Coronavirus, COVID-19 Response, Afghanistan mobile health teams

Responding to COVID-19

Around the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking lives, devastating families and disrupting life in previously unimaginable ways. 

We are responding in every country we work in to limit the spread of the virus and reduce its impact on vulnerable children and their families. 

Afghanistan, is one of the 17 priority countries where we are increasing our efforts to protect especially vulneralble populations.

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Passing through thorns on the path of hopes and dreams

Yesterday, Amana, learned that her father had arranged for her to marry one of his relatives. Thinking of this, her smile quickly fades. She is 13 years old.

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Seeing the world beyond the veil

For Fatima, life used to be mostly confined to the four walls of her house. She had been locked away in a conservative culture that affords women few rights.

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Warm like a mother’s embrace

He finds a white glass container with a small amount of fruit juice inside, maybe three or four drops; he peers into the container, concentrating, and then puts it to his mouth.

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World Vision has been working in Afghanistan since 2001, when our operations began in response to an emergency. Within a few years, the organisation moved toward rehabilitation and then on to long-term development programming. Since 2011, we have focused our operations in Herat, Ghor and Badghis provinces in the western region of the country.

As World Vision, we strive to ensure all children: experience good health; are educated for life; are cared for, protected and participating, and experience the love of God and their neighbours. We are proud to say that we have an excellent reputation among Afghan communities and feel privileged to be widely accepted in the provinces in which we work. We see everything we do as a partnership between us, communities and our donors.

36.3 million

Population, total


Capital City

18.9 billion

GDP (current US$)
Children in Afghanistan look in a well

As Water Levels Drop, Early Marriage is on the Rise

Badro and her family of five moved from Badghis to Herat Province six months ago when sparse rainfall led to the failure of winter harvest, widespread loss of livestock due to fodder scarcity and the drying of drinking water wells. Early marriage is quickly becoming a routine coping mechanism for mitigating drought-related difficulties. Families marry off their girls for revenue in the form of bride price.

Mobile Health and Nutrition Team

World Vision Afghanistan’s Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams help people to survive from COVID-19

Current Projects

In addition to not having proper food and clean water due to the drought in the Northern districts of Herat,

thousands of families are having trouble maintaining good hygiene practices.

Hunting Drought in Rural Afghanistan

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Hope for Afghan Girls

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The Smell of Homemade Bread

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It takes us all

to end child marriage of Afghan girls