UNICEF has been supporting the rights of children in Afghanistan since 1949
UNICEF in Afghanistan
UNICEF has been on the ground in Afghanistan for more than 70 years with offices nationwide and a range of partners that support us in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable, especially children.
As one of the longest-serving members of the international community in Afghanistan, UNICEF has a unique role to promote peace and stability for the country’s children. We continue to support the country's transition from decades of war and natural disasters so that children, adolescents and women can access the services they need and fulfil their right to survival, development, protection and participation.
UNICEF works to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of children and women in Afghanistan. Since 1949, we have been bringing basic services, including education, health, nutrition, protection, water, sanitation, and hygiene to those who are most in need, addressing inequities in each of these areas.
Delivering for Children in Afghanistan
Afghanistan was already one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child. Over the past year, the situation has become even more desperate as conflict, drought, and COVID-19 have collided to create a humanitarian emergency.
Millions of children continue to need essential services, including primary healthcare, lifesaving vaccines against polio and measles, nutrition, education, protection, shelter, water and sanitation.
UNICEF is working around the clock with humanitarian partners to continue providing lifesaving assistance to children and families.
Read UNICEF’s 2022 humanitarian appeal of Afghanistan here.