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Winterization Aid for Afghan communities

by Action for Development (AfD)
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities
Winterization Aid for Afghan communities

What is the situation?
In the last month, the Afghan Taliban took control of Afghanistan. There is now tremendous uncertainty about what the future will look like for the Afghan people. However one thing which is clear is that the current insecurity continues to fuel a wave of internal displacement as people seek safety for themselves and their families. Many of these families are now stuck somewhere in the country, with no access to safe water, shelter or food. With the growing instability,  thousands are in dire need of your support.

What is Action for Development doing to help?
With winter around the corner, we have devised a plan to safely continue to support the families of those children who can benefit from our educational programmes and will need your help with winter clothing, food and supplies. 

Please help us support them, please help our winterization aid programme. Your help can make a huge difference, especially where it is needed most.


Every donation counts!

Thank you for your generous support,

The Team at AfD

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A young girl's donated winter jacket
A young girl's donated winter jacket
Winter is now over in Afghanistan, although nights can still remain cool for many. This means that it's time for us to wrap-up our winterization campaign but start planning for next year to make our impact reach more people. 
Over the past year, thanks to your support, Action for Development (AfD) has helped 608 marginalized families and rural communities in Afghanistan. Over 4,250 individuals recieved wood, coal and duvets in order to withstand the harsh temperatures of the Afghan winter. In January, AfD also distributed winter clothes and shoes to about 200 children attending our education programme in Kabul.
As part of our plans for winter 2021-2022, we would like to expand our support further by engaging and training 50 local stove producers to develop new environmentally-friendly stoves that will then be distributed to 500 families in need. 
We thank you for your continued support throughout the years and we kindly ask you to help us fund the 2021 winterization campaign in support of Afghan communities!  Every donation counts and make a huge difference.

Taking this opportunity to wish you and your families a blessed Holy month of Ramadan!

The Team at AfD
One of the families supported
One of the families supported
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Winter has arrived to Afghanistan. Snow and extremely low temperatures have hit the country, starting with the first snow in Mazar-e-Sharif at the beginning of December. According to reports from Action for Development's staff on the field, heavy snow also took place in the province of Panjshir.

Action for Development supports marginalized and rural communities in Afghanistan every year with a winterization campaign, aimed at providing wood heaters, warm clothes and food items to families and individuals in need. A mobile clinic in Kabul also provides basic emergency care to those in need of medical attention.

This year's campaign, launched in December 2020, has not been fully funded yet and we need the support of our donor community in order to provide the basic necessities needed for the winter months.

We thank you for your continued support throughout the years and we kindly ask you to help us fund the 2021 winterization campaign in support of Afghan communities! 

Every donation counts!

Taking this opportunity to wish you and your families a safe and healthy New Year 2021, best wishes,

The Team at AfD

(Photos @AfD 2020) 

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Action for Development runs projects in Afghanistan in the field of health, education and training of health workers throughout the year. AfD also provides emergency aid and relief in situations of natural disasters, harsh weather conditions or unexpected events. The winteration campaign runs every year between the months of November and January with the aim of providing basic necessity items to be distributed amongst the most marginalized communities of Afghanistan in order to survive the harsh winter months.

The last winterization campaign took place between November 2019 and January 2020, when AfD was able to reach about 600 households for a total of 4,250 individuals; in addition, AfD was able to distribute warm clothes and shoes to the 200 children enrolled in our education program in Kabul.

In March 2020 – in response to the global emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, AfD launched an emergency appeal to raise funds in order to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 in Afghanistan; the establishment of a network of about 80 volunteers across the country (including nurses, school teachers, school graduates and university students, community leaders, etc.) supported AfD in raising awareness among the population on the coronavirus and how to prevent infection, particularly through hygiene and self-isolation measures. 

In April 2020, we printed and distributed about 500 flyers via a network of youth groups and religious leaders in the Provinces of Kapisa, Parwan and Kabul. At the same time, we assisted the community by distributing food items to about 200 families in need residing in Kabul.

As the lockdown measures eased in June, AfD re-opened its regular activities, and the funding from the emergency appeal also contributed to printing guidelines and information leaflets to be displayed at AfD school and health clinic's premises, as well as distributing masks and hand disinfectant in order to guarantee the safety of our staff and our beneficiaries.

In July, AfD was able to distribute food items to the families of children attending the Rahyab School for children with disabilities located in Kabul; for the celebration of Eid Al-Adha, we also distributed clothes to the children attending our "school for street-working children" program.

AfD would like to thank our donors, supporters and friends, who contribute to our projects and extend our gratitude to those who will continue to support us through their generous donations.  Our capacity of providing aid and relief in cases of emergencies depends entirely on the funding available and for this reason we count on our donor community to make sure that we can support the most vulnerable communities of Afghanistan!

With our best regards,

The Team at AfD
 

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Kabul, Kapisa and Parwan Provinces
From mid-November 2019 through January 2020

Dear friends and donors,

Action for Development, with the support of the Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung Foundation and the Municipality of Bernex (Switzerland), distributed heaters, coal and wood to individuals and families in need, to withstand the harsh temperatures and weather conditions of the winter months.

Among the beneficiaries of the winterization campaign this year were the families of about 200 children attending AfD’s schools for street-working children in Kabul; AfD also distributed additional items, like shoes and coats, to all the children attending our schools.

We would like to thank our generous donors and express our gratitude towards the support received for this campaign; we encourage our donor community to continue supporting our projects, in order to continue improving the lives of the Afghan population, particularly children.

For additional information about the winterization campaign and all of our current projects please visit www.actfordev.org

Warmest regards,

The Team at AfD

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Action for Development (AfD)

Location: Geneva - Switzerland
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Project Leader:
Zuhra Dadgar-Shafiq
Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
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