Gabriela Hearst Initiative to Help Save the Children's Afghanistan Crisis Children's Relief Fund

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Dec. 1, 2021)— From December 1st to December 25th, 100 percent of net proceeds across all ready- to-wear, handbags, and accessories in Gabriela Hearst flagship stores (985 Madison Avenue, New York and 59 Brook Street, London) and will be donated to Save the Children’s Afghanistan Crisis Children’s Relief fund. All Gabriela Hearst handbags, which are usually only available via a wait list, will be click-to-buy on

"The children of Afghanistan are in our thoughts and actions this holiday season. Just because we are far doesn't mean the pain is not close. Hopefully other generous spirits can bring more attention and healing to their life and death situation."- Gabriela Hearst

Years of conflict, natural disasters (especially droughts) and the fallout of COVID-19 have pushed Afghanistan to the brink of disaster. Tragically, millions of Afghan children are growing up in high intensity conflict zones, forcing many families to flee. Over half of the world's refugees come from three countries – Afghanistan ranks second at 2.7 million - and more than 5 million children are now just one step away from famine. The Save the Children teams on the ground in Afghanistan are focusing on providing children with food, medical care, education and shelter.

The Challenges for Children in Afghanistan:

  • 1 child in 16 dies before their 5th birthday
  • 38% of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition.
  • 42% of children are out of school, and 70% of girls (15+) struggle to read and write
  • 21% of children are engaged in child labor, instead of learning
  • 55% of people live in poverty

“The current situation for children in Afghanistan is dire, with 10 million kids needing humanitarian assistance. Families are experiencing crisis levels of hunger and healthcare collapse, and Save the Children’s mobile health and nutrition teams are delivering lifesaving support,” said Janti Soeripto, President and CEO of Save the Children. “With help from Gabriela Hearst, we will continue to be a lifeline to Afghan children, providing critical food and medical care, as well as education and shelter for kids and families who have nowhere else to turn.”

You can learn more about Save The Children’s work in Afghanistan and support directly at

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