UNICEF urges the de facto authorities to honour their commitment to girls’ education without any further delays. Because all children deserve to be in school.
Stories like this fall in and out of the news cycle, but the girls and young women of Afghanistan must not be forgotten.
After visiting schools across the country, UNICEF found that while most children are back in primary education, absenteeism is higher amongst girls than boys.
Our teams continue to reach children with community-based education to prevent further children from missing out on learning. We provided textbooks to more than 700 schools and provided emergency cash support to 194 public school teachers nationwide.
UNICEF has been in Afghanistan for 65 years and have a presence in every region of the country. When the headlines fade, when others leave, we stay and deliver for children.
From sending emergency supplies to children caught in conflict, to long-term development programs, we are always there for children. Learn more about our work in emergencies.