Concern has worked in Afghanistan since 1998, when we launched an emergency response to a major earthquake.
Today, Afghanistan continues to face one of the most complex humanitarian crises in the world. Prolonged poverty, recurring environmental disasters, and insecurity pose significant challenges with lasting political, economic and social implications. Our work with local communities balances emergency response with long-term development programming.
*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. Find out more about our COVID-19 response.
These challenges are compounded by the limited capacity of communities, government and humanitarian actors to withstand the impact of repeated natural disasters including floods, landslides, earthquakes, and drought.
Afghanistan’s institutions and communities are faced with an ever-changing and challenging context influenced by both conflict and disaster, on top of their work to implement environmental policies, adapt to climatic shocks, and effectively respond when disasters occur. Our work helps to fill these gaps while building sustainable solutions and systems, particularly in remote villages that can continue in our absence.