Humanitarian Crises in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is currently experiencing one of the biggest humanitarian disasters in its history. More than 40 years of war, drastic political changes in recent months, natural disasters, poverty, drought and pandemic have pushed a large part of the country’s population close to famine. The escalation of the crisis has further increased the needs and made it more difficult to provide humanitarian aid.
After temporarily suspending its 20-years’ operations in Afghanistan due to political events last year, Hungarian Interchurch Aid have recently launched its largest and most complex humanitarian programme ever in the Central Asian country supported by the World Food Programme (WFP), Hungary Helps Programme and other international partners.
The ongoing programmes provide immediate and tangible assistance to more than 250,000 people, making a significant contribution to the fight against hunger.
How we help
Currently, we are distributing 15,000 tonnes, or more than 1,500 truckloads, of basic food and providing a livelihood income to 77,000 people. In addition to providing food, we also provide assistance to people involved in agricultural production and aims to restart educational opportunities.
Hungarian Interchurch Aid has a local staff of more than 200 local people to carry out its large-scale projects, providing them with jobs and income. Our programme also covers an entire province, helping all those in need to survive.