Afghanistan

EMERGENCY AID AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN

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Emergency aid for flooded children in Baghlan, Afghanistan

On May 10, torrents of mud poured down from the mountains, drowning dozens of villages and claiming hundreds of lives in the Baghlan region. Houses are destroyed and rivers are nothing but mud. The lack of water is cruel.

Mission Enfance is currently carrying out an emergency mission in 5 villages in the Baghlan region, distributing household equipment, heating, beds, blankets and food. The association is providing 100 families with a month's worth of food. Our pediatrician in our Kabul dispensary is currently treating women and children in the devastated region. Assessments are underway to determine water supply projects: cleaning mud to get pipes working, supplying water tanks, etc. We are also assessing agricultural programs to enable farmers to clear the mud from their land and replant seeds to regain their self-sufficiency as soon as possible.

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The resumption of power in Afghanistan by the Taliban in August 2021 has led to the collapse of an already dilapidated social and economic system... 30 million Afghans (92% of the population) do not have enough to eat. And more than a million children are severely undernourished. Prices for basic food products, petrol and gas have doubled. Electricity only works for 3 hours a day in a country where winter temperatures reach -20°C...

 

 

Goal

ALLEVIATE THE DISTRESS OF AFGHAN CHILDREN AND PROVIDE EDUCATION TO GIRLS AND BOYS IN AFGHANISTAN

Thanks to our support, Dr Belqis, our paediatric correspondent in Kabul, treats 50 children and their mothers every day in her clinic. Most of the children suffering from malnutrition receive nutritional flour, and our doctor also distributes a large number of asthma medicines (for lack of electricity and wood, the townspeople burn tyres and plastic, causing asphyxiating pollution).

Girls still have access to school up to the end of primary school (depending on their puberty) in our seven schools in the Panjshir Valley, despite recurring tensions.

As girls are banned from school from the age of six, we are supporting our 3,000 young pupils by donating school supplies (school bags, exercise books, pencils, etc.) to all the schools built by Mission Enfance in the Panjshir Valley and Mazar-e Sharif in the north of the country.

Our programmes will be adapted to the current situation in Afghanistan.

 

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