Still Here: Afghanaid at 40

Film & Campaign Description

In 1983, Afghanaid was founded and despite four decades of conflict and insecurity, we have never left. As we mark 40 years of Afghanaid’s continuous work, we have produced a short film - narrated by globally acclaimed Poet, Advocate and Producer Hussain Manawer - to reflect on the transformative, sustainable impact of our wide-ranging work, as well as the unique resilience of ordinary men, women and children across Afghanistan.

Join us in finding hope beyond the headlines - hear from Abdul Latif, Hanifa "Boss Mum" Mohammadi and Haji Hamidullah Rahmani on how they've been able to take the lead in creating more inclusive, secure and prosperous communities despite the many challenges they face.


Afghanaid was formed as an organisation in Peshawar, Pakistan to provide support for Afghan refugees fleeing conflict, and over its 40 year history has since worked in 31 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. As Afghanistan continues to grapple with the consequences of four decades of conflict and insecurity, alongside increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather and natural disasters, Afghanaid continues to deliver livelihood support, strengthen the rights of women, protect communities against climate change and deliver basic needs in some of the most hard to reach places in the country. 

Working with a community-led approach and 97% Afghan team, the organisation works every day to ensure ordinary Afghans continue to be active participants in shaping a brighter, more inclusive and prosperous Afghanistan.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: