World Vision Hong Kong in Afghanistan (2018)Tags：
Afghanistan, plagued by years of conflict, is one of the most unstable countries in the world. Due to conflict, displacement and civilian casualties have been on the rise in recent years, while economic development has largely stalled. To make things worse, remote parts of the country have also been afflicted with drought, which further disrupts the livelihoods of some of the poorest people in the world.
World Vision started its emergency relief operations in Afghanistan in 2001 to respond to the needs arising from natural disasters and decades of conflict. Currently, World Vision is present in 2 provinces in the western region of the country, targeting the most vulnerable people such as children, internally displaced persons and the most impoverished families.
In 2018, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$4.53 million to support 4 projects in Afghanistan, benefiting about 29,000 people.