Urgent intervention in Afghanistan

Boys waving in Afghanistan
Library: Boys in a War Child programme in Afghanistan. Credit: Will Carter

We have just received funding to begin some urgent programming in Afghanistan.

A recent spike in fighting in the Faryab province has led to a number of children and communities requiring immediate humanitarian assistance. 

Thanks to this grant, we will be able to deliver food parcels and hygiene kits and train local people in psychological first aid and referrals. 

This is the second time we have received urgent funding to respond to conflict induced displacement in the country.

Conflict in Afghanistan

War Child has been active in Afghanistan since 2002, helping children who have been affected by years of war there. 

In 2016, a new record high of 623,345 people were internally displaced due to fighting.

 

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War Child in Afghanistan

War Child has been in Afghanistan since 2002. We work with community groups and families to help find and protect unaccompanied minors, children working on the streets or young people in conflict with the law. We provide counselling and educational support, and speak up strongly for children’s rights. 

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Child protection

We aim to protect children from harm as well as help them to overcome the impacts that armed conflict has had on them.