World Vision has been working in Afghanistan since 2001, when our operations began in response to an emergency. Within a few years, the organisation moved toward rehabilitation and then on to long-term development programming. Since 2011, we have focused our operations in Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces in the western region of the country.
As World Vision, we strive to ensure all children: experience good health; are educated for life; are cared for, protected and participating, and experience the love of God and their neighbours. We are proud to say that we have an excellent reputation among Afghan communities and feel privileged to be widely accepted in the provinces in which we work. We see everything we do as a partnership between us, communities and our donors.
Donors must stay committed to support Afghan children and their families
The children of Afghanistan are facing a humanitarian crisis caused by decades of conflict, food insecurity, displacement, drought driven by climate change, and COVID-19. They face starvation, malnutrition, water shortages, water-borne infectious diseases, and hunger. They are vulnerable, displaced, and at risk of violence and harm.
World Vision is calling for the commitment of donor governments to fulfil the target $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid to meet these immense and growing needs. Asuntha Charles, National Director of World Vision Afghanistan submitted our official statement at the UNOCHA Afghanistan Pledging Conference 2022, March 31, 2022. Read Asuntha’s special view piece, “Are Donors Abandoning Afghanistan’s Children?” and a press release on "Girls Higher Education is a Must for Afghanistan Future"