For 20 years we've been working in Afghanistan. Despite the present uncertainty, we're committed to continuing our work. Currently, this requires sensitivity and a commitment from all involved to genuinely work together.

Join Asuntha Charles, our Afghanistan National Director, as she visits some of our recently re-opened food, nutrition & health projects. Note the importance of organisations working together and the incredible staff and community representatives that help make this make happen.

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In Short

  • G20 emergency meeting in Italy - WV calls for gender equality, education & governments to open borders and wallets to those seeking asylum
  • WV mobile health clinics have re-commenced serving IDP populations
  • In this current climate children are highly vulnerable, to violence, child marriage & child labour

Asuntha Charles, Afghanistan National Director meets and thanks the courageous staff who have chosen to return to work. Because of them thousands of children and mothers are receiving urgent health care via our mobile health clinics.

Currently 18.4 million Afghans are in need of humanitarian assistance, with more than 30% of the population facing emergency or crisis levels of food needs. Recent changes to government, the effects of Covid-19 and ongoing drought mean food prices are surging, banks don't have adequate funds and many households have lost their income. In situations like this children are extremely vulnerable.

"2.7m people face starvation if they do not urgently receive food. Young children are at the greatest risk!" Asuntha Charles

To ensure families can survive, we are working to respond to the most urgent needs in communities whilst continuing to advocate for the future of all Afghan children, especially girls. If there was ever a time to turn up for Afghan children, it's now.

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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