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Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans
Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans

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We would love extra funds for our emergency aid work.

Staff are accumulating cash and supplies in preparation for the next distributions. The usual food stuffs given out to the needy are oil, beans, rice, bread and meat.

Thank you for your support.


Recently, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School, Herat won an International School Award from the British Council. The awards go to schools that demonstrate a commitment to developing global citizens by embedding internationalism throughout the ethos and curriculum of the school. The Director of the British Council, Afghanistan said: “This globally recognized accreditation helps enrich learning & improve teaching by guiding international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within school culture.”

We wanted to update you on our regular winter food aid program. At one distribution event AIL gave out 120 food-kits to the poor. These families were struggling and starving in cold weather in early winter. Each food-kit contained rice, cooking oil, peas, kidney beans and tomato paste. Poor people are referred to AIL office for this assistance. Many are unemployed but even those with some work find it hard to make ends meet. Some recipients have jobs as night guards and drivers. 

We have still working to aid the victims of the recent floods we reported on last time.

Thank you for your support.

Last week saw devastating flooding in 7 provinces of Afghanistan, including Herat. Many lives were lost and thousands of people have lost homes, livelihoods and now are in desperate need of the basics for living.

AIL is working to aid survivors by providing food and clothing and possibly other items, expanding their usual food aid program to meet the needs of this catastrophic event.

Dr. Yacoobi (AIL’s CEO) said, “It is a terrible situation for so many people, especially the poor who have few resources to draw on. They lack family to go to in other areas and have lost what shelter they had. Everyone needs food, water and shelter.”

We are launching a special  fundraising effort to aid victims. Can you help?

Thank you.


Dr. Yacoobi joined with high level national and international delegates in the "Seville Commitment" - Supporting Localization Efforts for #SDGs.  She said, “AIL has provided SDG services to the most marginalized and disadvantaged for 25 yrs. In my talk I emphasized it is essential to work with local governments and provide resources to local NGOs who are doing good work. Replicate excellent SDG focused programs so No One is Left Behind!”


AIL stands ready to provide food aid if severe winter weather descends on Herat, Afghanistan. Winters are often harsh especially in January and February in Afghanistan and getting some extra food aid can make all the difference to struggling families. Families seek help at the AIL office or are referred from Learning Centers or other agencies. The distributions of food usually include, bread, oil, rice, dry beans and when possible meat.

People are always grateful for help and trust AIL to be there for them if times are hard.

Thank you for your continued interest and we hope you will read the annual newsletter attached.

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AIL is again storing supplies and cash to deal with emergency food needs during the Afghan winter. Winters can often be harsh in Afghanistan and getting some extra food aid can make all the difference to struggling families.

Money is held in a separate account and some supplies are being bought so they are ready to help if needed. The distributions of food can include, bread, oil, rice, dry beans and meat.

Thank you for your support for this much needed food aid work.


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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AIL_ngo
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, MI United States

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