Afghanistan was already one of the toughest places on earth to be a child. Right now, the situation is desperate.
Political instability, an economic crisis, drought, and COVID-19 have collided to create an unprecedented humanitarian emergency. Soon, children and families will face freezing winter months when temperatures can drop as low as -12°c.
Around 10 million children across Afghanistan urgently need humanitarian assistance to survive. Without urgent action, almost one million children could be severely malnourished by the end of 2021. That is half of all children under the age of 5.
They need protection and assistance now.
UNICEF is on the ground reaching vulnerable children and families with essential health supplies, water and life-saving food, as well as supplies to help those who have been displaced prepare for the onset of winter. We are also working to advocate for the rights of children in Afghanistan, including the right for all children to have an education.
Thanks to the help of UNICEF’s supporters, in 2021, we’ve already reached 1.7 million children and their families with humanitarian support.
However, 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.