CRS in Afghanistan
Catholic Relief Services' humanitarian work in Afghanistan 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.
CRS’ humanitarian work in Afghanistan 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.
CRS provided humanitarian aid 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’ humanitarian work in Afghanistan is just one example where your presence makes a world of difference.
Country News and Stories
June 3, 2019
Education Options for Girls in Remote Afghanistan
CRS opens a school that allows girls to avoid early marriage and get an education.
May 29, 2019
Surviving Drought in Afghanistan—With Potatoes
CRS shows farmers use long-term storage that helps them adapt to severe weather and poor harvests.
May 29, 2019
Education Comes to Remote Afghanistan Villages
CRS is making school more accessible in rural Afghanistan, helping girls who would otherwise stay home and miss out on an education.
May 29, 2019
Remote Afghan Village Embraces New School
CRS-supported schools make education possible, especially for girls, in regions where a long walk to school is arduous and fraught with dangers.
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.