Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Why are we in Afghanistan? Concern has worked in Afghanistan since responding to a major earthquake in 1998. Today, the country faces one of the most acute complex humanitarian crises in the world. Environmental crises combined with a precarious security situation pose significant challenges to the Afghan people. We are responding with emergency, resilience and long-term development programming.

Nearly two million people are affected by conflict every year

Despite many development advances over the last thirty years, Afghanistan remains an extremely volatile and fragile country following almost four decades of instability. 

These challenges are compounded by the inability of communities, government and humanitarian actors to adapt quickly enough to changing climate conditions such as increasingly severe floods, snow and droughts. As one of the world’s least developed countries, Afghanistan lacks the institutional capacity to implement environmental policies, prepare for natural disasters and provide the necessary humanitarian response when disasters do occur.

Latest achievements

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Emergency response

In September 2018, the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority gave Concern a Certificate of Appreciation in acknowledgment of our effective responses to emergencies.

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Education

A men's workshop in Chaab district, Afghanistan. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
A men's workshop in Chaab district, Afghanistan. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Chaab district, Takhar province, Afghanistan. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Chaab district, Takhar province, Afghanistan. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Concern staff member Rosaleen Martin and Community Development Facilitator Taza Gul with a women’s self-help group in Chaab district, Afghanistan. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Concern staff with a women’s self-help group. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Concern Community Development Facilitator Taza Gul, Chaab district, province of Takhar, Afghanistan. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Concern Community Development Facilitator Taza Gul. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Natural Resource Management Council leaders and children in Chermay Korshed village, Chaab district, province of Takhar, Afghanistan. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.
Concern-supported Council leaders in Chaab district. Photo: Rosaleen Martin / Concern Worldwide.

How we're helping Afghanistan

We respond rapidly to emergencies, but we also build resilience and tackle gender inequalities so that communities are more prepared to withstand the shocks caused by climate and on-going conflict.

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