About Afghanistan & the Foundation
Over three decades of war have made Afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world and has brought on the world's largest refugee crisis in the last century. More than 8 million people have fled the country while 5 million have returned home since the overthrow of the Taliban. One of the most critical needs returnees face is shelter from the harsh winters and brutal summers.
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. The Foundation works with the United Nations refugee organization (UNHCR) to build shelters for refugee families. It also provides economic opportunities, education, and healthcare for women and children of Afghanistan.