Crisis region Afghanistan
According to the UNHCR, there are currently 2.6 million internally displaced persons in Afghanistan and they are dependent on humanitarian aid. They are displaced or have fled conflict or drought in their own country, and often have no choice but to fight for survival in thousands of refugee camps.
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan remains complex despite the encouraging efforts in the peace negotiations and the political will in Afghanistan. The country remains one of the most insecure countries in the world. Moreover, Afghanistan remains the largest and most protracted refugee situation in the South Central Asian region.
Overcoming cold and satisfying hunger
To give people a perspective and a chance to survive, we organize our annual humanitarian relief operation and provide refugee families with food and essential material packages. Our packages contain essential goods such as blankets and buckets. We also provide the families with basic ingredients such as flour, oil, sugar and tea. Basics that help them not to suffer hunger.
Where do the donations go?
Camp Ghaibi Baba has been checked by the Afghan Women’s Association for its neediness, size and security conditions. It is in the 8th district of Kabul, about 10 km southwest of the city center and has been in existence since 2009. 300 families currently live in the refugee camp. They have been displaced from other troubled Afghan provinces where the security situation is difficult and attacks are frequent (including Nangahar, Wardak and Kapisa).
This year we would also like to support the Shayda-ee refugee camp in Herat with the help of our member Winuss Azizi. There are currently 250 families of six to eight people living there.
The living conditions of these internally displaced people are appallingly poor, and they currently live in tents or loam buildings. Most of the people who work are day laborers, but for most of them the money is barely enough to survive. Peoples main needs here are clean drinking water, food and medical care.
What do the packages include?
A food package costs 60 Euro and includes approximately:
- 50 kg flour
- 7 kg sugar
- 7 kg rice
- 7 kg beans
- 10 l cooking oil
- 1 kg tea
- 1 blanket
- 1 bucket
One food package is therefore sufficient to provide a family of six to eight with essential food for survival over the winter months.
As soon as the families’ needs are covered, the surplus donations will go directly into our school building project in Kabul, where the lessons for many schoolgirls are still held in tents even in winter.