May 9, 2016

Landslide in Badakshan

Badakhshan is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the most northern part of the country, between Tajikistan and northern Pakistan. Part of the Himalayan mountain chain commonly referred to as the ‘Roof of the World’, this region is prone to frequent landslides with disastrous consequences on local populations. Although the region’s soils are rich in natural resources, Badakhshan remains one of the world’s poorest zones. For these reasons, emergency humanitarian work is deemed crucial for distressed locals.

To answer their needs, we have launched two fundraising campaigns addressed to our regular donors, and through the “Global Giving” crowdfunding platform.

Two projects were achieved thanks to donations. Our first response was directed to the population of the Argo district, to provide those who had lost their homes and their access to drinking water with gravity water filters. Our second intervention took place in the district of Jurm, where equipment was sent to chosen households to help them winterize their homes and survive the region’s harsh winters.