Number of Donations: 163
Child and Family Relief Round 2
Organizers: Jelena Woehr, Shepherd, Zikria Tory, Emily Kennedy, Carrie Carlin, Beheshta Ahmadi
$8085 raise of $46000 target
About the Campaign
The "Child and Family Relief Fund" campaign aims to support families with children who are significantly impacted by the ongoing crisis and famine in Afghanistan.
Our goal is to provide 500 food packages to families in need in different provinces of Afghanistan. Aseel's Emergency food Package Emergency Food Package 1 (92 USD per package) feeds a family of 6-8 members for five weeks.
You may review the Emergency Fodd Package for details.
Please donate as much/little as you can. Every donation counts and can make a difference. Please help us #SaveAfghanistan, #SaveAfghanChildren, and save families facing humanitarian crises.
The beneficiaries for this campaign will be identified/registered by Zikria Tory and other volunteers on the ground. The packages will be delivered by the volunteers who will report back to the organizers and Aseel Team. Aseel Team and Zikria Tory will provide updates to the donors via email and his Twitter handle (@ToryKhan25). We will also provide the beneficiaries with Omid (Hope) cards to track each beneficiary.
Update about the First Round: Until now, 330 emergency food packages, 15 emergency baby care pacakges, and 10 emergency package for child relief have been distributed in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kunar and Parwan. Moreover, 8500 USD from the round one of this campaign were transferred to the Aseel Child Relief Grand Challenge.
ABOUT Aseel: Aseel is an Afghan-led, international company operated by staff worldwide, including founder Nasrat Khalid who is currently based in Washington, D.C., and who previously worked for international organizations including the World Bank and ICANN. The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has approved Aseel's financial model for operations in Afghanistan. Aseel's work has been covered by international publications including Time, Al Jazeera English, The New Humanitarian, The Intercept, etc.
Aseel launched its Emergency Response in August 2021 to allow people inside and outside Afghanistan to purchase necessary aid packages for families in need. The packages include emergency food, baby care, life, first-aid, and winter. Aseel has active volunteers in 24 provinces (and expanding this network) who identify and assist beneficiaries in need.
Aseel COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY: All donor funds go directly to aid packages for recipients, with the exception of an optional tip that donors may leave at their discretion for Aseel's operating costs. For total transparency, campaign organizers receive a list of recipients when the distribution is complete and may confirm with recipients that the packages were received.
If you would like to purchase an aid package directly for a specific individual or family you know in Afghanistan, you may do so Here, and Aseel will deliver it.
MORE ABOUT AFGHANISTAN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: According to the World Food Program (WFP), more than 22.8 million people in Afghanistan are identified as acutely food insecure, 8.7 million people face emergency levels of food insecurity, and 2 million children are malnourished. Read more Here.
According to a BBC Report "The tragedy of Afghanistan's malnourished children," Jalil Ahmad was brought into hospital hardly breathing, in Helmand Province. His hands and feed have gone cold. His mother, Markah, said that her son is two and a half years old but looks a lot tinier. Jalil is severely malnourished and has tuberculosis. His mother, Markah, says, "I am helpless as he suffers. I've spent the whole night scared that at any moment he'll stop breathing." You can access the BBC report Here.
Based on the New Yorker Report on January 5, 2022, "Afghanistan has Become the World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis," more than 20 million Afghans are on the brink of famine. You can access the report Here.
In Afghanistan, parents are sacrificing their bodies to feed their children while others consider selling their children to survive. The Telegraph interviewed Aziza, a mother of three children who said she is waiting to be matched with a patient who needs a kidney. She stated, "My children roam on the streets begging. If I don't sell my kidney, I will be forced to sell my one-year-old daughter."
Photo: from Parwan Distribution of Child and Family Relief Fund Campaign
About the Organizer
We have partnered to raise funds and support families who need urgent humanitarian aid. This campaign is organized by Jelena Woehr, Shepherd, Zikria Tory, Emily Kennedy, Carrie Carlin, and Beheshta Ahmadi. This is the second round of the Child and Family Relief Campaign.
Jelena Woehr is a writer, podcaster, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She is a supporter of locally-led direct aid and is pleased to assist Aseel, as an Afghan-founded organization, in responding to the hunger crisis in Afghanistan.
Shepherd is an American Farmer and community organizer who believes that food is a human right. He is joining other organizers of this campaign to raise funds and feed starving families in Afghanistan.
Carrie Carlin is a mother and physician in Southern Oregon. After a long search for a fully transparent, Afghan-led aid organization, she is honored to partner with Aseel to fight malnutrition in Afghanistan and keep local wholesalers and suppliers in the business.
Emily Kennedy is from Seattle, WA, USA. She is deeply concerned about hunger and malnutrition in children in Afghanistan and is delighted to partner with Aseel, Jelena, Beheshta, Carlin, Zikria, and local volunteers to help raise funds for supporting malnourished children and families.
Beheshta Ahmadi is from Afghanistan, and a witness to the suffering and the hunger Afghans are going through. She finds working with Aseel an opportunity to help her people get through the excruciatingly painful winters.
Zikria Tory is from Afghanistan. He is an active volunteer with Aseel. He knew about families starving to death and wanted to help them. There was no way, and then he came across Aseel Emergency Response. He started volunteering and raising funds. It had a positive impact, and he was able to support 73 families through Aseel. In addition, he partnered with Emily and Behishta to run a food drive to provide food packages for 150 families in Kunar. The campaign was a success, and the 150 families received food packages in April. Zikria is still in Afghanistan and has personally identified recipients for food packages in previous Aseel campaigns. To scale his efforts, he partnered with Jelena, Shepherd, Emily, Carrie Carlin and Beheshta.