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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini urges for support for displaced Afghan families
UNHCR is on the ground aiding Afghan refugees and the forcibly displaced, but resources are stretched too thin. Your gift will offer hope for a safe future.
Despite challenging circumstances, the UN Refugee Agency is on the ground delivering lifesaving support to millions of displaced Afghans. The needs of those who have had to flee suddenly are acute, increasing demand for shelter, food, water and health services.
Responding to the most critical priorities, UNHCR has provided food, shelter, cash, hygiene and sanitary kits and other lifesaving assistance together with partners. UNHCR has also undertaken protection monitoring covering 34 provinces.
UNHCR continues to work with authorities in some of the countries neighboring Afghanistan to plan and prepare for potential future movements of Afghan refugees.
Iran and Pakistan host 85 percent of displaced Afghans - more than 2 million registered Afghan refugees in total.
20 million people face acute hunger, with 6 million people in ‘emergency’ levels (one step away from famine) - one of the world’s highest figures.
80 percent of households across Afghanistan have experienced income reduction. People’s debts have mounted – both in terms of the number of people taking on debt (82 percent of all households) and the amount of debt (about 11 percent higher than the previous year).
UNHCR, IOM and UNICEF call for protection of children and families seeking safety in Pakistan
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, IOM, the UN Migration Agency and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, are deeply concerned for children and families affected by Pakistan's ‘Illegal Foreigners Repatriation Plan’.Learn More
UNHCR launches urgent funding appeal to support earthquake survivors in Afghanistan
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is launching an urgent appeal for $14.4 million to scale up its assistance for those affected by the tragic recent earthquakes in western Afghanistan.Learn More
When a child seeks safety alone, KIND lawyers ensure protection
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is an NGO devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children. Hear from lawyers at KIND's Atlanta office providing legal support to children across Georgia.Learn More
Afghanistan Refugee Crisis Explained
After more than four decades of conflict and instability in Afghanistan, an estimated 28.3 million Afghans are in need of humanitarian assistance. Learn more about the Afghanistan refugee crisis.Learn More