Afghanistan Emergency Fund

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Afghanistan Emergency Fund

What's Happening and How to Help

We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like these. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges.

The projects listed below are led by vetted GlobalGiving partners responding to this disaster. You can donate directly to a specific project or to GlobalGiving’s Afghanistan Emergency Fund and we'll allocate it to where it's needed most. GlobalGiving will post reports about how your donation has been put to use.

Help Educate Women & Girls in Afghanistan
Since August 2021, the Taliban banned education for girls above 6th grade in Afghanistan. This put a stop to school projects in the region led by Sahar. Instead of giving up on the girls of the region, we have embraced new ways of working with local teachers and organizations to improve equity for girls in Afghanistan through multiple programs in partnership with local organizations. Current programs focus on literacy, computer skills, English, women's empowerment, sewing, and coding!
Back To Life
Millions of traumatized children & youth in Afghanistan need to be hopeful, joyful, inspired, and invest in a bright future. The war, poverty, coronavirus, starvation, and the cold winter are imposing increasing depression & hopelessness. MMCC since 2002 has been the major source of educational entertainment, fun, and hope. Most mainstream donors and international resources have abandoned Afghanistan. Join us to bring educational entertainment fun, laughter, food, and hope for the children.
More than five million children in Afghanistan are on the brink of starvation, with the nation enduring the worst drought since records began against a backdrop of political and economic turmoil. We provide lunch, food packages, and food supplements for some of the most underprivileged families while mobilizing the youth to create joyful activities and bring hope into their communities.
Support Children's Literacy in Afghanistan
Charmaghz is an Afghan education non-profit based in Kabul that has run mobile libraries for marginalized children since 2018. Now more than ever, we believe Afghan children have a right to quality education as well as a peaceful future--both of which must begin with a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy. We are doubling-down on our commitment to support Afghan children to develop critical skills in reading, writing, and basic maths. Our country's future depends on it.
Afghan Women and Girl's Survival Fund
MADRE is increasing resources to our Afghan Women and Girls' Survival Fund to support the urgent protection and relocation needs of women human rights defenders, as many activists and human rights defenders are unable to leave conflict areas throughout Afghanistan. MADRE's Fund provides resources for urgent needs, legal aid, security assistance, emergency transport, and safe passage, as well as funding families willing to house activists at great personal risk.
Help schools, victims of terror attacks and IDPs
This project will help victims of terrorist attacks and vulnerable populations at risk of famine and drought due to collapse of the Afghan government. Due to school terror attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, we will provide assistance to the families of victims and scholarships to the traumatized students. We will provide support to the internally displaced, vulnerable families, journalists, and refugees in neighboring countries with cash assistance for food, shelter and basic necessities.
Supporting Afghan Women and Girls on the Move
Given the situation of women and girls under the reign of the Taliban and the traumatic experiences during the journey to Turkey, this project strives for providing a comprehensive protection mechanism for the Afghan women and girls in order to meet their basic needs and support their well-being. Within this context, the project has three major components: provision of female hygiene kit and basic emergency kit; legal counselling and assistance; psychosocial support.
Provide Care for Afghanistan's Abandoned Children
We have been working to improve the lives of orphaned, abandoned and underserved children in Afghanistan since 2010. We started with a locally managed food security program (greenhouse and chicken farm) that helped hundreds of orphaned children find loving foster homes simply because they came with food. In 2020, we launched a home-based poultry program for war widows and we opened a vocational school for orphaned girls. Despite great challenges, all programs are active today!
HALO Afghanistan Flooding Disaster Response
On the evening of July 22nd, Afghanistan experienced torrential rainfall across several parts of the country, causing flash flooding. The provinces of Maidan Wardak and Kabul in central Afghanistan experienced some of the most extreme flooding, resulting in loss of life of over 31 people, at least 41 people missing, the destruction of several hundred homes, and over 250 families translating to an estimated 3,000 people in desperate need of food and water. HALO is responding to this emergency.
Emergency Aid for Afghan Families
Poor Afghans in Afghanistan are particularly vulnerable in times of disaster, whether natural or economic. Those without jobs, food or homes face starvation in harsh winter weather or after other natural disasters or following displacement. In recent years, there have been landslides, earthquakes and flooding incidents where we have been able to provide help.
Protect Families in Afghanistan
Nearly 40 years of conflict have left Afghanistan with a deadly legacy of landmines and explosives that have killed and injured tens of thousands of people. Also because of the situation, Afghans are particularly vulnerable in times of disaster when floods or earthquakes strike. HALO's work plays a crucial role in stabilizing communities in Afghanistan by clearing explosives and responding in times of natural disaster.
Afghan Refugees Support Program in Pakistan
Since 2021 there are more than 20000 Afghan Refugees migrated to Pakistan to get refugee status or to be relocated to any safe country, with the support of UNHCR. However, they all remain stranded in Islamabad & other cities of Pakistan without any support from the world community. They require medical care, food, shelter, child and mother health support . CHCS has initiated a comprehensive support plan for them and conducted regular medical camps and distributed food and clothing among them.
Moving Lives Forward for Children on the Move
The project objective is to support unaccompanied minors and separated children who have fled from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Somalia, Ukraine etc. and seek asylum in Turkiye. The relief action will respond to urgent protection and psychosocial needs via in-kind assistance. ASAM will facilitate the provision of clothing, shoes, food, hygiene materials, recreational materials, stationary and toys. Through this support, it is expected to prevent the intensification of the needs and vulnerabilities.
Support vulnerable families in rural Afghanistan
Forty years of war and insecurity, chronic poverty, repeated droughts and the COVID-19 pandemic had already had a devastating impact on the people of Afghanistan. Now, a year on from the Taliban takeover, for many millions of families, the humanitarian emergency is set to worsen still as we move into another Afghan winter. We are raising funds to deliver vital emergency relief to families in some of the most remote areas of the country whose lives have been affected by the ongoing crisis.
Helping Afghan Children Go to School in Pakistan
Pakistan currently hosts approximately 3,000,000 Afghan refugees. 37% of the total Afghan population living in Pakistan are school-age children between the ages of 5 and 16. Only 20% of these children are enrolled in school. Relief International is working to change this by collaborating with Afghan communities in Pakistan to improve girls' and boys' access to education.
This Ramadan, Educate 3000 Students in Afghanistan
Teach for Afghanistan Organization is working relentlessly to provide better learning opportunities to students in Parwan and Nangarhar provinces. With your donations, our 60 fellows can create mathematics and science-based teaching models and laboratory equipment with proper resources and educate 2000 girls and 1000 boys.
Support for Afghanistan
The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding rapidly, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced in their own country. This humanitarian emergency is exacerbating an existing food crisis. According to the World Food Program, 14 million people in Afghanistan are facing severe food shortages, including 2 million children who are at risk of malnutrition. ActionAid will expand our long-standing programming and provide food, water, hygiene kits, and counseling support.
Access to Primary Healthcare in Kabul, Afghanistan
Action for Development (AfD) plans to establish a hybrid-financed primary health care facility in Kabul, Afghanistan, to ensure affordable quality services to a population of 50,000. This project enables the establishment of a facility (Phase 1) that can then be sustained in the long-term (Phase 2) by user-fees and a small annual donation of USD $7,500.
Help Families in Afghanistan and Worldwide
Afghanistan is currently experiencing one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises in the world on top of a decades-long protracted humanitarian crisis. Donate now to help us support children and families in Afghanistan and in crisis zones worldwide.
Supporting Afghan refugees in Iran
Amidst intense fear and uncertainty in Afghanistan, we are seeing thousands of Afghan families, particularly women and children, fleeing each day. Many are seeking refuge in Iran. Relief International is providing immediate assistance to Afghan refugees crossing the border in search of safety, including food, water, and shelter - as one of the few international non-profits working in Iran
Protect Journalists Under Threat in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, journalists have played a critical role in providing local communities with accurate and accessible information. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is leaving journalists, particularly women journalists, at grave risk. Internews is providing emergency funds to meet the immediate needs of Afghan journalists and to support them over the long term to continue providing trustworthy information to their communities.
Connecting refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine
4M refugees have already fled Ukraine to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries. Families are separated, since it's often women and children who can leave the country. Being forced to leave part of their family behind and having little information on what awaits them beyond the border puts them in a distressing situation. TSF provides them relief through free internet connectivity which helps them remain in contact with their relatives and look for essential information for their future.
Helping Displaced Families in Afghanistan
This project will supply immediate short-term food relief for displaced families fleeing advancing radicalized troops in Afghanistan. Gifts up to $50 USD will be matched 50% until September 17th! It costs $40 to feed a family for 1 week, but with this match $50 will feed almost 2 families (net $75 after the match). Donate now!
PROJECT MITHRA - (Female Afghan Prosecutors)
Jewish Humanitarian Response (JHR), incubated by the Aleph Institute (Aleph), has been evacuating vulnerable Afghans who are on Taliban kill lists and resettling them in countries abroad. We have served many groups that the Taliban have sworn to kill, one of them being Afghan prosecutors. Many have been successfully relocated to Germany and Spain, and we continue to try to secure pathways for them in welcoming countries where they can start new lives in safety after all they have endured.
Help Afghanistan
The United Nations estimates that approximately 550,780 people across Afghanistan are currently displaced and without shelter, food and water. Therefore, Hagar will focus on providing 4 key relief activities for 13,000 people over the coming months: (1) food provisions for vulnerable families; (2) providing a mobile clinic & healthcare; (3) shelter for displaced children; (4) safe spaces where children can continue to play and attend school.

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Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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