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CRS in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, Catholic Relief Services reaches children on the edge. CRS aids farmers on the brink of losing it all. CRS is there when an emergency strikes. But this work cannot be done without you.

When you donate to CRS, you do it all.  You help families put their lives back together after disaster. You give babies the best start possible in their first 1,000 days of life. You grow crops and futures.



In Afghanistan, CRS’ work focuses on three primary areas: agriculture, education and disaster response.

In the mountainous region of Afghanistan’s Central Highlands, CRS is building walls and breaking down barriers.  By supporting CRS, you are helping farmers make their land more productive and less vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change.

In a remote village in Afghanistan’s Ghor Province, CRS started a classroom for second-graders. Most of the villagers are illiterate, but they know education is the key to their future.

Last year, CRS reached out to affected areas in northern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake. Quick assessment and response are possible for emergencies around the globe at any time thanks to your support and dedication to the world’s most vulnerable. With your help, CRS also prepares communities for emergencies before they happen.

Resilience. Impact. Dedication. You. CRS’ work in Afghanistan is just one example where your presence makes a world of difference.


People served: 239,895

Population: 32,564,342 (July 2015 est.)

Size: 249,935 sq mi; slightly smaller than Texas

CRS' History in Afghanistan

Catholic Relief Services began supporting development efforts in Afghanistan in 1998 as a member of the Caritas Network, and initiated direct operations in Afghanistan in early 2002. CRS currently works in Herat, Ghor, Bamiyan, Daykundi and Kabul Provinces.