How is Afghanaid responding to the crisis in Afghanistan?

Over the past year, we've been responding with emergency assistance where needed and helping communities get through this difficult time. Communities are now battling the effects of economic collapse, rising cost of food and a continuing drought, and the country is facing extreme food shortages. Families headed by women are hardest hit, with almost 100% of these families not eating enough food on a daily basis. Right now we are raising funds to support Afghan women to feed their families, earn an income and rebuild their lives.

Read more about the current situation in an update from our Chairman

Our impact since August 2021

1,200,900 Men, women and children supported with emergency humanitarian assistance 
115,595 Emergency food packages distributed to families who otherwise would not have been able to find food
3,583 Heating, cooking, and hygiene kits distributed to families in emergency situations

Change starts with her. Change starts with you. Change starts By Her Side.

Thanks to her small business selling products she makes, Arzo’s family has been able to weather the storm of the past year, but thousands of other women just like her are still struggling. Hear from Arzo and find out how you can support more women like her through our By Her Side appeal here.

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Author: Natalia Deane

Afghanaid's Cultural Festival with Elaha Soroor

Join us on 10th August for an exciting celebration of Afghanistan's vibrant and varied culture with Afghan pop musician Elaha Soroor. Plus, all money raised will be doubled by the UK government. Find out more here.

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Location: 897a Old Kent Rd,, London

By Her Side exhibition tour

If you were unable to attend our By Her Side exhibition in person, or want to relive the experience, you can take our self-guided 360 tour here.

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Author: Natalia Deane

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  • Afghanaid's Cultural Festival with Elaha Soroor

    Join us on 10th August for an exciting celebration of Afghanistan's vibrant and varied culture with Afghan pop musician Elaha Soroor. Plus, all money raised will be doubled by the UK government. Find out more here. Read more

  • Fly With Me: a multi-city kite festival

    On the 20th August 2022, help us fill the skies with colour, celebrate the ancient Afghan craft of kite-making, and mark one year on since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan through joining Fly With Me's multi-city kite festival. Read more

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