Children on their way out of the Nawabad Farabi-ha IDP camp as the wind and the dust blows though the camp.
© UNHCR/Edris Lutfi

Afghanistan Crisis

The people of Afghanistan are in the grip of one of the world's worst crises.

Afghanistan has suffered more than 40 years of conflict, natural disasters, chronic poverty and food insecurity. Facing an ongoing humanitarian crisis, the resilience of refugees, internally displaced people and host communities is slowly reaching its limit.

In June 2022, an earthquake in south-east Afghanistan killed at least 1,000 people and left many more injured amid large-scale destruction.

The earthquake struck Paktika and Khost provinces, where tens of thousands of people have already been displaced by conflict.

Tragically, this is just the latest in a series of emergencies to hit the country, and displaced people are among the most vulnerable.

UNHCR has been on the ground in Afghanistan for decades and continues to deliver life-saving aid, shelter and protection to people forced to flee.

Help us protect displaced families who are facing crisis after crisis.

By donating today, you can help families in Afghanistan access:

A recently displaced child peeks at the camera in the Bricade IDP camp
Shelter kits
Eight-month-old Barkatullah*, who is suffering from malnutrition, is comforted by his mother Zarbibi at Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital in Kabul.
Health care
UNHCR distributes tents, core relief items and dignity kits ; Following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in the Paktika and Khost provinces in south-eastern Afghanistan on 22 June 2022, UNHCR has sent staff, and shelter and household supplies to affected areas.
Relief items
Afghan refugees use water taps in a UNHCR refugee camp.
Clean water

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The majority of funds raised by Australia for UNHCR are directed to UNHCR’s emergency operations, providing the ready funds and resources to respond quickly and effectively in situations of crisis and disaster.

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