Afghanistan has been in a situation of chronic instability and conflict for decades. The number of Afghans who have known their country at peace is far exceeded by those who have known it only at war.
It is estimated that only 60% of school-aged children are enrolled in school. Children are forced to support their families by working long hours and are often subject to exploitation and abuse. Conflict as well as the effects of drought have caused widespread displacement and an estimated 400 people are still being displaced every day.
Children in Crisis has been in Afghanistan since 1997, working to ensure that children are both educated and protected. We currently work in five provinces across the Central Region of Afghanistan.