Given the events unfolding in Afghanistan, we’re grateful for the (relative) lack of bloodshed amongst the chaos. As a result, some of our 40 or so projects in the country will continue, while we’ve had to pause others. The vision, Afghan people and work we committed to almost 40 years ago continues to burn as bright as ever and our steadfastness toward the Afghan people is unwavering.
Over the ensuing weeks and months, our focus will be to evaluate and assess how best we deliver much needed emergency relief to the most vulnerable and prioritise our on-going projects based on the commitments made to the NGO community by the incoming government.
To those that have already donated, we’re incredibly grateful. To those considering supporting our commitment to the Afghan people, we’d welcome your contribution. That said, please be aware that given the current complexities, your contributions will be held by Shelter (Australia) Ltd until such a time we’re confident that the security of those funds can be channelled effectively to our emergency relief efforts.
Over the past 40 years, our work has been purposeful. We have ensured the survival of thousands of people through food distributions (and we’ll do it again)! Approximately half a million Afghans live in houses built with our materials and labour; several dentists and healthcare professional have been trained with our help; children and young people have received an education and vocational training; hundreds of thousands have permanent access to clean drinking water and; the provision of sustainable agribusiness enterprises.
Our work is not finished. We will not give up and with your help, we’ll continues to make a difference in the lives and future generations of the Afghan people.
Shelter Australia believes in meeting the needs of the people where they are at now, and empowering them for a better future.
Combing emergency food relief and long-term developments, we remind some of the worlds resource poor people that they are not forgotten.