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- DFID: More than five million Afghans will receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
- UN News: About 600,000 Afghan children face death from malnutrition without emergency funds. 24 May 2019
- IOM: A third of Afghans have migrated or been displaced since 2012: IOM. 21 May 2019
Most read reports
- DFID: Over five million Afghans to receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- USAID: Catalyzing Afghan Agricultural Innovation, May 2018 - May 2023. 17 Jun 2019
- USAID: Grain Research and Innovation (GRAIN), March 2017 - September 2022. 17 Jun 2019
- USAID: Afghanistan Value Chains – Livestock, June 2018 - June 2023. 17 Jun 2019
- IOM: IOM - Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Weekly Report (29 May - 11 June 2019). 17 Jun 2019
War-torn since more than 30 years, Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous and most violent countries in the world. Health workers continue to be victims of the conflict. Families are the first to live the consequences of this insecurity. To provide a solution, Terre des hommes has put in place a house visit concept of midwifes who assist families in need.
In Rustaq, one of the most remote regions of northern Afghanistan, children have to contribute to the family income. And, when they are being sent to collect wood or fetch water for the household, they cannot go to school. The project of Terre des hommes (Tdh), financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC ), aims at improving the living conditions of these families, which in turn will help increase the school enrolment rate for the children.
This World Day of the Midwife, Terre des hommes (Tdh) pays tribute to these women who do a remarkable job. In Afghanistan, natural disasters, long-term conflicts and growing insecurity have led thousands of people into forced displacement. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR ) reckons that there are 630,000 internally displaced people in Afghanistan, of whom over 124,000 were newly displaced in 2013.
For more than 30 years, Afghans have been living in a state of war and yearn for stability and peace. With the presidential elections on 5th April, the number of attacks on government institutions has increased. After calling for a boycott of the elections, the Taliban have warned that they would do anything to prevent them from being carried out and block the arrival of international observers. Violence is raging across the country and ordinary Afghans hope for nothing if not peace in their cities.
Published by Darcissac, Marion
In the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, access to water is practically impossible from both the technical and economic points of view. And yet a centuries-old traditional system defies these conditions: the ‘Yakhdans’ that transform snow into usable drinking water. But over the years these snow harvesters have deteriorated and now supply less and less water which is more and more polluted. Terre des hommes is involved in reconstructing them to give hundreds of families decent water access.
Rustaq, the most rural district in the province of Takhar (Afghanistan), is today still suffering from the consequences of the 1998 earthquake. An agricultural region (cereals, fruit, cattle) with very poor water resources, the earth is nourished only during the rainy season. The food requirements of the inhabitants are therefore not covered, and the ill-kept roads literally block the economic development of the area. The standard of living, education and health is thus well below the national average.
Following a recent survey in the streets of Kabul, the Terre des hommes team of Torkham in its turn went to evaluate the situation of working children there. Situated on the frontier between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Torkham is a major trade crossroads. Life is especially difficult for many children, as the poverty of their families drives them to go working in the streets.
A team of Terre des hommes in Afghanistan recently went to meet 667 children, 52 of them girls, who work in the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. These children said they were 7 to 18 years old, although dozens of them looked to be under 5.