Afghanistan's COVID-19 emergency

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Afghanistan, a country where the health system has been shattered by war and low funding over a long period of time. Now the spread of the coronavirus is speeding up as well as the fear is that it is circulating undetected due to the lack of testing and inefficient health system .

The ministry of public health said they have conducted a number of random tests in the capital Kabul, from which nearly a third were infected with the disease.

The government implemented lockdown measures in the country but those who survive mainly on their daily income have to choose between starvation or being infected, and even those who choose to go out for work are not able to earn their livings as the fear of the virus have left the country deserted.

June 2020


Years of war and on going conflict in Afghanistan has made the country to be among the sub-set of fragile countries that face the heaviest consequences resulting from covid-199

A sign with anti-coronavirus measures over a busy bazaar in Kabul [Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska/Al Jazeera]






For the first time more then 35 organisations across the world come together to raise funds for Afghanistan’s COVID-19 emergency.

The appeal has been formed from UK based charities, cultural, health and professional associations.


PAIWAND HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR AFGHANISTAN'S COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE APPEAL

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The entire world is witness to Afghanistan's suffering through endless years of wars. Conflicts that have prevented the country from being given the chance to recover. Paralysed as a country. A nation unable to become independent and fully functioning due to perpetual wars and conflicts.

Amidst all this chaos, loss, and destruction Afghanistan is gasping for air yet again. They are drowning by an unprecedented tide of disaster: COVID-19, the silent killer. This pandemic is yet another problem whereby innocent children, suffering mothers, helpless fathers, and vulnerable elders must overcome. With a non-existing welfare system, Afghans have to be self-reliant. However, they cannot leave their homes due to the lockdown, with no source of income they will face starvation.

Afghanistan's inevitable famine is likely to take millions of lives leaving the most vulnerable in a life or death situation. That's where we as members of humanity must help. We are proud to announce that over 30 Afghan charities worldwide (and growing). Have united efforts to feed the impoverished people of Afghanistan.

LET US NOT LEAVE THEM TO SUFFER ALONE. THEY NEED OUR HELP. WE AIM TO HELP AFGHANS ON THE GROUND WITH THE NECESSITIES OF FOOD AND WATER. PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THEM. CONTRIBUTE TODAY. HELP SAVE THESE INNOCENT LIVES. WE ARE ALL UNITED IN ISOLATION.




We ask all friends of Paiwand to make generous donations to this great cause


POVERTY AND COVID-19 ARE PAIRING UP 

As the government tries to contain the infection rate and impose quarantine measures, people who already live in poverty find it immensely difficult to make up for their own livings.

Children remain on the streets as they are often forced to work in order to provide for their families. Unfortunately, there is not much work available now as there was before the pandemic. 


As a charity Paiwand has always helped the most vulnerable in society and we aim to continue our support for those who remain at risk.

We ask everyone to donate as much as they can, even a little can make a huge difference.

You can donate by following the link provided: 

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/afghanistancov...

We thank everyone in advance.



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