DVV International has been active in Afghanistan since 2002. The seizure of power by the Taliban in mid-August 2021 led to a high level of insecurity for the population as well as to a rapid economic collapse. Most of the people now live in poverty and millions are threatened by hunger. Educational institutions have reopened, but concerns about future developments remain. So far, DVV International has been able to continue its cooperation with Afghanistan. Further cooperation will depend to a large extent on the political decision-makers in Afghanistan.