Go to main content
Professional
Donate
Asia

Afghanistan

DRC began working in Afghanistan in the 1990s with Humanitarian Mine Action and expanded its scope and reach of programming in 2011 to provide multi-sector and holistic packages of assistance. Activities are currently implemented in four regions of the country. These focus on the most vulnerable populations and their needs, including people who are at risk of being affected by conflict, natural hazards and disastera, as well as internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities, and returnees.

Ghazni, 2023

07 May 2024

Afghans increasingly forced to return from Iran, an overlooked population in dire need of protection

14 Dec 2023

Homebound: The horrendous journey of close to half a million Afghans forced to return from Pakistan, through their voices

14 Dec 2023

Almost 500,000 returning Afghans in desperate need of food, shelter and employment to survive winter

02 Nov 2023

Afghans returning from Pakistan after expulsion order have nowhere to go, warn aid agencies

16 Oct 2023

Press release: Three large earthquakes in Afghanistan in one week have left people traumatized

08 Oct 2023

Press release: DRC Danish Refugee Council responds to earthquake in Afghanistan

Displacement trends

Source: | DRC Foresight

Core sectors Afghanistan

Protection
Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management
DocumentsAll Documents

Integrated Emergency Response to Natural Disasters: Takana Village Case Study

27 Feb 2024

Promoting the Well-being and Inclusion of Hard-to-reach Populations

10 Dec 2023

Mapping of services for migrants and refugees on the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes

20 Nov 2023

Conference Report: Diaspora Protection Information for Afghans at Risk

20 Nov 2023

Lessons Paper: Afghan Safe Migration Project

20 Nov 2023

Supporting Communities’ Recovery

18 Oct 2023

Why we are there

The overall goal of DRC Afghanistan’s multi-sector response is to promote favorable conditions for shock- and displacement-affected communities to seek safety, claim their basic rights, and pursue self-reliance.

Due to the uncertainty of the current context, DRC maintains the capacity to respond to sudden and large-scale emergencies such as floods and earthquakes, while also promoting the transition to recovery programming.

What we do

DRC responds to what remains a protracted humanitarian crisis through a multi-pronged approach. This means that DRC aims at addressing the critical needs of extremely vulnerable and shock-affected populations while also providing medium- to longer-term solutions that focus on root causes of the crisis. To do so, DRC in Afghanistan works across all five core sectors:

Working in collaboration with

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Ole Kirk’s Fond
Ole Kirk’s Fond
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Development Programme
Hoffmanns & Husmans Fond
Hoffmanns & Husmans Fond
Augustinus Fonden
Augustinus Fonden
United States Agency for International Development
United States Agency for International Development
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands
Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office
Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office
>
Bangladesh