Global Humanitaria is bringing emergency aid to Afghanistan for the victims of the earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people, injured 1,500 and destroyed more than 2,000 homes. Most of the households affected by the catastrophe belong to communities where agriculture is the main source of income and the main food supply.

Thus, with the local support of “The Pakistan International Human Rights Organization (PIHRO), has mobilized to protect and assist, through the provision of food assistance, the most isolated communities affected by the natural disaster.

Rice, beans, chickpeas, lentils, oil, green tea, dates and wheat flour have been shipped and delivered in a shipment of 800 food packages to Paktika, which will cover the food needs of 800 Afghan families for at least 30 days.

Global Humanitarian and PHIRO are already working in partnership on the rehabilitation of the Phulra Hospital (Pakistan) to improve access to healthcare services for more than 1,500 local residents and displaced Afghan families per month.

Poverty

For decades, the Afghan population has been facing chronic poverty, political and economic conflicts, human rights violations, heavy monsoons, droughts and an international community that has stopped sending humanitarian funds, among other factors.

According to the latest data, 95% of the Afghan population does not have enough to eat, while more than half of the population faces extreme and widespread hunger. Some 4 million children suffer from severe malnutrition and at least one is on the verge of extreme physical weakness, caused by lack of food.

Image: The shipment of food aid, has been able to close these days in Paktika with the support of organizations such as PHIRO (Global Humanitaria/PHIRO).