Afghanistan Emergency Fund

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Afghanistan Emergency Fund

Project Report | May 21, 2024
An update on your donation to the Afghanistan Emergency Fund

By Kyra Zimmerman | Senior Associate

Photo: Japanese Emergency NGO
Photo: Japanese Emergency NGO

Thank you for your generous donations to the Afghanistan Emergency Fund. Your contributions are helping ensure that Afghans have access to healthy food, healthcare, education, and relief following a deadly string of natural disasters and ongoing violence.   

More than  23 million Afghans rely on humanitarian assistance in 2024, with new families being added to the list each day as disasters like the deadly floods in Kabul in April and May that killed more than 300 people and injured nearly 1,600 community members.

Generous support to the fund has recently powered seven grants to vetted nonprofit partners in our community. Here is a short description of some of the critical work you’ve supported:

  • Sahar Education is an Afghan-led nonprofit that ensures all children can go to school,  particularly girls barred under Taliban rule. The organization offers coding classes for girls and empowerment courses for mothers. In 2024, they aim to assist over 400 girls through diverse initiatives and also seek to foster feminist allies among Afghan boys via courses promoting female empowerment and involvement in community decision-making. 
  • Action for Development (AfD) is an Afghan-led organization providing essential care to communities at their health clinic. With more than 80% of the population now below the poverty line, fewer can afford the $1 fee that was used to pay salaries for staff and fund community outreach efforts. GlobalGiving’s support enables AfD to continue to run this clinic, which addresses critical gaps in care for Afghans as it serves 50-65 patients daily.
  • LEARN Afghan is a nonprofit organization established in 2018 by an Afghan refugee determined to. LEARN provides free education for Grades one1 to 12 in Pashto and Dari, benefiting more than 7,000 Afghan girls. The organization offers classes and training in key subjects like math, science, and coding, along with offline learning through its at-home resources. The organization continues prioritizing expanding its underground schools and stepping up in times of crisis to deliver essential goods to people who need it most. , humanitarian aid distributions especially after disasters like the earthquakes in Herat in 2023, and its maternal health programs.
  • Enabled Children Initiative (ECI) is one of the only nonprofits in Afghanistan dedicated exclusively to children with disabilities. Following Afghanistan's recent flash floods, ECI is aiding families with disabled children enrolled in its programs who reached out with pleas for support. Drawing on ECI’s successful response to the 2023 Herat earthquakes, ECI will provide families with much-needed emergency aid, like food, clothing, and other essential goods.

These life-changing projects are only possible thanks to donors like you! We cannot thank you enough for helping GlobalGiving’s Afghanistan Emergency Fund fuel community-level responses across Afghanistan. 

As Sohair, leader of APWEE shared,

“GlobalGiving is a bright light in our imperfect (and, in some cases, troubled) world”. 

That bright light is made possible thanks to your generosity.

You can find the full list of nonprofit partners receiving grants at the end of this report.

With gratitude, 

Kyra + the GlobalGiving Team

Nonprofit Partners Receiving Grants

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Nov 8, 2023
An update on your donation to the Afghanistan Emergency Fund

By Sarah Rahman | Program Manager, Disaster Response

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An update on your donation to the Afghanistan Emergency Fund

By Kyra Zimmerman | Disaster Response Associate

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