Impoverished deaf people in Uzbekistan receive winter aid

Impoverished deaf people in Uzbekistan receive winter aid

People with disabilities are often socially excluded in some Central Asian countries. Thus, they have particular problems finding work to support their families. The pandemic has dramatically exacerbated this problem. Last summer we received a call for help: some of...

Refugee Yezidi kids are happy about fruit and school

Refugee Yezidi kids are happy about fruit and school

For the third winter now, we have been able to distribute fresh fruit to nearly 100 families each week. The vast majority of family members are children. The past two winters had already seen a massive drop in colds among children. The vitamin intake from the fresh...

Literacy program for widows in Sharak-e Mustafa

Literacy program for widows in Sharak-e Mustafa

Not far from the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, over 400 families live in the settlement of Sharak-e Mustafa. They are almost exclusively widows with their half-orphans. Last spring we were able to provide them with food, as their income was insufficient due to...

Yazidis return to their homeland

Yazidis return to their homeland

In 2014, they were driven out of Shingal (also: "Sinjar") by IS and many of them were murdered, others were kidnapped as slaves. They belong to the Yazidi people (their proper name is: Ezidy or Esiden). The Esids have counted: The IS attack was the 74th genocide in...

Oppressed ethnic group in Afghanistan receives winter aid

Oppressed ethnic group in Afghanistan receives winter aid

  The ethnic group of the "Chalou", also called "Jat", leads a shadowy existence in Afghanistan. Chalous are often considered "morally unclean," or generally dirty or unclean. They have a hard time finding a decent job. Children and women can be seen begging on...

UN World Food Program WFP receives Nobel Peace Prize

UN World Food Program WFP receives Nobel Peace Prize

This year's Nobel Peace Prize goes to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This was announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee last Friday in Oslo. After the number of people suffering from hunger has decreased significantly since 2000, it has increased...

Shelter Now honorary member Norbert Blüm is dead

Shelter Now honorary member Norbert Blüm is dead

The German Shelter Now team grieves. International Director Taubmann: "Norbert Blüm visited Afghanistan with us. A few hours ago, Shelter Now heard of the death of its honorary member, former Federal Minister of Labor Dr. Norbert Blüm. "The news of his death shocked...

How do we respond to the corona pandemic?

How do we respond to the corona pandemic?

Our educational institutions are closed, other projects continue. The costs as well. We are preparing for a potential crisis in Afghanistan. The Corona Virus has Afghanistan and Kurdistan as well as our country under control. How do we respond? Our elementary school...

Rehabilitation center for former IS slaves

Rehabilitation center for former IS slaves

For several months we have been planning to establish a trauma therapy center for liberated IS slaves. How far has this progressed in the meantime? We have found and rented a very suitable, newly built house. This must now be prepared for the new purpose. Some...

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