Urgent Help for Displaced Families in Afghanistan

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Urgent Help for Displaced Families in Afghanistan
Urgent Help for Displaced Families in Afghanistan
Urgent Help for Displaced Families in Afghanistan
Urgent Help for Displaced Families in Afghanistan

There is an ongoing need for humanitarian aid for people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic and political upheaval in the country. Many people have lost their jobs and homes and lack the resources to survive these events without help. AIL facilities are surrounded by large numbers of families in tents who seek aid on a daily basis.

Most recently, AIL distributed 70 large food kits to displaced families. Each kit contained flour, rice, cooking oil, beans, sugar, tomato paste, detergent and hygiene supplies such as body soap and shampoo. In addition, AIL’s  emergency aid program distributed food packs to 200 poor families.  The clinics provide medical care and health information to these families.

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AIL staff continue providing humanitarian relief to people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic and political upheaval that has taken place in the country. There are many thousands of families in urgent need of help.

Our health clinics are stretched to capacity and beyond with thousands of displaced people adding to the usual patient volumes. There is a shortage of medicines and of the Covid vaccine.  We have hundreds of people camping outside our education, health and office facilities but we lack enough food, vitamins, Ensure, Pedialyte to help everyone who needs it. We desperately need funding, food supplements, clean water, hygiene supplies and Covid vaccines.  We plan to open two new health clinics in 2022 to help address the need.

AIL’s emergency aid program gives out cooked meals, food parcels and tea and sugar packs. Most recently, 130 food kits were distributed containing rice, cooking oil, beans, peas, lentils, sugar and salt.  1,800 pieces of bread were distributed and cooked food prepared and handed out to 1,800 families.  When we can obtain these, we also provide basic household goods such as blankets, cooking pots and utensils. AIL continues to produce PPE including, 10,000 face masks and distributes these.  

AIL Outreach 2021: 23,905 students, 18,132 PPE distributed, 6 health clinics, 50-bed Covid-19 hospital, 95,593 patient treatments, 59,888 health education, 13,050 food aid families served, 22 radio broadcasts daily, 8 hours of TV programs, 12 provinces reached.

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Afghanistan has been stunned by recent developments and people are adapting as best they can, to a new situation which remains both unclear and uncertain as to the future.  AIL’s current priority is to provide urgently needed assistance to the thousands of displaced families who have flooded into Kabul and Herat. Some centers provide a staging point for aid. Our staff are all working, though offices currently are men only with women working from home. The centers are all female and await instructions from the Taliban with regard to procedures required for reopening centers to our students. Our clinics have expanded their capacity to cope with the large numbers of refugees that are in the area.

The Yacoobi private schools are open and operating under the rules that have been given such as dividing male and female. It is exam season and students are studying hard and sitting their exams as usual. It is a great credit to them and their teachers as everyone has heightened levels of fear, stress and anxiety. The private TV and Radio Meraj are not broadcasting but awaiting instructions in how to recommence and staff are creating content and archiving materials for broadcast at a later date.

We have been touched by the outreach of support and outpouring of donations to help the Afghan people. We thank you for standing by Afghanistan as it faces another humanitarian crisis on top of Covid-19 and drought.

Update on the Humanitarian response

Our staff are sourcing supplies from local and further afield in an effort to meet the needs of the thousands of displaced families. Food, water and shelter are in great demand as families fled with nothing. Many of those in need are young children all of whom are exhausted and frightened.

We cannot thank you enough for stepping up to help the Afghan people as they face another crisis.  AIL and its staff can only do what they do because of your support.

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Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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