Amid peace talks and the withdrawal of foreign troops, conflict is intensifying across Afghanistan. The Taliban now controls more Afghan border crossing points - key international trade points - than the Government, as well as over half of the provinces in the country. With violence escalating, more and more people are getting caught up in armed clashes, airstrikes, improvised explosive device detonations and shelling, with a growing number of innocent men, women and children losing their lives. Others are being driven from their homes and ever more families are being forced into difficult situations. In the first half of this year alone, over two hundred and eighty-seven thousand people fled their homes as a result of conflict, settling in communities that were already at breaking point. 

The situation remains tense, volatile and unpredictable and families across the country are fearful of what is to come. The men, women and children who have no home and no belongings are the most at risk. The little savings they had have been quickly exhausted and thousands of families are now facing critical situations.

Afghanaid's response

As with previous times of difficulty, we will continue to work alongside communities to build a brighter future for the country, and support a peaceful Afghan solution to the current situation which recognises and protects human rights and allows people to choose their own leaders.

Right now, we are delivering crucial support to families who have been driven from their homes as a result of conflict. This includes providing:

  • financial support so families can keep a roof over their heads;
  • kitchen kits so that they can cook and safely store food;
  • the support they need to heat their homes and keep their families warm;
  • hygiene kits including laundry soap and hand soap;
  • items such as solar powered lamps, stoves and gas cylinders.

With this support, more families like Mohammad Omar's will be able to keep their children safe, clean and healthy, and protect themselves against further risks.

How can you help?

Approximately six times the number of people in Afghanistan are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2021 as compared to four years ago. Together, we can make a real difference to these people. Donate today to support families who need it most:

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