In a more detailed report on the April distribution sent by the staff of the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Peshawar Office, AIL staff wrote that they traveled to a location approximately 210 km from Peshawar to help flood victims in the area. They describe the area as full of very honest, friendly hard-working people made up of Pakistan residents and approximately 30% Afghan refugees. They distributed water coolers and floor coverings to 250 families. As they toured the area, they were struck by the results of the devastating flood of 2010 and noted that the people are still living under the sky with no homes, no facilities and no shelters to keep them safe. They worried about their exposure to the hot sun and the dark, cold nights. They described the makeshift homes as pieces of cloth and small pieces of wood separating each from its neighbor. What AIL is reporting is confirmed by other relief agencies in Pakistan working with flood survivors.
In April, 2011, another 250 families, who were victims of the flood were served by the AIL Staff from Peshawar; with at least 6 in each family, this means that at least 1500 persons benefited. Water coolers and floor mats were distributed to each of these families. The staff reports that the families still have no shelter from the heat of the day and the cold nights, and are living in extremely poor, unsanitary conditions.
In early 2011, the AIL Peshawar office was able to distribute blankets and floor coverings to over 250 families who were flood victims in the very poor village of Charsada. During the distribution there was a very calm and friendly environment. The people were very glad and thankful to AIL for helping them when they needed help.
On October 27, 2010, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) Peshawar staff delivered blankets and floor coverings to 250 families living in the Sawari gari Dawood in Nowshara, Pakistan. Each family received one blanket and one floor covering. Local authorities cooperated with AIL with the distribution of the blankets and floor coverings. If a family was unable to come and get their own supplies because they were working, then other families picked up blankets and floor coverings for them so that every family was able to get what they needed.
Five Reasons to Celebrate
The year 2010 has been one of many challenges for people throughout the world. In Afghanistan, insecurity, violence, and poverty continue to threaten communities. But the people of Afghanistan are strong and hopeful, and they are working hard to overcome these challenges. At the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), we see it every day. You can help Afghans, particularly women and children, to create a better future for themselves and their families with a contribution to AIL through Global Giving.
Looking back upon the year, what we focus on are our reasons to celebrate.
In fact, you make all of the other reasons to celebrate possible. Here is the rest of AIL’s top five reasons to celebrate in 2010:
Your renewed support will help AIL and the Afghan people start 2011 with renewed hope. If you have not yet renewed your support for AIL, please donate today and tell a friend. Thank you and best wishes.
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