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UNHCR | Donate to help vulnerable Afghans in need this winter.

Cold, starving and poor, the people of Afghanistan are in the grip of the world’s worst crisis. 

The newest wave of conflict – the latest in 40 years – forced 700,000 people from their homes in 2021. Displaced Afghans are now facing hunger, poverty and a freezing winter, in addition to the constant threat of COVID-19.  

You can help Afghans survive this emergency. 

Many displaced families lack insulated shelters, warm clothes, and fuel for heating, and hunger has reached unprecedented levels. UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch says that “nearly 23 million people—that is 55 percent of the population—are facing extreme levels of hunger, and nearly nine million of them are at risk of famine.”  

Thanks to the support of generous people like you, over 1 million people in Afghanistan in 2021 were provided with emergency support such as blankets, cash grants and tents. As the harsh weather continues, UNHCR is still delivering essential items like solar panels and winter insulation for tents to help vulnerable displaced people survive the most difficult months of the year. 

But more support is urgently needed. 

Temperatures are dropping close to zero during the daytime and far below zero at night. People sleeping outside or in inadequate shelters are at risk of hypothermia. 

Your donation can provide people displaced inside Afghanistan with life-saving winter aid, as well as other emergency support throughout the year for refugees forced to flee to neighbouring countries. Give today to protect these families who so desperately need your help.  

Please donate now. 

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Afghan refugee father and child are facing harsh winter, help refugees, donate to UNHCR.

Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Monthly gifts help us save more families forced to flee. By making a regular donation to UNHCR, you will provide refugees and displaced people with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future. 

US$ 1000

could provide a household solar panel for displaced Afghan families who are living in transitional accommodations

US$ 300

could provide a tent insulation kit to two displaced families in Afghanistan, thus help prevent heat loss and help survival through periods of cold

US$ 99

could provide blankets to three families affected by the displacement crisis in Afghanistan