CWS is appealing for donation for Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in the last weeks of fighting. In recent days, Kabul has been swamped by these displaced people who have been camping out in parks and public spaces, sparking a fresh humanitarian crisis. People are afraid.
Please can you help.
“The people of Afghanistan have been suffering and struggling for the last 40 years due to civil war, man-made and natural disasters, droughts , the Covid-19 pandemic and now this huge change by the Taliban taking over. There is massive displacement taking place within Afghanistan right now, with thousands and thousands of families uprooted from their households and home towns. Most of these people have very little reserves of their own to even support themselves for a few weeks without an income or any external help and we’re just a couple of months away from the harsh winter in the country which will make things worse. They need support and assistance the most right now. We need immediate help so that organisations like Community World Service Asia can start assisting the displaced people, starting from Kabul next week.”
Marvin Parvez, Director, Community World Service Asia
ACT Alliance members in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries are planning to assist 50,000 displaced people with food, non-food items (including hygiene supplies), shelter materials and healthcare. The situation is dangerous and fragile.
By the end of 2020, 2.9 million Afghanis had been internally displaced – the United Nations says 550,780 have fled their homes already this year – 80% are women and children. Some 2.2 million people have sought protection in neighbouring countries and further afield.
The country is in tatters but ACT Alliance members are able to help because they have deep roots in local communities and have been there for decades as well as with past and recent governments.
People need urgent assistance. Donate now.
Most ACT Alliance members have worked in Afghanistan for the last four decades. They have deeply rooted relationships with local people. Together they want to assist about 50,000 uprooted families in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries with:
- Non-food items including Covid protection kits
Our local partner Community World Service Asia has requested funding to provide money transfers by mobile phone so families can purchase food and other essentials immediately.
Images: Community World Service Asia