"History has shown that the resilience and fortitude of the Afghan people is extraordinary. But it has its limits. They are now at their most vulnerable and we cannot abandon them now.” - National Director Asuntha Charles.
On Sunday 15th August control of Afghanistan was taken by the Taliban, and world leaders are scrambling to determine how to respond. But in peace or in uncertainty, our response never changes...
At all costs, protect children & uphold fundamental human rights for all.
People are uncertain about their future, the number of displaced people is increasing, children and families are in hiding or fleeing. Many are concerned about fundamental rights for the vulnerable, and children especially need support more than ever.
“Children are the single greatest asset to any sustainable, durable solution to multiple crises. For their sake, all sides must put the humanitarian needs of their people first and end this conflict. Together with our +300 Afghan staff, World Vision will stay and deliver,” Ms. Charles said.
As an organisation World Vision calls for all parties to the conflict to put vulnerable children first. International humanitarian law must be respected and the lives of Afghan children, their families, and communities prioritised. The international community must maintain its presence on the ground to prevent an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. Further commitment must be made to increased and sustained funding supports, diplomatic engagement, international responsibility for durable solutions, and the protection of child rights.
Childhood Rescue is designed to deliver programs and impact in some of the world's most complex and dangerous places. For 20 years we have been working to ensure the children of Afghanistan can survive, recover and someday, build a future.