An update on your donation to the Afghanistan Emergency Fund
By Kyra Zimmerman | Disaster Response Associate
Photo: Action for Development
Thank you for your generous donation to the Afghanistan Emergency Fund. Your donation to this GlobalGiving fund is making a difference by helping to ensure that Afghans have access to nutritious food, especially during the coldest winter months. It is giving women and girls education and livelihood opportunities, and providing Afghan refugees with critical support after they flee their homeland.
Since September, donations from the fund have supported nine grants to high-impact nonprofit organizations using their knowledge and community networks to meet the critical needs of Afghans, including those who are internally displaced and those seeking asylum. This is vital as Afghan families struggle through the coldest winter in more than 10 years and grapple with the de facto government’s recent bans on women and girls' education and on female aid workers.
Here is a short description of some of the critical work you’ve supported:
AAFF is running computer courses for girls in two schools in Afghanistan, while simultaneously providing food distributions to more than 100 families that are food insecure in parts of northern Afghanistan. The nonprofit is also partnering with communities to build wells so they can access safe drinking water year round.
Barakat Inc. is offering scholarships and educational opportunities for Afghan girls now displaced to Pakistan, as well as evening classes for women and girls. The organization is also providing salaries to some Afghan female teachers who are allowed to continue working in schools in Afghanistan.
Aid Afghanistan for Education is growing its online education classes by distributing tablets and using applications to support at-home learning for girls. The organization also supported 100 families with blankets and cash assistance for heating material in response to a difficult winter. Since Ramadan began in mid-March, the organization has been supplying food to 1,000 people daily.
Internews is supporting journalists whose livelihoods have been affected, conducting digital safety trainings, and helping local agencies provide relevant news, in local languages, to communities that otherwise might not have access to critical information.
And that is why we cannot thank you enough! Your support of the GlobalGiving Afghanistan Emergency Fund fuels community-level responses, and it means Afghans get the vital resources they need to remain safe and healthy as they continue to confront extremely difficult situations. You can find a full list of nonprofit partners receiving grants at the end of this report.
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