More than five million children in Afghanistan are on the brink of starvation, with the nation enduring the worst drought since records began against a backdrop of political and economic turmoil. We provide lunch, food packages, and food supplements for some of the most underprivileged families while mobilizing the youth to create joyful activities and bring hope into their communities.
A highly traumatized population has lost hope and is left alone by most of the western organizations and resources who have been supporting them in the last 20 years. As usual, the children and women of the underprivileged communities are suffering the most. Drought, insecurity, political turmoil, pandemic, economic crises, and lack of reliable infrastructure are coming together to create a total disaster.
We identify the most vulnerable families and provide them with food packages. We also organize children's lunches with food supplements and psychosocial activities for the children and youth in the different areas we operate in to stimulate them and bring hope and joy and fun to them. We organize collective games and joyful activities for the children combined with food distribution and providing nutritious warm winter meals.
It is essential to look beyond only surviving by food in this very hostile situation. Our food packages help communities survive and reduce illness and mortality rates. The food supplements, the children's lunch, and the social activities with the youth along with the food distribution bring additional psychosocial supports. These activities bring hope and maintain meaning in life beyond mere surviving which is crucial for any long-term positive approach to life.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).