistance now

We’re delivering essential health supplies in the face of increasingly dangerous disease outbreaks. From January to November last year, we provided measles vaccines for over 2.8 million children.

In that same time period, around 17.9 million people accessed healthcare services through UNICEF supported activities.

We also supported 557,977 children (64% of which are girls) with access to education.

But we simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child in the affected regions of Afghanistan. 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.