Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans

by Afghan Institute of Learning

Dear Friends,

Community-based Learning Centers (LC) are one of the core programs of AIL.  AIL works in partnership with each community where there is an LC with each partner contributing.  One of the ways that an LC community assists AIL is in identifying those in their community who are the most in need of assistance. Many Afghans now need assistance because of the lack of jobs, high prices for food, a harsh winter and increasing security problems.  AIL gives assistance four times each year and is now working with LC communities to identify those most in need for a distribution in February.  As in the past, many of the recipients will be widows and those that are disabled.  In the next report, we will give you the details of the February distribution of assistance.


Thank you so much for your donations to help those Afghans in great need!!!

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AIL’s summer distributions of food were very much appreciated by the families. Most recently another distribution was made to 75 families who each received 8kg rice, 3 liters oil and a can of tomato paste. The support makes all the difference to these families who live on the edge of society with barely enough to get by. The adults are occupied with looking for work on a daily basis just to  have enough to eat.

One recipient said, “ I am so thankful to AIL for its help and kindness and generosity to us and for its leaders who order such acts. “

Dear Friends,

In June, AIL was able to use its stored goods to put together 150 food kits for needy families. Each kit included 8kg of rice, 3kg of oil, and 1kg of tomato paste.

AIL maintains close ties with the Department of Women's Affairs in Herat and in July the department and 4 NGOs, including AIL, distributed food aid. AIL was assigned  75 families all of them were headed by widows who has lost a son in the war. These families received 8kg of rice, 3 liters of oil and a can of tomato paste.

All the families were delighted to receive this help. “I am very happy to get this food to help my children not be hungry,“ said one mother.

AIL also distributes clothing and in June clothes were given out to both boys and girls of the orphanages in Herat. Residents of the Peer Herat Disabled Center also got clothing. In all 165 garments for females and 215 male garments were handed out.

Thank you for your support.

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The AIL emergency aid program is currently maintaining its supplies ready for an emergency situation, be it natural or manmade. The harsh winter weather in Afghanistan has come to an end and the summer heat is starting up. Staff keep a certain amount of supplies in stock such as rice, beans and oil as well as cash as they can buy what is needed at the time.

Recently, a widow, who had received food for her family from AIL during the winter, talked to an AIL trainer and thanked her again for the food that AIL had given her.  She said, "The rice, beans and oil were so important for my children to supplement the bread that I bake everyday."   AIL is in the process of talking to village elders about additional vulnerable women and children who may need food donations during the summer.

TODAY, your donation can go further!  Donate between 9:00am and 11:59pm and help AIL continue its valuable work providing  emergency relief when it arises.

Dear Friends,

October 2015 brought a devastating earthquake to the Hindu Kush mountain area of Afghanistan and affected Pakistan also.  AIL staff in Peshawar immediately went to work purchasing materials and implemented a plan to help 1,000 families. Time has gone by, but many families are still trying to put their lives back together.

Last month the AIL office in Peshawar was able to provide 100 families with supplies to help them out. AIL staff were able to distribute: 100 blankets, 100 floor coverings and 100 water coolers. These families lost everything in the earthquake and are living temporarily in the Pakistan city of Peshawar. In addition, the staff gave out 500 books and 500 notebooks for the children of these families to aid them in their school work. Helping the children stay on track with their learning is vital as disrupting circumstances such as these can easily mean children get behind in school and may never catch up later.

Thank you for your support.


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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, MI United States

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