Strategies and Goals
Welthungerhilfe strengthens the capacities of rural and urban communities for a self-determined improvement of their food and nutrition security.
Afghanistan has suffered from protracted conflict for over 35 years and many parts of the country continue to be marked by instability. There is also a high incidence of natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and landslides and the United Nations estimates that around 290,000 people were affected by natural disasters in 2017, while around 400,000 were displaced within the country due to conflict. Food and nutrition insecurity continues to be widespread and over 70 percent of children in some regions of the country are suffering from undernutrition (stunting) and the country is ranked in the ‘serious’ category of the 2017 Global Hunger Index.
Facts and Figures
Welthungerhilfe first began working in Afghanistan in 1980 to provide Afghan refugees with emergency aid.
From 1992 Welthungerhilfe began to increase its work in the country and since then it has implemented over 130 projects with a budget of more than 98 million EUR.
Welthungerhilfe is currently working in the provinces of Samangan, Jawzjan, Kabul and Nangarhar. The country office is located in Kabul, where a total of 45 staff members are working.
Sectors of Intervention
Welthungerhilfe has nine active projects in the country that focus on humanitarian assistance to support the needs of internally displaced people and those affected by natural disasters as well as agriculture and civil society and empowerment projects that work to build the capacity and resilience of communities.