We have been working to help children with cleft lip and palate in Afghanistan since 2010. Unfortunately the security situation remains difficult. Attacks by the Taliban and other radical groups are part of people’s everyday lives. Due to this situation, many families have lost everything and live in extreme poverty. As a result, access to medical care in the country is poor. In addition, many hospitals have been destroyed and there is a lack of qualified doctors.
Since the taliban took over power in Afghanistan, the security situation will remain the major challenge in the further development of our Afghan project locations in 2023, more than 20 years after the start of the war in the Hindu Kush. As always, it is children who suffer the most. We do all we can to help as many cleft children in Afghanistan as possible with free surgeries.