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.

More than half of the country's population — 24.4 million people — need immediate assistance and protection. Nearly half of them are women and girls. 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.

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.

Partnering since

2001

people reached

101,088

programs and shipments

11

Level of Fragility

Most Fragile

Gender Equality Rank

44.4%
Progress

8,129people received hygiene products and kits

Progress

270,000ready-to-use therapeutic food packets were distributed

Progress

21,923people benefitted from cash transfers

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Country Details

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


As an International Partnership, World Vision Canada is still operational in Afghanistan and working to meet the needs of children and their families. We have worked in Afghanistan but, as a result of a change in Afghanistan’s government, at this time, no Canadian raised funds (either from private donations or from government) can be programmed there due to Canadian Criminal Code restrictions. As concerned Canadians, you can call your federal Member of Parliament and express your concern and frustration that legal barriers make it impossible for Canadian charities, like World Vision Canada, to support work in Afghanistan. Raise your concerns about the significant level of needs and the urgency to remove these barriers so that life-saving work can resume.

World Vision Afghanistan

World Vision has been working in Afghanistan since 2001, when our operations began in response to an emergency. Within a few years, the organization moved toward rehabilitation and then on to long-term development programming. Since 2011, we have focused our operations in Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces in the western region of the country.


As World Vision, we strive to ensure all children: experience good health; are educated for life; are cared for, protected and participating, and experience the love of God and their neighbours. We are proud to say that we have an excellent reputation among Afghan communities and feel privileged to be widely accepted in the provinces in which we work. We see everything we do as a partnership between us, communities and our donors.

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Results

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When you give where most needed, you’ll help provide things like healthcare, safety, food, clean water and more to vulnerable children and families around the world. It’s a powerful way to help fight poverty and hunger, and give hope to those in need.

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Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2020 and September 2021.