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UNHCR | Urgent Appeal for Afghanistan

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Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES FLEEING

The newest wave of conflict – the latest in 40 years – has forced more than half a million Afghan people from their homes so far in 2021.
 
The crisis is taking a heavy toll on women and children, who make up 80% of Afghanistan’s internally displaced people. Alongside homelessness and the threat of violence, displaced Afghans are facing a harsh winter, food scarcity, and a health system at breaking point.
 
Help us deliver aid before the worst of winter hits.
 
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has assisted half a million people displaced within Afghanistan this year with emergency aid. We are providing essential items to help families prepare for the harsh winter ahead, including blankets, solar panels, and family tents to withstand high winds and the cold.

Temperatures are already dropping to zero at night, and people sleeping outside or in inadequate shelters are at risk of hypothermia. As winter hits, you can help us ramp our response to provide people displaced inside Afghanistan with winter protection, as well refugees forced to flee to neighbouring countries.  
 

Please donate now. 

 

(image © Reuters)

$280

is enough to provide cash assistance to a displaced family in Afghanistan, to help them to buy heating fuel and warm winter clothes

$150

can provide a tent insulation kit to help keep a family warm in their shelter 

$33

can provide blankets to a whole family displaced within Afghanistan

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A refugee girl standing in snow in Afghanistan, help refugees, donate to UNHCR.

Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

UNHCR staff work as closely as possible with and for people forced to flee, with 90% of our workforce based in field locations.
 

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  • 84% of donations go directly to people in need in the field.
  • 10% are used for global refugee-protecting programmes.
  • 6% are for headquarters administration.

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