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...

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...

Water is here!

Water is here!

WASH Project in Chaiyabuk, Northeast Afghanistan Our project manager reports: In this village - about 1 ½ hours by car from our office in Faizabad - we are running a WASH (Water, Sanitation and strong Hygiene) project. The aim is to reduce hygiene-related diseases...

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