World Vision is extremely concerned for children in Afghanistan. Young and adolescent girls and boys experience conflict and instability, displacement and multidimensional poverty distinctly and disproportionately. The current situation has impacted children greatly, compounding the child protection risks associated with the ongoing drought, internal displacement, COVID-19, and food and water insecurity.
World Vision is working alongside our partners to ensure children are protected and spared the consequences of conflict and instability.
Ongoing conflict and instability have caused disruptions to World Vision Afghanistan's operations and delays in project implementation. Drought, displacement, conflict, and COVID-19 have made access to some communities increasingly challenging.
World Vision Afghanistan is continuously monitoring the situation and engaging remotely with affected populations where possible. We’re also working alongside our partners to ensure we do everything we can to keep children and their families safe.
The current COVID-19 situation in Afghanistan is being hampered and worsened by ongoing conflict. Many hospitals and health clinics have been damaged in the fighting and or been forced to shut down due to insecurity. The Delta variant of COVID-19 is fuelling the country's third wave of COVID-19 cases.