Afghanistan is highly susceptible to natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, droughts, avalanches and floods which destroy lives, homes and livelihoods. We mitigate the impact of disasters and save lives when and where populations are most vulnerable.

 Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

We work with communities to understand how climate change and disaster hazards impact livelihoods and find ways to lessen their impact. We build local capacity to plan, prepare for and respond to disasters. In the past 2 years we have established 705 community-based disaster management committees through which we have helped communities to identify at-risk areas and protect themselves: by building flood retention walls, trenches and through tree planting, or by relocating vulnerable livestock and homes.

We have also provided community and school-based emergency response teams with training in early warning, emergency evacuation and first aid, and we have equipped 681 community-based teams and 254 school-based teams with emergency response kits, including rescue and first aid equipment.

  

 Emergency Assistance

Afghanaid responds to disasters with emergency humanitarian assistance, immediately delivering cash assistance or providing food, clean water, shelter, and sanitation services to the most vulnerable families. We then support communities in their efforts to recover by rebuilding homes and infrastructure, renovating productive land and revitalising livelihoods. In the last three years, we have distributed 41,500 emergency food packages to vulnerable Afghans in times of crisis and rebuilt or repaired 716 damaged homes.