In Afghanistan, people are in urgent need of food. Nearly half the population (18.9 million) is acutely short of food. The combination of the challening socio-economic and political situation, drought and conflict are making life extremely challenging. Women and many girls are unable to work or attend school and university. There is not enough humanitarian relief for all the people who need food and other relief supplies.
The situation is extremely challenging.
Thanks to your generous support, CWS has already sent $50,000 which was distributed to 300 of the most vulnerable refugee families in Pakistan over three months.
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Our local partner Community World Service Asia is supporting affected families in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Women and children are given priority, especially women-headed households, widows, differently-abled people, and those caring for orphans. It provides NZD $153 cash assistance for 3 months to selected families by electronic transfer, enough to meet the needs of a family of 7 members for a month, allocating at least 70% for food.
CWSA runs schools, including for girls, and provides psycho-social support through communities. It is supporting families who lost their homes and livelihoods in the earthquake in June as well as running training programmes to improve local humanitarian response. In Pakistan, it is assisting some of the many refugees who continue to cross the border.
ACT Alliance members have worked in Afghanistan for the last four decades. Members have deeply rooted relationships with local people and are responding with:
- Emergency cash grants
- Safe drinking water and sanitation
- Non-food items including Covid protection kits
- Winterisation and shelter
- Establishing new livelihoods
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