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Celebrating Moms in Afghanistan for Mother’s Day

Action Against Hunger loves moms. Our expert field staff understands that a mother’s health and well-being can affect the health of her children, and even her whole community. That’s why so many of our programs focus on treating, educating, and empowering mothers, so they can become healthy themselves and help their families thrive. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of two moms who benefitted from our efforts in Afghanistan.

Afghan malnourished hit by poverty and education

"A 30-minute drive from the heart of the Afghan capital along dusty pot-holed roads lie the slums of the city. In the distance are plains with some patches of greenery before they hit a mountain range that juts out of the earth. We're in Rahman Mina Camp, also known as the slum of Kabul. Dirty brown canvas tents litter the landscape, as children walk barefoot next to open sewers. A group of women, wearing blue burqas, carry their young children into one particular tent.

Afghanistan: Hawala Cash Transfers for Food Assistance and Livelihood Protection

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

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As a politically fragmented, natural disaster-prone nation, Afghanistan has long faced levels of chronic insecurity, internal displacement, and widespread poverty that has subjected its populations to ongoing hardships and recurring humanitarian crises. Communities remain food insecure for a range of reasons, from the cumulative impacts of multiple droughts, erratic climate shocks and seasonal flooding, a lack of infrastructure and limited access to markets -- problems that are especially acute among vulnerable populations in remote regions.

Religion News: A blessing to humanity

"Trayle Kulshan's job often takes her into the jungle, and not the concrete kind. Sometimes her "office" is a desert. She's been rewarded for her work with the gift of a goat, and she's taken a live chicken for a bike ride home for supper.

For the past seven years, Kulshan has worked as a professional humanitarian aid worker and used her engineering skills and water quality expertise to take adventures that have changed her life and the lives of others."

AFGHANISTAN: Sanitation woes in makeshift IDP camps

"...Anne Garella, head of the Action Contre la Faim (ACF) country mission, told IRIN they had applied to build toilets and water points for the Qambar IDPs but had failed to get permission from the government."

People of 2008 Finalist: Aid Workers Killed in the Line of Duty

"...The July kidnapping of two French aid workers caused the group Action Against Hunger to temporarily suspend its operations in Afghanistan. The pair, who were part of a team providing aid to Afghans at risk of malnutrition, were released two weeks later. ..."

The (Earth) Science of Saving Lives: Trayle Kulshan on Why She Loves Working with Water

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Coordinator Trayle Kulshan works with Action Against Hunger in Kenya where she oversees the extension of water and sanitation improvements to vulnerable populations in the region. The problems Trayle works on in Kenya include protecting water points from contamination, constructing fresh-water wells, and installing water-filtration systems.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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