Save Afghans from Hunger

Save Afghans from Hunger

From Obaidullah Baheer

We are trying to help starving Afghan families by providing them $100 packages that last them a month. The packages include seventeen items such as flour, rice, sugar, cooking oil, beans, tomato paste, macaroni and so...

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19 days ago

Transparency demands we tell you about our process as well. Remember that this is an individual initiative and has no organisation or govern;ent body behind it. We prefer to buy all our goods locally. The transportation cost of goods purchased from a neighboring country does not justify the overall cost of the purchase. Purchasing locally helps the economy. We have been sharing the most recent pricelists with you on this page. Prices are changing daily as is the rate of a dollar in Afghanistan. We will keep purchasing from local vendors until the price is justified.

Also good news is we will be doing a smaller drive in the next two days. I'll try to talk to the younger kids there to give you an idea of the difference you're making.

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The fall of Kabul on August 15 has exacerbated 40+ years of war for the people of Afghanistan. The ensuing collapse of the Afghan economy has further compounded threats such as food insecurity and chronic poverty for ordinary Afghans. We are in a race against time as the fast-approaching winter will make it more difficult to distribute basic food essentials, which will intensify the famine, which is already crippling millions of Afghans’ lives. I lean on your support during this fragile time to provide IMMEDIATE sustenance for the Afghan people.

 Afghanistan's winter is fast approaching and the UN estimates that by the mid of winter, 97% of Afghanistan's population will be below the poverty line. Families are already experiencing hunger due to a lack of access to jobs or cash due to the foreign reserves being frozen and the banking system at a halt. Keeping all of that in mind, some of us Afghan youth have started an effort of making rations to be distributed to poor families in the country. Our packages include items such as flour, rice, sugar and other necessities families need to eat. A ration pack that is worth close to a $100 can feed a family for a month. 

Background

I am a lecturer at the American University in Afghanistan (AUAF), and I am raising funds to provide humanitarian support for Afghans suffering from food insecurity. I have assembled a team of honest and hardworking Afghans and through our extensive networks across the region, we have implemented a robust operation to handle the planning, logistics, and procurement of resources to provide basic food essentials to vulnerable Afghans. In the absence of a functioning government in Afghanistan, and the lack of NGOs currently operating in the country, my team and I are dedicated to staying the course in Afghanistan to aid our people.

 

Solution

Our team is actively delivering critical support to Afghans by acquiring bulk items of food essentials and distributing them to people in need in Kabul. Due to the lack of funding at the government and NGO levels, we add unmatched flexibility (and transparency) for humanitarian relief in Afghanistan. A package of food that costs approximately $100 will feed a family of five for one month, providing them with basics such as flour, rice, beans, cooking oil, and sugar. We are an essential stopgap to continue to deliver humanitarian support until policy catches up with the realities on the ground in Afghanistan.

 

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Without your support, Afghans will have little to no access to food, and the hunger crisis will cost many lives, including that of innocent children. As an independent group, with your generous support, we can care for tens of thousands of Afghans. No amount is too little to contribute, and our collective efforts at the grassroots level can be a powerful force to have a positive impact on human life.

We aren't asking you to donate that amount if you cant. But what you can do is put aside your coffee money for a day and donate $10, which would feed the family for three days. Three days of avoiding hunger. We successfully conducted our first distribution drive of helping 68 families on Monday, 4th of October. We have shared pictures and videos of the distribution and will be sharing more of future drives.

For the first time in human history, it isn't scarcity of resources that is causing people to die of hunger but our inability to manage the distribution of those resources. Help Afghans for the sake of our common humanity. May you be rewarded for your efforts

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Obaidullah Baheer posted a new update:
19 days ago

Update #2

Transparency demands we tell you about our process as well. Remember that this is an individual initiative and has no organisation or govern;ent body behind it. We prefer to buy all our goods locally. The transportation cost of goods purchased from a neighboring country does not justify the overall cost of the purchase. Purchasing locally helps the economy. We have been sharing the most recent pricelists with you on this page. Prices are changing daily as is the rate of a dollar in Afghanistan. We will keep purchasing from local vendors until the price is justified.

Also good news is we will be doing a smaller drive in the next two days. I'll try to talk to the younger kids there to give you an idea of the difference you're making.

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Obaidullah Baheer posted a new update:
20 days ago

Update #1

Thank you all for every bit of help so far! We will be conducted a small drive in the next few days with the money we had collected before this call! One thing we have added to our package is dry milk. According to the UN, more than half of all under-fives are suffering from extreme malnutrition, and more than one-third of citizens are not getting enough to eat. Please spread this campaign among your friends who want to help Afghanistan but don't know how.

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