Drought. Economic collapse. Mass hunger. The denial of basic rights. Extreme unpredictability
This is Afghanistan in 2023.
But that's not all it is. There is hope & possibility too!
Despite the extreme difficulties of working in Afghanistan, we have continued to help children survive, whilst advocating for their right to recover and build a future.
Some of our Childhood Rescue programs were forced to stop in 2021. But your gifts adapted and found ways to help children, actually, 384,046 children in the past six months alone.
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37,302 children receiving nutrition support is a big deal!
Without this support these children were potentially facing death or the very real effects of untreated malnutrition, which drastically affects a child's physical and mental development.
Hand in hand with nutrition is WASH - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
89,877 people have benefitted from WASH in the last six months.
WASH is all the things many of us take for granted.
Clean running water, soap, access to sanitary products, education on hygiene, toilets etc.
Beyond the individual impact, WASH helps communities fight against water borne diseases and presents amazing opportunities for innovation and engineering.
In the last six months your gifts have assisted...
247,907 families access health services
298,650 adults received livelihoods recovery and support programs
142,470 families supported with food security distribution programs and cash vouchers
Let's just take a moment to break down any confusion on what a cash voucher is.
Are we making it rain cash in Afghanistan? Ah, no definitely not.
A cash voucher is fast becoming a humanitarian standard, especially in remote places.
A cash voucher is similar to a gift card.
- Can only be spent at approved stores
- Registered to one person or family
- Eliminates fraud or theft opportunities
Cash vouchers are more than fraud preventers, even better, they promote dignity and agency through giving people choice.
It may not seem like much but let's think about it for a moment.
When your world has been turned upside down and you rely on support for everything, the ability to go to a local store and choose your own items for your family makes a big emotional and psychological difference.
When you see cash voucher rest assured, your gifts are helping in more ways than one. And they're digital & moving with the times :)
We believe in every child's right to build a future.
We're over-joyed that education and child protection programs have found safe ways to begin again.
The amount of children impacted from these programs in last six months is very encouraging :)
83,664 children participated in education programs
11,128 children supported through child protection programs
Photographer - Azizullah Hayat
Your gift has helped 384,046 Afghan children in the last six months.
In the words of Nelson Mandela...
> > It always seems impossible until it's done.
In some of the world's most remote and complex places, your gift is helping get the impossible done.
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