SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL restarts its activities in Afghanistan

Published on Friday 19 November 2021

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With nearly 40 years of experience in supporting the Afghan population, and given the scale of the crisis that has shaken the country since last August, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams have decided to restart their activities in the country in order to provide emergency aid to the most vulnerable people in the provinces of Bamyan and Kapisa.

“The change of regime, drought, inflation, the closure of borders and the cessation of certain development and budgetary aid programs have generated a major socio-economic crisis and a breakdown of public services throughout Afghanistan. As a result, the population, already weakened by 40 years of conflict, must prepare to face a harsh winter in a context where finding a job and eating enough to eat is becoming a luxury,
explains Xavier Lauth, head of the Emergency Desk at SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL.

Nearly 19 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan today*. To help them, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams will provide emergency food assistance, distribute “winter” kits (blankets, firewood, insulation sheeting, etc.), and rehabilitate water points.

Some Afghans have not worked for several months because of the conflict, the unstable situation, or the drought that has occurred over the past year. They do not have access to any essential services and are now in a situation of socio-economic vulnerability. This is why SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has decided to restart its activities in the provinces of Bamyan and Kapisa, which are areas where few humanitarian actors are present,
continues Xavier Lauth.

By restarting its activities, the NGO SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL hopes to respond to the essential needs of the population: “The people we met are overwhelmed in the face of all these political changes and are very afraid of the future,” concludes Xavier Lauth.


*source : OCHA

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