Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (last 30 days)
- DFID: More than five million Afghans will receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
- UN News: About 600,000 Afghan children face death from malnutrition without emergency funds. 24 May 2019
- IOM: A third of Afghans have migrated or been displaced since 2012: IOM. 21 May 2019
Most read reports
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Snapshot of Population Movements (Jan to May 2019)(As of 17 June 2019). 18 Jun 2019
- DFID: Over five million Afghans to receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- UN GA: The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security - Report of the Secretary General (A/73/902–S/2019/493). 18 Jun 2019
- USAID: Catalyzing Afghan Agricultural Innovation, May 2018 - May 2023. 17 Jun 2019
- ACLED: ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (18 June 2019). 18 Jun 2019
Many children in Afghan schools lack essential items, including desks and chairs. In the rural parts of the country, schools are particularly few in number and lack adequate supplies.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Citizens of Afghanistan are cautiously optimistic that a proposed draft constitution being debated will secure a measure of stability and hope in a country that has had precious little of either, says a Church World Service (CWS) humanitarian aid worker just returned from a one-week monitoring visit to Afghanistan.
Appeal # 6954 for $ 4,262,500
Total Program Cost: $ 4,262,500
Total Pledges Received: $ 2,200,000
Total Funding Requested: $ 2,062,500
CWS has received a $1,238,270 grant from the U.S. State Department for the CWS Women's Livelihood Project, based in Kabul. The CWS program is providing 1,874 women in the Afghan capital with the materials to make quilts, enabling them to earn a small income.
CWS's rehabilitation program in Afghanistan is also providing 1,500 families in the Shomali Valley with home rebuilding materials, and some 50,000 children in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan with school desks, chairs, and "Gift of the Heart" School Kits.
By Donna Derr
An eerie quiet pervades the Shomali Valley, an area north of the capital, Kabul. Eerie because not long ago this region was far from silent; it was the front line in the battle between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance, the force that helped drive the Taliban from power in late 2001.
By Chris Herlinger and Rick Augsburger
Wahida Sadat's sole income comes from a CWS-supported quilt-making project administered by a local Afghan relief organization.