Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries of the word; a majority of the population is malnourished and suffers from hunger. Especially widows and their children are strongly affected as they are excluded by society. To help these disadvantaged persons, we started the Ramadan Campaign in 2019.
Ramadan Campaign 2019 – Care packages for Kabul and Herat
Our chairwoman Hila and our member Arthur had been to the camp Pul-e-Sheena in March, to get an idea of the living conditions there. In this camp, internally displaced persons from all parts of the country as well as those having returned from Pakistan, live in houses of clay, covered with tarpaulins. Our member Winuss Azizi was faced with a similar unacceptable situation in the camp Ansar in Herat, where the families find shelter in old tents of UNICEF. Both camps lack basic food supply to secure the survival of the inhabitants.
Our Solution Approach
As every year, in 2019 we have again been actively supported. This year we provided 255 refugee families with the beginning of Ramadan in the camp Ansar in Herat and 520 refugee families in the camp Pul-e-Sheena in Kabul with staple, e.g. oil, flour, sugar, tea, beans, rice and a bucket for 50 l (13 gl) of water.
We rely on direct action – in this case it is our partner, the Afghani Women’s Society, and our members in Afghanistan, who buy for and distribute the food to the families – fair, transparent and right before the start of Ramadan. As soon as the needs of the families were met, the surplus of donations has been transferred to our school building projects.