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.
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
Source: | DRC Foresight
Mapping of services for migrants and refugees on the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes
20 Nov 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: