Afghanistan | 2022 | CBPF
Afghanistan, Farah province. Roz Mohammad* says that his village lacks just about everything, and that it only started receiving support from NGOs after the previous government collapsed in August 2021. The village is located in Farah Province, which had been a militant stronghold for 20 years, and one of Afghanistan’s most deprived and marginalized areas.
“We don’t have a proper watering system, health system and education system. Neither schools nor clinics meet our needs,” Mohammad said. Until recently, accessing safe drinking water was a major concern. “Children, youth and women commuted miles to bring drinking water to their families, and it was hard work for women and especially for children.”
Humanitarian aid to the village has brought about major improvements. “It took a long time, but luckily we got a solar-based water system prepared by AABRAR. Besides, they gave us awareness sessions about health and distributed hygiene kits to us for being healthy. Finally, we ended up with good health tips and having clean drinking water right by our door,” said Mohammad.
He said he hopes AABRAR will be able to expand its activities to “every district and village of Farah.”
Financing was provided by the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF.)
*Name changed for privacy and protection
More information on the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund:
OCHA – POOLED FUNDS DATA HUB – By Country (unocha.org)