Afghanistan

Building sustainable futures in Afghanistan



Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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 have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 270,000 packets of life-saving therapeutic food were distribute
  • 118,441 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 5315 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
  • 500 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme
  • 32,830 people in emergencies received life-saving support like tents, cooking sets and hygiene kits
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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