The Coca‑Cola Foundation Supports UNHCR’s Efforts for Displaced Afghans


The Coca‑Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca‑Cola Company, is supporting UNHCR efforts in delivering humanitarian aid for displaced people impacted by the recent conflict in Afghanistan.

A USD 300,000 grant to USA for UNHCR has helped support efforts by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to assist over 500 families (with an average of 7 members per family) with immediate humanitarian relief, including core relief kits and shelter items to protect Afghan families during the harsh winter season.

“This is a multi-faceted crisis disproportionately affecting women and girls,” said Saadia Madsbjerg, president, The Coca‑Cola Foundation. “We hope this grant will be meaningful in providing displaced Afghan families with critical support.” 

UNHCR’s Representative in Pakistan, Noriko Yoshida, welcomed the timely support from The Coca‑Cola Foundation. “Having assistance reach displaced people in Afghanistan is saving lives. Many are without shelter, struggling to feed families, unable to cope, and need support urgently”, she added.

Afghanistan is facing a growing economic, humanitarian and food-security crisis endangering millions of Afghans. Almost 80 percent of the Afghans newly displaced by conflict this year have been women and children.