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Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan




Population affected in Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

Fundraising Target


Fundraising Period

1 Jan 2021 – 31 March 2022

Today, about 80 percent of Afghans relying on rain-fed crops and cattle grazing for their incomes, livelihoods have been decimated. Around 11 million people are experiencing high levels of acute food shortages – that accounts for nearly one-third of Afghanistan’s 38 million population. Without food or income, tens of thousands of drought-affected families have left their homes, seeking food, safe water, shelter, health assistance in relief camps. Also, the internal displacement has dramatically compounded in 2021, with a further 390,000 people newly displaced by conflicts.


International Red Cross (IFRC & ICRC), and the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) is responding to a range of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan: the drought and food insecurity, primary health care, emergency health care and immunization through mobile health teams, and response to COVID-19. Amidst the recent instability, most ARCS offices and clinics remain open and functioning, so ARCS is likely to be a critical and unique service provider during the months ahead. 


Hong Kong Red Cross has supported operations in Afghanistan since 2005. Total HK$1.23 million has been contributed with over 24,430 vulnerable people benefited in different life-saving humanitarian projects.


Your immediate action is very essential. Please donate now in responding to the evolving Afghanistan humanitarian crisis, and bring hope to the affected population!