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Afghanistan crisis

How the IRC helps in Afghanistan

The IRC has been working in Afghanistan since 1988, providing aid to Afghans impacted by conflict and disaster. We work with thousands of villages across nine provinces and provide education, protection, water and sanitation, and economic recovery programmes.

  • Baby Habib* is screened for malnutrition at a health clinic supported by the IRC in Afghanistan. Over 90% of the country’s clinics are expected to shut down as a result of the economic impact of sanctions. (*Names have been changed.) Photo: Kellie Ryan/IRC

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  • Noor* takes her daughter to the local market to purchase food for her family using emergency cash from the IRC. Food prices have skyrocketed as the economy collapses, and families cannot afford what they need to survive. Photo: Kellie Ryan/IRC

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  • The IRC provides safe learning spaces and community-based education. Women and girls in Afghanistan are now at higher risk of gender-based violence, child marriage, and exploitation and abuse as resources become scarce and needs go unmet. Photo: Stefanie Glinski/IRC Learn more about our work in Afghanistan.

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