How to help Afghanistan
The people of Afghanistan need us now more than ever.
As winter takes hold, displaced Afghans will endure freezing, sub-zero temperatures without a home. Here’s how you can help Afghanistan and, most importantly, Afghan women, children and men who have been forced to flee.
Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell
How to help Afghan refugees and displaced Afghans
After more than 40 years of conflict, Afghanistan remains one of the most complex humanitarian situations in the world, with people on the move across the country following a series of climate-change related emergencies and natural disasters.
Temperatures are expected to drop to -25⁰C and many displaced families are without a home. Here’s how to help Afghanistan refugees and other displaced Afghans…
Learn more about the Afghanistan Situation
Afghanistan is again on the brink of a major humanitarian and displacement crisis. For more data and information, please visit our Afghanistan country page.
If you’re sharing information online about Afghanistan, use accredited sources like UNHCR, the BBC, World Economic Forum and more. If you’re unsure of whether a news source is accredited, please visit this website to help you spot misinformation.
Fundraise for refugees
Fundraising for Afghanistan is easier than you might think. You can rally your friends, family and workmates to raise money for displaced Afghan women, men and children. There are lots of ways to get involved – from taking on a sporting challenge, to organising a fun event at work, home or school, or simply asking for donations instead of birthday or wedding gifts. For more information, please visit our fundraising page.
Make a donation
Your support matters. While conditions are fraught, UNHCR is staying to help Afghan women, children and men. Teams are delivering relief to as many people as they can safely reach and will continue to do so. Donations are urgently needed to help displaced Afghans. Please visit this page to make your donation to help Afghanistan.
There are 3.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) within Afghanistan as of 1st December 2021.
UNHCR’s relief work relies on voluntary contributions so public support is urgently needed. There are many ways your donation can help Afghanistan refugees.
If you’d like to donate to Afghanistan, your support can provide…
Stoves and fuel
to cook meals, generate heat and dry wet clothing
to protect a family from the harsh elements
Emergency cash resistance
to help families access food and medicine
More Afghanistan news…
Displaced families face another freezing winter in Afghanistan
Children like Hajira and Matiullah lack warm clothes, proper shelter and enough to eat, as temperatures start to plummet.
The situation in Afghanistan remains uncertain and volatile, with events such as the deadly attack on the Kabul military hospital on the 2nd November, but UNCHR is continuing with its urgent delivery of aid.