Decades of conflict have left Afghanistan one of the most dangerous places in the world for children and their mothers to live. One in seven Afghan children will not live to see their fifth birthday. Enrolment in primary education has vastly improved over the past 10 years, but still only 7 girls for every 10 boys are enrolled in primary education.
Neighbouring countries like Turkmenistan and Tajikistan live in relative peace and obscurity, but despite having tens of billions of dollars poured into the country Afghanistan remains one of the poorest and most insecure nations in the world.
What we're doing
Children in their Community
Our Early Childhood Development Centres are making sure that kids get the best possible start in life.
And we're also helping street and working children and their families.
Children in conflict with the law
Girls in Afghanistan are often locked up for 'honour crimes' like running away from home or refusing an arranged marriage.
We're helping them, and kids who are locked in a women's prison all day with their mums.