Welcome To DACAAR
Since its establishment in 1984, DACAAR has been a permanent name in the humanitarian and development sectors in Afghanistan. As a non-political, non-governmental, non-profit organization, it works to improve the lives of the Afghan people by addressing the acute needs of the most vulnerable and supporting early recovery and sustainable development for all.
DACAAR’s emergency response interventions aim at life-saving in early stages of a crisis targeting internally displaced people, returning refugees, and communities affected by conflicts and natural disasters. Over the past years, DACAAR has endeavored to be among the first responders to people affected by shocks across Afghanistan.Learn More
Cauliflower farming improves the food security of vulnerable households in Helmand
DACAAR publishes its 2020-2021 Annual Report
DACAAR's 1000 employees receive honorary award as "People's Helper of the Year 2022"
Social Behavior Change (SBC) messages help Kandahar residents fight against life-threatening diseases
Vocational Training for youth
DACAAR supports vulnerable Afghan farmers as part of the Addressing Root Causes initiative funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Grape drying houses provide sustainable income to farmers
11.09.20: Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Rasmus Preen (S), won’t forget Afghanistan
DACAAR WASH interventions a durable solution to the water and hygiene needs of IDPs in the outskirts of Kabul City
DACAAR Country Director, John Morse: "There is Hope for Afghanistan."
Our Areas Of Intervention
We are the largest NGO provider of WASH services in Afghanistan…Read more...
Our Natural Resources Management interventions are primarily agriculture and livestock focused...Read more...
Our Small-Scale Enterprise Development interventions are aimed at promoting small and medium enterprises...Read more...
Our Women’s empowerment interventions are aimed at sustainable social and economic outcomes for Afghan women...Read more...
Message From The Director John Morse
Today, DACAAR completed 38 years of working side by side with the Afghan people and through those years we have been witness to many dramatic events and dynamic changes. But whatever those have been, we have stayed strong and concentrated on grassroots support to the important needs of the Afghan communities.
Following the events in August 2021, Afghanistan is once again in transition. The new scenarios have given us challenges to accept and problems to overcome and yet we are standing strong thanks to the treasure trove of experiences and lessons learned over several decades of operating in Afghanistan and the commitment and perseverance of our staff.
We work closely with the communities which means we gain their trust and confidence and in doing so we have carried on through these latest challenges with little disturbance in program implementation while ensuring staff safety. Credit goes to our strong national base and this once again proves that our nationalization process has worked well.Click here to Read More
Clearly, there are many things we cannot influence during this time but there are also many we can. Sometimes, it is very hard to show the change and the ripple effect that our interventions have achieved though I believe the impact we are making is foundational and the resilience our interventions have achieved has never been more important.
I would like to thank for the strong confidence that has been shown from our donors, this telling us and the Afghan people they will not be forgotten. Our donors’ willingness to carry on with and even step up their support, and reaching out to us in getting information on how best that can be done is highly commendable.
Open and honest dialogue and inclusion on finding the best path forward has never been more important and with the help from them and close coordination from our Copenhagen HQ, I am sure this will get stronger and better with time.
As always, I would like to end this in confirming how proud I am in this position as director of DACAAR, representing the strong Afghan DACAAR team standing side by side with the Afghan people.
We will continue to do that as long as they need us and continue on relying on our communities for access, inclusion, and quality intervention to make sure we achieve our goals to the best of our ability. A huge thanks to all those supporting us along the way.
John Paul Morse
DACAAR Country Director
What Our Beneficiaries Say!
"I didn’t have any jobs and spent all day in vain. With DACAAR’s help, I can now make an income and support my family."
Samiullah, vocational training beneficiary
"Now I have a skill, a job, and a good income."
Mir Alam, vocational training beneficiary
"I realize now that my hands were not clean before. Now I know that they are. I also realized how bad my teeth and mouth hygiene were before. Now I know that I need to brush them twice a day…"
Abdul Sakhi, WASH beneficiary
"After receiving the certified seedlings, training, and other required inputs, I established my dreamed orchard. It looks nice, it is irrigation efficient, is easy to take care of, and my trees no longer die."