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FAQs

Like you, we care deeply about the needs and rights of Afghan children. We’re extremely concerned about their situation. The stories we’re hearing from our local staff are heart-breaking.

The decision to ban women from working for NGOs is just the latest in a rollback of women’s rights. On March 23, 2022, Afghanistan’s de facto authorities banned girls from attending school beyond Grade 6. That means girls can no longer get a high-school education. On December 20, 2022, female students were banned from attending universities in Afghanistan.

But it’s not just women and girls who are suffering. Right now, more than half the population – including 14 million children – need urgent humanitarian aid and protection. It’s estimated 97% of Afghans face living in poverty this year. More than 1.1 million children under age 5 are acutely malnourished and at risk of starvation.

We’ve restarted the food assistance, health, and nutrition programmes that you make possible to help children in need. It’s because we’ve received assurances from authorities that the ban does not apply to women working in these areas.

We are hopeful that the de facto authorities will fully lift the ban, which will allow us to restart the rest of our vital, life-saving work in the country.
 
Yes! Your kindness will reach desperate children and families in need. Our food assistance, health, and nutrition programmes are up and running again because we received assurances from authorities that women will be safe and can work without obstruction.

The needs are more urgent than ever, and we will rush to make up for lost time. Your love today will help make sure we can reach the children who need it most receive as soon as the ban is lifted. Thank you for your amazing compassion and care for the children of Afghanistan.
 
Thank you for helping change everything with clean water! The money you raised last year is already making a huge difference for kids in the world’s toughest places.

Last year you helped provide emergency water to 46,336 people in Syrian refugee camps, building upon the emergency water already provided to 66,750 people the year before! Thanks to you, children and their families now have safe water to drink.

You also helped provide thousands of students with hand-washing stations at school! Because of you, communities can protect themselves from diseases.

You may also remember Madalitso from last year’s World Vision 40 Hour Challenge video. Thanks to your hard mahi, Madalitso and 67 other families in her village now have clean, safe water close to home.

“I am so happy World Vision came to help us. Dirty water made our lives miserable. Now, my life is so good, I rarely get sick like before because we have clean water from the well. And that means I’m doing much better at school,” says Madalitso.
Variations on FMNR have been practised for over 1000 years in communities around the world. However, the technique was formally developed in Niger by Australia’s Tony Rinaudo, who works as World Vision’s Natural Resources Management Specialist, over 35 years ago.

It is a simple technique that taps into existing root networks to help regrow trees. It is more cost effective and successful than planting seedlings.

In Timor-Leste, more than 90 percent of original forests have been lost so this technique is a total game changer.

Revived forests can help provide cleaner air, prevent landslides and protect life-changing water sources during droughts. They also promote biodiversity, better soil for crops, more shade, and drawing down harmful carbon dioxide emissions. This supports the well-being of whole communities, generating income opportunities, stable food and water sources, and opportunities for strengthening social cohesion.