Emergency interventions to face Covid-19 in Afghanistan.

Kabul, Afghanistan, April – June 2020.

In Afghanistan, the consequences of the lockdown have been very hard, especially for the people whose only subsistence is a meagre daily income. Hunger frightens people even more than the virus itself.

Between April and May we distributed hygiene kits and packages containing 85 kg of basic foodstuffs to 250 poverty-stricken families – more than 1800 people (the average Afghan family has 7,2 members). We also handed over hygiene kits and an “emergency voucher” (approximately 94$) to 187 families with physically disabled members (more than 1300 people). All these has been possible thanks to the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation’s and other donors’ support.

Our operative office in Kabul received many urgent requests from vulnerable women – widows and heads of the household – in particular. Thanks to the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation’s funding, by the end of June we could set a new distribution of hygiene kits and basic provisions for a month for 240 families (more than 1700 people).

The total number of families supported by Nove Onlus during the Covid-19 emergency in Kabul is 677, which works out at more than 4800 people.

During each distribution, a doctor enlisted by Nove Onlus, taught basic hygiene rules to protect people and to prevent the spread of the virus.

Operative Partners: Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) Kabul, International Committee of the Red (ICRC Cross).

Sponsor: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS) Kabul, LG Investimenti.

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