Afghanistan

Building sustainable futures in Afghanistan

World Vision began emergency relief operations in Afghanistan in 2001, to address the urgent needs of children and families affected by natural disasters and decades of conflict. Today, programs have expanded to development sectors such as health, water and sanitation, child protection, education and empowering women to engage in civil and social change.
 
In a country where 70 per cent of the population lives in chronic poverty, we work with the Government of Canada to target the most vulnerable for interventions, including those forced from their homes and now living as refugees in their own country. We serve families and children in Afghanistan by improving access to basic services such as health care and water and sanitation, and by supporting families’ efforts to be self-sufficient.

Your impact in Afghanistan

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 
  • 35 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 8,400 people in emergencies received essentials like tents, cooking sets and hygiene kits, helping maintain their dignity 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 
  • 1 health facility received medical equipment and supplies to better care for children and families
  • 1,530 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
  • 58,897 people benefited from food aid, helping them fight hunger and malnutrition
     
 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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