Ramadan Campaign 2020 – Corona Emergency Relief for Kabul -  Visions4Children

Ramadan Campaign 2020 – Corona Emergency Relief for Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan
Projectstart: 2020

Completed

Achieved goal:

22.500 €

Completed

Achieved goal:

22.500 €

With the global spread of Covid-19, regions of crisis and severe poverty in particular are being observed closely and with increasing worries, but at the moment, we shall focus on Afghanistan.

 

Currently, €22,500 is needed, to provide 300 families in the refugee camp of Ghaibi Baba in Kabul with care packages of food as well as sanitary and hygiene products.

Starting Point

The fasting month of Ramadan is a time of community, charity and mindfulness. Due to Covid-19 and the resulting restrictions, the communal fast-breaking, which is an important element of Ramadan, is only possible on the smallest scale.

 

As the circumstances are different this year there is another reason to worry because there are no large events for feeding the poor and hungry. Usually in Ramadan, food is given to those in need, thus many poor and hungry come together for fast-breaking. Due to the pandemic, these events were cancelled and, as many day-labourers have lost their source of income, the country is threatened by a widespread famine.
Additionally, the sanitary situation worsens.

Our SOLUTION Approach

This year, we have supported the refugee camp of Ghaibi Baba in Kabul with its 300 families again. They have been brought to this camp and have left their provinces (e.g. Nangahar, Wardak and Kapisa), which suffer from unrest and turmoil. The living conditions of these internally displaced people are deplorable, as they live in tents or simple huts made of clay. With our packages we want to make sure that these families can get through Ramadan in these times of exceptional crises.

One package with staples, sanitary, and hygiene products costs 75€ and contains about:

 

  • 50 kg flour (112,75 lb),

  • 10l oil (2,64 gl),

  • 7 kg sugar (15,78 lb),

  • 1kg tea (2,25 lb),

  • 7 kg beans (15,78 lb),

  • 7 kg rice (15,78 lb)

  • and Sanitary products (masks, soap, gloves)

 

We cooperated with the Afghani Women’s Society, which has contributed to 27 years of humanitarian action and aid. As the goods are organised and distributed on time, we strengthen the Afghan economy and help gets to where it is needed most.

 

We have started the campaign with the surplus of the Corona Emergency Campaign in Herat of €4,620.79.
This amount is added to our momentary sum, reported, and if the goal of this campaign has been met, a potential surplus is distributed to our school project in Kabul where some lessons still have to be held in tents.