Action Against Hunger is supporting communities in Afghanistan, through our integrated programmes across nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and livelihoods, and mental health and care practices.

Afghanistan

Conflict has impacted Afghanistan for 40 years, and Action Against Hunger has been providing humanitarian support there for more than 20 years.

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

In 2018 the conflict in Afghanistan further intensified, and the country was reclassified from a post-conflict one to an active conflict one.

Civilians remain most affected. 278,000 Afghans had to flee their homes and 263,000 were displaced as a result of natural disasters.

The 2018 drought affected more than two-thirds of Afghanistan and three million people.

This year, 670,000 people returned from Iran and 43,000 from Pakistan. Access to care and pyschological support remains one of the main needs, as well as food security, shelter and access to water.

374,814
People helped in 2018

What we are doing

Working in the country for more than 20 years to respond to these needs, our teams are providing a range of life-saving services to respond to the crisis, including:

  • Implementing integrated projects across nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and livelihoods, and in mental health and care practices
  • Providing emergency response to help those affected by the armed conflict and natural disasters
  • Helping to prevent maternal and child mortality and mordbidity 
  • Running projects tackling acute malnutrition in the country

 

Man sits in a building torn to rubble in Afghanistan
Man sits in a building torn to rubble in Afghanistan

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Photo: ©Sandra Calligaro / Action Against Hunger France

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Facts

Number of Staff
438
Operating since
1995
Bases
Ghor, Helmand, Kabul, Badghis