UNHCR | Emergency Afghanistan
The people of Afghanistan are in the grip of one of the world’s worst crises.
The newest wave of conflict-the latest in 40 years-forced over 700,000 people from their homes in 2021. Ongoing drought, economic crisis and natural disasters like earthquakes are shattering already devastated communities while fighting and bombings still wrack parts of the country.
You can help Afghans survive this emergency.
Many displaced families lack sturdy shelters, basic items such as sleeping mats and blankets, and are in need of cash assistance to buy food and medicine. UNHCR spokesperson Peter Kessler says that “nearly 20 million people—half the country’s population—are still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity.”
Your support is urgently needed.
Your donation can provide people displaced inside Afghanistan with life-saving aid, as well as other emergency support throughout the year for refugees forced to flee to neighbouring countries.
How would you like to donate?
If you are resident in Switzerland, your donation is tax deductible. Direct federal tax: 20% of net income, provided that the amount of the donation is at least 100 francs. Municipal taxes: depending on the canton, up to 20% of net income for individuals and 20% for companies. For further information, please contact the tax authorities in your canton.
However, in the very rare case that this emergency response becomes fully funded, your support will be used to provide vital assistance to people forced to flee around the world.
We will happily explore with you the ways in which you can maximize your impact on the fate of people forced to flee in the way that fits you best. Please email us at [email protected] or call +41 22 552 78 08.