Afghanistan Emergency Appeal | Donate Now | UNICEF Ireland

13 million children at risk

Afghanistan is in the grip of one of the world’s largest, most complex humanitarian emergencies with 13 million children at risk and in urgent need of your help.

Malnutrition rates continue to soar and it’s estimated that over 1 million children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year. These children will die without immediate treatment.

Diseases such as watery diarrhoea and cholera are on the rise as natural disasters, from drought to earthquakes, push the most disadvantaged into further deprivation.

Meanwhile the de facto authorities continue to restrict the rights and liberties of women and girls.

Afghanistan has long since been one of the most difficult places to be a child, and now even more so. These children need your help. Please donate now.

A child admitted for treatment of severe acute malnutrition

What UNICEF is Doing

With a presence stretching back 70 years in Afghanistan and 13 offices across the country, UNICEF is well placed to respond to the emergency and is scaling up its lifesaving programmes for children and women, but we need your urgent support.

You can help us as we continue to help meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable. Some of our main priorities are:

  • Treating children with severe acute malnutrition
  • Vaccinating children against measles
  • Providing safe water to children and their families
  • Helping children resume learning

The stakes for children in Afghanistan couldn’t be higher right now.

They need your help, today.

A mother and child attend a UNICEF clinic to avail of the nutrition and health care services.

How Your Donations Save Lives


Your €75 now will buy 9,400 water purification tablets to provide children with safe clean water.

Your €100 could supply 10 severely malnourished children with a week’s supply of nutritious peanut paste

Your €250 could supply 5 first aid kits to provide immediate life saving healthcare on the ground

Please help children struggling to survive by donating now to UNICEF Ireland.

Your €100 could supply 200 bars of emergency food to treat severely malnourished children.

Other Ways to Donate

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict and natural disasters. Please donate today and help us protect children in emergencies.

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.