Over the last year, the people of Afghanistan have continued to grapple with multifaceted challenges that hinder their daily lives and aspirations, with widespread poverty, unemployment, and fragile infrastructure impeding socio-economic development and leaving many struggling to meet their fundamental needs. This past year has also been marred by troubling rollbacks on women and girl’s basic freedoms, a series of devastating earthquakes in the east of the country, flash flooding, and over a million refugees being forcibly returned from Pakistan.

Despite these formidable challenges, the resilience and determination of the Afghan people endures, as they continue to strive for a future free from conflict, poverty, and uncertainty. 40 years on, Afghanaid’s work and hardworking staff remain crucial in supporting Afghanistan on its path towards stability, fostering development, inclusion and lasting peace.

Charles Davy

NOTE from the managing director
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Currently, nearly 24 million Afghans find themselves in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, with 15 million unable to eat enough food to sustain their daily needs.


Updates from a challenging year

Over the course of the year, over 70% of the population were in humanitarian need.



Our impact in 2023

What we do and who we do it for.