Afghanistan's Prolonged Struggle
Afghanistan, home to an estimated 40 million people as of 2021, has endured over 40 years of war, resulting in a staggering 55% poverty rate. The ripple effects of this prolonged conflict are evident not just in statistics but in the daily lives of its citizens.
Kabul: A Capital in Distress
Kabul, the capital city, is home to around 4 million inhabitants. But the scars of war are evident everywhere, from the displacement of its people to the visible damage to its infrastructure. As the nation's heart, the city's challenges mirror the broader struggles Afghanistan faces.
Nuristan: A Region Ravaged by Nature and War
The northeast province of Nuristan, with a population of approximately 150,000, faces its own challenges. In addition to the impacts of war, natural disasters like floods and landslides have devastated the area, displacing many from their homes and adding to the already overwhelming challenges.
Food Insecurity: A Growing Concern
One of the most pressing issues in Afghanistan is food insecurity. About 14 million people struggle daily with hunger, unsure of where their next meal will come from. The ongoing conflict and natural disasters exacerbate this crisis.
MAA International's Mission in Afghanistan
Recognising the urgent need, MAA International has launched initiatives to bring relief to those affected. The organisation distributes food packs and hot meals to families in dire need, ensuring they don't go hungry in these challenging times. Beyond addressing hunger, MAA International also provides clothing to keep children warm, especially those displaced by the war. Recognising the importance of mental well-being, they also supply toys for boys and girls, bringing normalcy and joy to their lives.
Help those affected in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's challenges are immense, but we can make a difference with collective effort and support. MAA International is on the front lines, providing essential aid to those in need. Join them in their mission to bring hope, food, and comfort to the people of Afghanistan.