Afghanistan Emergency Appeal Afghanistan Emergency Appeal

Rapidly escalating conflict in Afghanistan - Donate Now

Rapidly escalating conflict in Afghanistan - Donate Now

Right now, rapidly escalating conflict in Afghanistan is forcing hundreds of thousands of women, children and families to flee their homes and run for safety.

The need in Afghanistan is overwhelming and growing fast as conflict escalates and drives more than 393,000 people from their homes. They urgently need food, water, shelter, and protection.

The triple crisis of the economic hardship created by the pandemic, drought and the current insecurity leaves women in an incredibly difficult situation. 

Please give now, to help lifesaving humanitarian assistance reach the most vulnerable families affected by the crisis in Afghanistan.

What CARE is doing 

CARE is providing displaced families with financial assistance to spend on key needs.

Similarly, CARE has resumed some of its crucial food security and livelihoods support to small-scale farmers in several provinces – including, fertiliser, tools, seeds and trainings as part of a programme to encourage women to develop home gardens and household level livelihoods options.

CARE will also continue some of its urgently needed COVID response, health programming and nutritional work, helping women and their families plan and develop nutritionally balanced meals. 

Our response work so far

CARE will provide $250 AUD to each displaced household so they can afford food, shelter, and protection. This will also support the local economy and the livelihoods of host communities, which have been severely impacted as well by the worsening crisis.

CARE also will provide hygiene kits to prevent further risks of COVID-19 transmission.

The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by the crisis in Afghanistan. This includes:

  • Critical emergency relief assistance, such as food, water, sanitation, shelter, health, and protection
  • Longer-term assistance, with a focus on protection, education, health, shelter, water and sanitation, and livelihoods
  • Support as possible and needed for those displaced both internally and across international borders by the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

CARE has worked in Afghanistan since 1961. We are a trusted provider of humanitarian assistance, with strong relationships in local communities. Today, we work both directly and through local partners.

Please give now, to help lifesaving humanitarian assistance reach the most vulnerable families affected by the crisis in Afghanistan.

Donate by phone

Call 1800 020 046 toll free and pay by credit card.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Should the funds raised through an emergency appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond CARE’s control which limit its ability to utilise all funds in the affected areas, CARE will direct excess funds to other emergency relief activities in the future.
Monthly donation will go to emergency relief & preparedness activities where it is needed most.

Image credit: OCHA/Linda Tom