Winter Relief Campaign Kabul 2018 -  Visions4Children

Winter Relief Campaign Kabul 2018

Kabul, Afghanistan
Projectstart: 2018

Completed

Achieved goal:

44.000 €

Completed

Achieved goal:

44.000 €

Winters in Afghanistan are freezing cold. People do not only have to deal with live-threatening temperatures and strong snowfall but also with droughts and food shortages. According to the UNHCR (2017/12), around 2.6 million internally displaced persons find themselves in such a degrading situation.

 

Displaced or fled from conflicts or droughts in their own country, they often have no other possibility but to fight for their survival in crowded refugee camps by the thousands. They suffer from extreme cold of up to -15° C ( 5° F), even have to sleep in tents during strong snowfalls and often lack blankets or warm clothing. As they do not have any opportunities to find a job there, they neither have the opportunity to escape poverty. The pay for occasional jobs as day-laborers is not enough to support their family.

Beating cold and hunger

To offer a perspective in winter, we organize a yearly humanitarian emergency relief campaign and supply families with packages of food and material goods. Our packages contain vital goods, e.g. blankets and gas cylinders. Furthermore the families are supplied with staples like flour, sugar, oil and tea. Basics that help fighting hunger.

 

In cooperation with the Afghani Women’s Society, which can look back on 27 years of work in the field of direct humanitarian action and aid without red tape, the goods are organized and distributed. Thus we strengthen the Afghan economy and help gets to where it is needed most.

Help us to help

 Together with the Afghani Women’s Society we want to hand out winter packages to 600 families. These families are from different regions of Afghanistan, like Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Nangrahar and had to leave their homes due to the insecure situation and numerous assaults. At the moment they live in the camp Pul-E-Sheena in the district of Bagrami, Kabul with some of them living here for more than three years.

 

By the way: the surplus of donations is used for our school project in Kabul, where the lessons of many students still take place in tents, even in the old winter.

 

Our emergency relief campaign in Kabul takes place in cooperation with the Afghani Women’s Society which also holds the rights of the photos.