Humanitarian Response

The problem

Natural, and man-made, disasters in Afghanistan have historically caused displacement of local populations, severe delays in the provision of humanitarian assistance to those in need and the disruption of essential services. Natural disasters also exacerbate the vulnerability of communities who have been affected by long-term food insecurity and protracted conflict.

What we do

Save the Children aims to address some of these issues by improving the resiliency of local communities in particularly disaster prone provinces, and districts across the north of Afghanistan. The project will target 120 communities across three provinces of Afghanistan – Balkh, Jawzjan and Saripul - with various community-based disaster risk reduction interventions.

Our Impact

The capacity of communities, local civil-society organizations, and key government authorities at the district and provincial levels will be increased to reduce disaster risks through mitigation, preparedness, early warning, resilience and advocacy; and to respond rapidly and effectively to emergencies, thus preventing the loss of life. Our program is going to impact on a total of 23,840 direct beneficiaries, of which 20,640 will be children, and benefit approximately 155,400 indirect beneficiaries in 12 districts of 3 provinces in the North of Afghanistan.