Halim, 8, from Gayan Village, Paktika Province standing in the street in front of a makeshift shelter following the Afghanistan earthquake.
Halim, 8, from Gayan Village, Paktika Province standing in the street in front of a makeshift shelter following the Afghanistan earthquake.

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Boxes of Aquatabs water purification tablets are moved around a warehouse.

£28 could provide 10,000 water purification tablets

A young child receives the measles vaccine

£14 could provide measles vaccines to protect 20 children.

A young child eats a nutritional pack.

£10 could help provide enough life-saving food for a child for one week.

£100 could help provide emergency shelter kits for three families.

An infant received their BCG vaccine

£54 could help provide tuberculosis vaccines to protect 300 children

Emergency first aid kit including supplies

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

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Afghanistan was already one of the toughest places on earth to be a child. Right now, the situation is desperate.

UPDATE: A devastating earthquake has hit eastern Afghanistan, killing hundreds, with numbers expected to rise, and leaving many more injured. We’re sending out mobile health and nutrition teams to provide vital first aid to those who are injured.

Our rapid emergency response means that we can be ready to support within hours of a disaster striking – keeping children safe and healthy.

What’s happening in Afghanistan?

Around 10 million children across Afghanistan urgently need humanitarian assistance to survive. Without urgent action, over one million children could be severely malnourished in the coming weeks.

Political instability, an economic crisis, drought, and COVID-19 have collided to create an unprecedented humanitarian emergency.

They need protection and assistance now.

We’re delivering essential health supplies in the face of increasingly dangerous disease outbreaks. Diseases such as measles, where there have been over 40,000 cases so far this year.

Alongside our partners, we have reached more than 4 million people with life-saving health services across the country, while 195,574 people had access to safe drinking water. We’re also advocating for the rights of children in Afghanistan, including the right for all children to have an education.

Thanks to the help of supporters like you, we are hoping to provide over 15 million people with access to lifesaving healthcare.

But, we simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child in danger. 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 12 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go towards funding UNICEF’s work to support children in Afghanistan. After that donations will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund, to save and protect children in emergencies around the world. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to our Children’s Emergency Fund.