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Afghanistan

Together with our donors from around the world, after careful planning, Hagar staff on the ground in Afghanistan have begun implementing emergency response activities to meet the significant needs they see around them as a humanitarian crisis develops. With the goal of providing practical assistance to 13,000 vulnerable and displaced people in Kabul in the coming months, Hagar staff in Afghanistan are working hard to meaningfully help these people at this time.

Providing food aid and basic essentials to existing clients, and other vulnerable individuals and families who are currently displaced or whose livelihoods have been severely impacted, is one of the key response activities the team have been organising. The Hagar team have worked hard to identify families who were the most in need of food assistance and have meticulously planned distribution events, which have recently started.

For example, after identifying vulnerable families in the Karte 3 District area, Hagar was able to recently arrange and distribute 140 food parcels to these families over the course of one day. With an average of 8 people in each Afghanistan household, Hagar estimates that this food distribution event therefore impacted 1120 vulnerable people.

This distribution was carefully planned by Hagar. Food was paid for, delivered to a local stadium, and meticulously assembled in rows by Hagar staff. The location was selected due to its accessibility to beneficiaries and local Police were also on hand to maintain order and keep everyone safe. Having given out identification cards to those receiving parcels, representatives from each family then came, sat behind their parcel and were able to take it home. To each of these families, this food from Hagar has come into their homes at a time when they are struggling to afford basic essentials. One recipient said:

“I am disabled in both legs. I have two daughters and a wife. I drive a zarang to make a living. It is very difficult for me to make ends meet. Sometimes people help me with my condition. I am in a very bad situation in life. Thanks to Hagar to support me and my family.”

Another similiar food distribution event was also held by Hagar in a camp for displaced families with children recently, with approximately 3200 people receiving food as a result. Over the coming months, Hagar will continue to distribute food to destitute and vulnerable families.

Hagar is also planning long-term. While Hagar supporters have donated and successfully given what was needed to begin the first phase of the relief activities and implement them for several months, the needs on the ground have grown since initial budgets were set and continue to do so every day. In addition to this already escalating situation, current droughts and the approaching winter, are threatening food supply. Hagar therefore know that while our initial response is funded, further financial support will be needed in the future as we continue our work in supporting vulnerable women and children in Afghanistan in the years to come.

We are still, and will continue to, accept donations from anyone who wishes to partner with us in our response. It is only together, that we will be able to practically make a difference in the lives of thousands of displaced and vulnerable people at this crucial time.

 

A donation from you today will help make sure these activities can be implemented and will be directed where most needed when it is received. Please join our response today.

We are grateful for your compassion for those we work with. Stay tuned to this page, as we will be providing regular updates on developments on the ground and the progress with these relief activities.

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By partnering with Hagar, you’re supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you.

Help us transform lives

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By partnering with Hagar, you’re supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you.

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