Afghanistan Emergency Appeal

One year since the Taliban takeover on 15 August 2021 and the women and girls of Afghanistan need your support now more than ever.

Since August 2021, Afghan women and girls have been progressively denied their fundamental rights to education, work, public space, freedom of movement, and overall, equal participation to the social, economic, and political development of their country. 

There is almost universal poverty in the country.  More than half of the population needs some form of humanitarian assistance, and an entire generation is threatened by food insecurity and malnutrition.

The growing humanitarian crisis, coupled with successive natural disasters has had severe and disproportionate impacts on the women and girls in Afghanistan. 

Thousands of live have been lost and homes destroyed following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit on 21 June and deadly flash flooding shortly after. 

Two thirds of Afghan women and girls are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and 100% of women-led households do not have enough food to eat. 

UN Women has been present in Afghanistan for over 10 years and will remain operational and engaged with our partners to provide thousands of Afghan women and girls with cash assistance, healthcare information and services, second-chance education and empowerment services. 

$150 can help one women-led household address her and her family’s basic needs, including food, healthcare, and home materials for one month 

$250 can help a woman survivor of violence to access emergency housing, legal assistance, medical assistance, counselling, financial assistance

Help us help Afghan women and girls. Please donate TODAY.

Donations over $5 are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible in Australia.

*Monthly gifts help us protect more women and girls. By making a monthly donation to UN Women, you will provide women and girls with ongoing relief and protection and help them regain hope for a better future.
**If more funds are raised than needed for this emergency, they will be redirected to other emergencies or pressing needs.
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