Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places to be a child.
In the past weeks, the situation for children in Afghanistan has become critical. The long-running humanitarian crisis has become a triple crisis: conflict, COVID-19 and drought.
Right now, half of the population of Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance. And the situation is only getting worse.
With the ongoing fighting intensifying, children are increasingly the victim.
In any emergency children suffer most. More than 203,000 children in Afghanistan have been forced from their homes. Everyday thousands more join them, especially in the last week. Fleeing with what little they can carry the outlook for these children is desperate.
To make matters worse, drought is a constant in much of Afghanistan.
Today nearly 2 million children don’t have access to clean water and hygiene supplies. Over 1 million children under five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Without urgent support, these children will not survive.
While a lack of food and water threaten children today, COVID – 19 is threatening their future. Schools are closed because of the pandemic and conflict, so more than 9.5 million children have no access to an education.
In every day, and every way the situation for children in Afghanistan is critical.
Children are paying the price for this worsening conflict with their childhoods. Please donate today and help children in Afghanistan a future.