Donate warmth - together we can ensure that 277 internally displaced Afghan families get through the cold season this winter! Every year, Afghan winters result in deaths from frost and starvation. In the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe, the population is particularly vulnerable this year - and the first snow is falling already. If we take action now, we can provide a refugee camp in the north of the country with essential food and resources. Will you join us?
Afghanistan is a country of climatic extremes - while droughts destroy harvests in the summer months, the winters are icy cold - temperatures can go down to minus 30 degrees in the mountain regions, entire villages are cut off from the outside world by snow storms and lose their heating, access to resources or healthcare facilities. In refugee camps, where this infrastructure often does not exist in the first place, families have to fear for their survival in winter.
With Visions for Children we are starting a humanitarian winter emergency relief this year and are supplying a refugee camp near Mazar-e-Sharif with food and heating packages. Each pack costs around 110 and consists of non-perishable food items such as 50kg flour, 10kg rice, 10l cooking oil, 5kg noodles, 2kg tomato paste, 1kg tea und 3,5kg sugar as well as warming blankets. It can cover the needs of a family of 5 for 2-3 months.
With our Winter Relief Campaign we have the opportunity to ensure the survival of 277 families during the winter in Afghanistan. Apart from that, numerous NGOs withdrew from Afghanistan and international funds were frozen - which is why it is particularly crucial this year to show solidarity with the Afghan people. They have to know that they are not alone and that they are seen.