Transform Lives of Afghanistan's Most Forgotten

by Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International
May 1, 2012

April Update

A view of Kabul, Afghanistan
A view of Kabul, Afghanistan

April has been an exciting and challenging month. 

Violence in Afghanistan has been all over the news in April (see BBC article attached). Here's a message directly from our CEO Talmage Payne about how Hagar staff reacted to the recent violence:

"As the fighting of the last two days in Kabul quiets down, I spoke with Bronwyn Graham, Hagar Afghanistan's Country Director by phone. Hagar staff, clients and their families are all safe although a bit tired and shaken from a loud night of gunfire and rockets. One of Hagar's facilities was within one area of fighting but was unscathed. Government security was quick to check on the security of the location as fighting broke out yesterday and kept the surrounding streets clear. Hagar operations obviously change when the threat level increases but staff know what is expected and managed their roles well in keeping everyone safe. Now its time to debrief, rest and learn from how we managed under pressure. For those of you who support Hagar Afghanistan you can be very proud of the quality of the team getting " whatever it takes" done."

We are also excited to announce that Hagar Afghanistan's beautiful new transitional care center is complete. The counseling room was painted a soothing lavender earlier this month, and staff and clients are enjoying the winding stairway that leads to the top floor where there is a gorgeous view of the mountains. Despite the recent violence, this place is bringing comfort and healing to some of the most vulnerable women and girls in Afghanistan.



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Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International

Location: Charlotte, NC - USA
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Project Leader:
Catherine Sherrod
Director of Development
Eau Claire, WI United States

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