What You Need to Know
7.4 million Afghans are in need of humanitarian assistance due to armed conflict, natural disasters and waves of returnees from Pakistan and Iran. The Afghan government currently controls less than 60 percent of the territory leaving civilians directly endangered by intensifying insurgency. Armed conflict continue to negatively affect civilians across Afghanistan, leaving civilians killed and injured. According to UNAMA between 1 January and 30 June 2017, recorded more than 1600 deaths and 3,500 injuries.Donate Next
From January to December 2017, over 400,000 people are displaced due to conflict, and 30 provinces out of 34 are affected from internally forced displacements. As of December 2017, over 538,000 undocumented Afghans and 58,000 Afghan refugees have returned from Pakistan and Iran, putting pressures on the capacity of international agencies and government to respond. More than 3 million people require health services and due to conflict there is an increased need for trauma care. More healthcare facilities have been forced to close leaving people without any health services.Donate Next
Situated in South-Central Asia, Afghanistan is a landlocked, mountainous country. Its neighbors include Pakistan, Iran and China. Because of its location at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Afghanistan has long been the theatre of international power struggles. Caught in Cold War rivalries, the post-9/11 international intervention and an enduring Taliban insurgency, Afghanistan has now been at war for more than 30 years.Donate
iguacu's recommendation for Afghanistan is Afghanaid. Their highly effective activities on the ground cover both emergency relief and long-term development.
The organization’s work also promotes community development, gender equality and education. Unlike many other organizations, Afghanaid operates in some of the hardest-to-reach areas of Afghanistan.
Afghanaid has been working solely in Afghanistan for over 30 years with most vulnerable Afghan communities.
In rapidly changing situations, Afghanaid deeply engages with and adapts to the needs of the country, covering emergency assistance, basic services and livelihood support.
Afghanaid is one of the lead agencies for the Afghanistan Resilience Consortium (ARC) to build the capacity of vulnerable communities against disaster.
Afghanaid actively promote community development, gender equality, and improved local governance. It assists some of the country’s most vulnerable people.
The organisation operates with a high level of transparency and has maintained overhead costs that are much lower than most other aid organizations.
Afghanaid is able to operate in some of the most remote and conflict-riddled parts of the country that are prohibitive to other organizations.
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Dew drops from an early dawn narcissus
as if tear drops from a melancholy eye,
O beauty, I asked, what makes you cry
life is too short for me, it answered
My beauty blooms and withers in a moment
as if smile comes and forever fades away
— Nazo Tokhi
This may be the first time you have read the work of the female Afghan poet, Nazo Tokhi. You may never have heard any Afghan poetry at all. To an ear accustomed to the word Afghanistan being associated with war and poverty, the very existence of Afghan poetry may even come as a surprise.
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