Afghanistan is now facing the worst humanitarian crisis it's ever witnessed.
Years of conflict, severe drought and the impacts of COVID-19 have left 24.4 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Over half of these are children.
Increasing violence, and particularly the fall of the previous Government in August 2021, has led to nearly 700,000 people fleeing their homes in search of safety. Desperate families with nowhere to go are building makeshift shelters, with little access to even the most basic supplies. The demand for life-saving essentials is vastly exceeding what is available. All the while more than 3.5 million people remain internally displaced, many with no prospect of returning home.
War Child is committed to staying and delivering in Afghanistan. We are independently assessing need, and impartially delivering life-saving assistance to those who need us most, when they need us most.