Our work in Afghanistan aims to promote human rights and relieve poverty. We are working towards reopening our citizens advice centres in Kabul and Pul-e Khumri and expanding our advice network to other parts of Afghanistan. We are the only charity in the UK that provides emergency humanitarian relief on the ground in Afghanistan as well as directly aiding beneficiaries within the UK as well.
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In 2013, we received funding from the UK’s Department for International Development to operate two citizens advice centres in Kabul and Pul-e-Khumri for two years. During that period, our centres provided free, confidential and often life-changing services.
We provided advice on a wide range of issues, helping those least able to access justice and rights, including women, young people, internally displaced people, returnees and the disabled. More than 6,000 people used our services, including 1,553 who received legal advice. More than 500 women received legal advice in our first year alone, with the majority looking for help with divorce, domestic violence and forced marriage.
The biggest single issue we help with is domestic violence, followed by unemployment, divorce, murder and poverty. We took cases to court and ran family mediation services, and we also referred people to other non-governmental organisations, local authorities, ministries and health services where appropriate. We ran sessions on promoting education for girls and boys, on maternal health, nutrition, diabetes, depression, women’s rights, disability rights, employment rights and the environment. We also ran a legal outreach service for women in prison and provided winter health checks for internally displaced people. We’re raising money to reopen these centres and continue their life-changing work.
How We Help
Years of conflict and political turmoil has pushed Afghanistan into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. More than half of the population are facing acute food insecurity and children are dying of hunger.
We provide emergency humanitarian relief to those in need on the ground in Afghanistan. This includes aid such as water, food, cash to families threatened by homelessness and clothing among other necessities.
We operated two citizens advice centres in Kabul and Pul-e-Khumri for two years. During that period, our centres provided free, confidential and often life-changing services.
Will you help?
We are always looking to expand our team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers.