Afghanistan: the humanitarian needs have never been greater

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 12: Displaced Afghans from the northern provinces are evacuated from a makeshift IDP camp in Share-e-Naw park to various mosques and schools on August 12, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. People displaced by the Taliban advancing are flooding into the Kabul capital to escape the Taliban takeover of their provinces. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

The people of Afghanistan continue enduring one of the world’s most complex humanitarian crises, despite the media attention around the evacuation. Some 12.2 million people are facing acute hunger, 3.5 million people are displaced within the country due to drought and insecurity and the pandemic persists.

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“Poverty taught me to be strong”: Khonaf’s story

Khonaf Saido Abdullah, 54, living in Rwanga camp, Northern Iraq is a mother of seven children and a participant of CARE’s and Lotus Flower’s business incubator project. CARE/Lotus Flower

Khonaf Saido Abdullah is a mother of 7 from Sinjar, Iraq where she was living with her young children and disabled husband in a small rental property. They worked as farm labourers to get a small income, but she still did not have enough money to be able to send any of her children to school. But that changed.

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Why home-based humanitarianism can only take us so far

CARE staff fill vans with food parcels and hygiene items, in partnership with Lebanese NGO Sanabel al-Nour. CARE distributed food and hygiene packages to 300 vulnerable families in Tripoli, Northern Lebanon.

As the world stays indoors, and individuals around the globe come together in a historical moment of solidarity to stop the spread of COVID-19, for many of the world’s most vulnerable people; lock downs, border restrictions and limitations on movement pose life-threatening challenges.

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Communities in Malawi still living in fear after Cyclone Idai

Rhoda, who is a widow, moved upland to Lalanje camp, which is hosting about 254 households affected by the floods. Many people living in this camp also had their crops destroyed by floods and are desperately in need of food assistance.

Like many in her village, Rhoda never saw the Cyclone Idai induced floods coming. She was hopeful looking into the future. Almost 80 per cent of people affected by the floods rely on their small farms as a source of income. So having a good harvest means much more than just a meal on the table.

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Yemen crisis: Katiba’s story

Despite the constant bombings, fighting, hunger and other difficulties, most Yemenis continue to stay in their homeland. Just over 170,000 of the estimated 22 million in dire humanitarian situations have fled to neighbouring countries. The vast majority stay on in their towns and villages, or have been forced to move to other parts of the…

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Crisis in Yemen: Saving lives, giving hope

By Lucy Beck, Emergency Response Specialist at CARE Keeping your sense of self and, as a women, your femininity, can be hard when bombs are falling all around you and you’re running out of food and water, let alone makeup and perfume. But it is important. Keeping hope alive and holding on to the things…

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