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Read our statement on the latest developments in Afghanistan:

We have been active in Afghanistan since 2001. Abiding by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence, Cordaid is committed to standing by the people of Afghanistan and delivering life-saving support in times of crisis.


Results & Indicators

  • 120,000 people received humanitarian assistance (2020)

  • 204,000 people reached through COVID-19 awareness activities (2020)

  • 331 jobseekers, business owners and youth received skills and legal training (2020)


Health care
Afghanistan has made solid progress in the healthcare sector over the last twenty years, with tangible results. Cordaid Afghanistan supports the Ministry of Public Health in advocating for domestic resource mobilisation, an increase in the budget for health care and an improvement in service delivery.

Humanitarian assistance
Afghanistan is going through a complex and protracted humanitarian crisis. Cordaid is providing needs-based emergency relief and early recovery assistance to those affected by conflict or natural disasters, with special care for women, children, the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill. We support people by providing food, shelter, essential items, water, sanitation, cash transfers and emergency healthcare services.

Sustainable livelihoods
We support Afghanistan’s private sector by promoting a sustainable environment for businesses and by empowering job seekers to successfully enter the job market. Our projects allow educated urban youth to find jobs, develop start-ups or expand their existing businesses. We also support small and medium enterprises with a focus on internally displaced people and returnees to improve their business performance.


We are active in a significant part of the country. We deliver humanitarian aid in seven provinces (Daikundi, Ghor, Herat, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Kandahar, and Urozgan); we provide health care services in eight provinces (Balkh, Ghazni, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Nimruz, and Paktia); and we promote private sector development in three provinces (Kabul, Kandahar, and Herat).

Cordaid is decentralising its oversight and support from its main office in Kabul to regional field offices.

Cordaid Afghanistan
Email: [email protected]

Country Director
Jan Vloet

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