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... 25 million Afghans (60% of the Afghan population) are in a state of famine. But life in Afghanistan is difficult for everyone. Prices for basic foodstuffs, petrol and gas have doubled. Electricity is only available for 3 hours a day in a country where winter temperatures reach -20°C...

 

Goal

RELIEVING THE DISTRESS OF AFGHAN CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS
PROVIDING AN EDUCATION FOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN AFGHANISTAN

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 are given nutritional flour, and our paediatrician also distributes a large number of asthma medicines (for lack of electricity and wood, the townspeople burn tyres and plastic, causing asphyxiating pollution). We are continuing our support for Dr Belqis Katil's dispensary in Kabul. 

All schools (from primary to high school) in Afghanistan were transformed into madrasas (Koranic schools) in September 2023. Since then, all girls and young women once again have access to their education and can even sit their baccalaureate. The teaching has been modified, with an additional 6 hours of religious classes. The girls are hidden from their teacher behind a curtain. At our high school in Dan-e Rewat, girls who have passed their baccalaureate can take a 3-year course to become teachers themselves. For the time being, they have not regained the right to go to university.

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

 

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