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Afghanistan

Responding to the economic and climate crisis in the remote and underserved areas of Afghanistan
28.8 million people in need
690,000 internally displaced people
19.9 people facing emergency or crisis levels of food insecurity
146.500 people helped

Context

When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August 2021, the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the country deteriorated even further.

In 2022, the Afghan population were suffering from the combined effects of international sanctions, a dysfunctional national banking system, and the consequences of 20 years of conflict, as well as several years of drought and natural disasters.

As a result of international funding cuts, inflation and difficulties in obtaining cash, the population’s usual coping mechanisms were no longer sufficient, and the country was on the brink of an even more severe humanitarian crisis.

According to United Nations estimates, 20 million people — over half the population — were faced with food insecurity in 2023. In 2022, 79% of households did not have enough water for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing.

  • 43 inhabitants
  • 180th out of 191 countries on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 1980, 2021
  • Team 9 international staff
    139 national staff
  • Budget 5M€

During 2022, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL provided support for over 30.000 people in the most remote areas of Afghanistan, who had not received any assistance for decades. Our teams provided short-term assistance in response to natural disasters affecting the country, and long-term support to improve the resilience of rural populations. In 2023, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is planning to increase its reach by supporting approximately 146.500 individuals.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also worked with communities to increase access to drinking water and expand their agricultural capacity. In addition, our organization launched operations in Nimroz and Farah provinces during 2022; these provinces are some of the most remote in the country, with very little access to aid.

Partners

MEDAIR, Mercy Corps

Our impact

water sanitation

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Rehabilitation and protection of water points
  • Development of water networks
  • Construction and rehabilitation of family latrines
  • Hygiene promotion and distribution of hygiene kits
food security

Food Security and Livelihoods

  • Provision of temporary employment to repair community infrastructure
  • Construction of irrigation channels

Response to emergencies

  • Distribution of hygiene kits following the earthquake in Khost
  • Distribution of cash assistance following the floods and population displacements in Wardak and Bamyan
  • Distribution of winter relief for the most vulnerable populations

Should you have any questions, please contact Raphaëlle Goepfert.

Raphaëlle Goepfert

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