Without a doubt, Herat, Afghanistan is home to some of world's most vulnerable yet resilient children.

Our Childhood Rescue project in Herat is pivoting all funds to survival programs. That means, your gifts are literally helping children to stay alive by focussing on hunger & malnutrition interventions, mobile health clinics & water programs. Here's a few highlights from the past 3 months!

  • 27,075 households were provided with life-saving food assistance.

  • Construction of 18 new solar powered water systems & rehabilitation of 5 non-functional water systems meaning... 31,629 people gained access to clean water within 500mtrs of their homes.

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In Afghanistan, Covid-19 destroyed an already crumbling economic system, ongoing drought has driven tens of thousands from their homes which also means leaving behind their income & food producing crops. The current hunger crisis is pushing families beyond breaking point and parents are forced to make unfathomable decisions. And in the midst of this, the Taliban took over...

So it's safe to say, Afghan's children know danger, hunger, economic disarray and political and social upheaval in ways we never will. And that's why we're committed to staying and re-building with them.

Childhood Rescue exists in places like Herat, Afghanistan to ensure when crises arrive, we can respond immediately.

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Afghanistan is a primarily agricultural country in Central Asia, producing some of the world's best pomegranates, grapes and sweet melons. Afghanistan has been in an ongoing conflict since 2001, a radical political group has waged all out war against the government and taken control of many parts of the country.

In Afghanistan our projects focus on community building programmes. Their success relies heavily on collaboration with local community and faith leaders. Sensitively administered with respect for local culture and beliefs the programme currently facilitates community awareness sessions for men regarding child marriage and rights of women. We are also providing sessions for women and girls, to ensure they know their worth, feel safe in their community and understand their rights in relation to violence against women and child marriage.

  • Hundreds of thousands of innocent have been killed in the ongoing conflict, and cities have been left in ruins
  • The country experienced a devastating drought in 2019 which destroyed all the crops and 60% of the livestock in Western Afghanistan. The drought drove over 250,000 people from their homes to seek aid, but even the humanitarian camps they came to have run out of food by now. Many parents consider selling their daughters into early marriage to feed the family
One in three

Afghani girls are married before they turn 18.

More than 10%

of registered refugees in the world today are from Afghanistan