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. UNICEF has dispatched several mobile health and nutrition teams to provide 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.