Attack in Kabul school

Attack in Kabul school

On Tuesday morning, April 19, a cruel and inhumane attack was committed on Abdul Rahim Shahid High School. Journalists are suppressed from publishing and are not allowed to report on the real extent, but according to our information, three explosions killed at least...

Winter arrival in Kurdistan – up to minus 12 degrees

Winter arrival in Kurdistan – up to minus 12 degrees

Emergency aid for Esidys in refugee camp On January 24, we were able to provide 600 families with 40 liters of kerosene each for tent heaters. Thousands of refugee Esidys live in tents in freezing temperatures. In the course of the last weeks, it has become colder and...

Flooding in Herat – Western Afghanistan

Flooding in Herat – Western Afghanistan

On Monday 17.01.2021, in the evening hours, our project coordinator received a call for help from WFP*: Ninety-six families who had been internally displaced near the city of Herat, living in tents or simple mud huts, had been victims of a tidal wave. The water had...

Our main office in Kabul has been reopened!

Our main office in Kabul has been reopened!

Shelter Now officially approved by the new government. "We are all relieved and happy that our longstanding work in Afghanistan has received the approval of the current government!" Says Georg Taubmann, International Director of Shelter Now. To this end, the new...

The WFP project in Herat continues!

The WFP project in Herat continues!

Afghanistan - Most of our projects are interrupted, but: The WFP project in Herat continues! Shelter Now has been working as a partner of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) for more than 30 years. This means: WFP provides the food and we take care of the distribution....

Shelter Now Kabul – Office closed temporarily

Shelter Now Kabul – Office closed temporarily

All of Afghanistan is now under Taliban control. In fact, there is a new government. Thank God there has been no massive bloodshed in the capital so far, and we all are hoping that it will not come to that. Some of our 40 or so projects in the country are continuing,...

Fire in refugee camp

Fire in refugee camp

In the so-called "Sharya Camp", a refugee camp with Yazidis in northern Iraq, there was a major fire two weeks ago. 450 tents burnt down within 30 minutes. "We had a very narrow escape," one resident tells us, "but we lost everything."   After almost seven years...

We got saffron again!

We got saffron again!

13 years ago, we started a project that we couldn't have known at the time how successful it would become. We have introduced about a dozen farmers to the production of saffron. To do this, we had to give them the bulbs of saffron crocus, fertilizer and know-how free...

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