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Children in Afghanistan need your help.

It has been a year since the Taliban took over Afghanistan and life is dire for millions of children across the countries.

Afghanistan's children have endured decades of conflict and suffering, and we are gravely concerned for their safety and well-being.

Millions of children in Afghanistan are facing extreme hunger, exploitation, a loss of their education, and endless disease outbreaks. It’s a humanitarian catastrophe. Girls are at an even greater risk. Girls are almost twice as likely as boys to go to bed hungry and almost 1 in 2 of girls are not attending school, compared to 1 in 5 boys.

Children are sad, worried and scared, but they haven’t lost hope. Now is not the time to turn our backs on Afghanistan’s children.

Your support is critical to save their lives – and their futures.

Send a message of hope to girls in Afghanistan or alternatively pleasedonate to help children in countries like Afghanistan today.

We have been helping children in Afghanistan for over 40 years. We won't stop now.

How you can help children in Afghanistan.

Send a message of hope to girls in Afghanistan. Many girls and young women in Afghanistan are struggling to access their fundamental right to education. They are left to face an uncertain future – will you send a message of support?

If you want to go one step further, donate to help children in countries like Afghanistan and around the world.

We have been helping children in Afghanistan for over 40 years. We won't stop now. We are providing vital items such as clothes for children, blankets, and household items to displaced families.

Your support is critical to making this happen. Donate today.

Our response.

Save the Children is gravely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children in Afghanistan. Crippling drought and the economic crisis are the key drivers pushing Afghanistan to the brink of collapse, with food prices, unemployment and poverty skyrocketing.

Children are going to bed hungry night after night. They’re exhausted and wasting away. They are unable to play, learn and just be children.

All children have a right to live in a world free from violence, to be able to go to school, to play with their friends and feel safe within their families and communities. But, children in Afghanistan have known nothing but conflict.  

We have been working in Afghanistan since 1976 to deliver life-saving services to children and their families. Thanks to people like you, in 2020 alone we reached:

  • 376,000 children aided in crisis 
  • 241,000 children educated and empowered 
  • 93,000 children healthy and nourished 
  • 36,000 children protected from harm 
  • 187,000 children lifted from poverty

Together we can continue to change the lives of children in Afghanistan. 

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