World Vision Update - Afghanistan Response
World Vision has been working in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, helping over 6 million people, and are committed to continuing to support those families in desperate need. World Vision Afghanistan has worked to protect girls and boys, provide them with an education, promoted better health and sanitation, and helped to build livelihoods. Afghanistan is filled with children who have amazing potential and World Vision’s greatest wish is to serve them and give all children fullness of life. Their courageous staff have been unrelenting in this pursuit and have constantly secured humanitarian and development access in the most difficult and dangerous areas to achieve this.
Currently more than 18 million Afghan people - at least half the country - need humanitarian assistance following recent impacts of COVID-19, a severe drought, conflict and displacement. World Vision’s priority as a child-focussed organisation is to ensure malnourished children are placed on feeding programmes immediately. In partnership with the World Food Programme, World Vision is currently distributing food in Badghis and Ghor provinces. Through mobile clinics World Vision is providing health and nutrition activities aimed at feeding malnourished children and dealing with urgent health problems. These mobile health teams service families displaced by conflict and the vulnerable communities that are hosting them. They are the first point of contact for health issues that may require immediate or further treatment.