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30 Jan 2007 description


In Afghanistan, where vast numbers lack even basic shelter and electricity, winter can be a deadly season. In Paktya and Wardak Provinces families will have an easier time this year thanks to UMCOR Afghanistan's winterization program.  The program seeks the most vulnerable families in areas where UMCOR serves and provides them with blankets, a stove, and firewood to fuel the stove.

26 Oct 2001 description

Gifts to Love in the Midst of Tragedy, Advance #901125-3 continue to be used to provide relief both within the United States and for the people of Afghanistan. Through Church World Service, UMCOR has helped distribute 2500 shelter kits in central Afghanistan. These kits include a family-sized tent, ground cloth, plastic sheeting, and blankets. Three thousand additional shelter kits are being delivered to displaced people in the Jalalabad region. UMCOR is also supporting an emergency quilt project among refugee women in Quetta, Pakistan.