Islamic Relief has been working in Afghanistan for more than 18 years, providing emergency relief and implementing life-changing development projects for some of the most vulnerable people in the country. Islamic Relief set up its Afghanistan field office in 1999.
We have worked in 35 districts across the country, and in sectors as diverse as sustainable livelihoods, education, health, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene, and emergency response.
Early projects combined emergency relief with development, and included drought relief and food aid. We worked in partnership with the UN World Food Programme on 26 projects, including health and nutrition for pregnant and lactating mothers, food distribution, and vegetable oil and biscuit distribution to girls’ schools in the south (Kandahar, Helmand, Urzgan, Zabul and Nimroz provinces).
Islamic Relief is currently working with UNOCHA to deliver blankets and winter clothes to families during the harsh Afghanistan winter conditions and also to support families with basic primary healthcare through mobile health teams.
With support from our generous supporters from around the world, Islamic Relief is also able to deliver education projects, water infrastructure projects, and projects which support economic empowerment.
Since the political changes that began in August 2021, Afghanistan is now facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises with huge numbers of the population not knowing where their next meal will come from.
Islamic Relief has raised over £1 Million pounds to support families with live-saving food packages and other basic items. We are on the ground and delivering aid in five provinces: Kabul, Nangarhar, Herat, Bamyan and Balkh to the most vulnerable populations such as women, girls, people with disabilities and the elderly.