Afghanistan forms the center of a complex migration network involving large and mixed flows of people in the region and beyond, each with a unique set of needs: people fleeing the country, refugees returning, and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
An estimated 24.4 million people in Afghanistan – more than half the population - are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The population is trapped in deep poverty and consequences of decades of armed conflict. Their dire situation and vulnerabilities are further compounded by recurring natural hazard events.
The collapse of public services, an economic vacuum due to international sanctions since August 2021 when international troops left and the Taliban took control, and further restrictions on women’s employment and mobility have launched the country into even deeper poverty.
HIRA has been working in Afghanistan since 2015 through a range of humanitarian interventions in support of conflict-affected and displaced communities. HIRA currently works in different provinces- focusing on reaching underserved and hard-to-reach populations including internally displaced people, host communities, and documented as well as undocumented returnees.