Afghanistan

Building sustainable futures in Afghanistan


 

Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

Power dynamics in Afghanistan are changing at a terrifying speed, and food scarcity and forced displacement are soaring. World Vision warns that children will pay the price as they face a greater risk of violence, abuse and exploitation. Read more here.

Nearly half of the country’s population - 18.4 million people, 8.2 million of which are children - need immediate assistance and protection. And these numbers are growing. Our Raw Hope program aims to provide support to girls and boys in the most dangerous places like Afghanistan. Learn more.


 

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:
  • 2,073 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
  • 1,152 books were shipped, supporting children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 31 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 3,487 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 59,569 patient consultations were provided by health professionals through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 14,774 people benefited from psychosocial support activities appropriate for their age and gender.
  • 258 children benefitted from community health screenings, home visits and health centre referrals for children under five. 
  • 48 government health staff received training in topics relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
  • 1,800 malnourished children received full courses of nutrition treatment with life saving ready-to-use therapeutic food packets.
  • 51,000 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 50,998 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
  • 3,416 people received clean birthing kits, helping to support women's safe, healthy childbirth and recovery.
  • 3,417 clean birthing kits were distributed to help with safe and healthy deliveries.
  • 270,000 ready-to-use therapeutic food packets were distributed, providing a source of emergency nutrition for malnourished children.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 5,000 items of clothing were shipped for children and adults, including footwear and uniforms.
  • 21,923 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 6,233 people received clothing and footwear.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 1,744 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 6,468 reusable menstrual hygiene kits were distributed for adolescent girls and women.
  • 8,129 people received hygiene products and kits to support their health and wellbeing.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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