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.
With the withdrawal of western troops, the security situation will remain the major challenge in the further development of our Afghan project locations in 2021, 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.
Children in Afghanistan still suffer terribly. And cleft children are particularly hard hit: along with all the other problems, they also have little chance to receive a safe operation in the country. Please help these cleft children in Afghanistan with your donation. Every child counts!
The people of Afghanistan are suffering the consequences of decades of war and political unrest: high child and maternal mortality, malnutrition, polio, violence against women and girls. Despite the end of the Taliban regime in 2001, the security situation is still very tense, violent attacks are part of people’s everyday lives. As a result, many families live in extreme poverty in the underdeveloped country. It remains to be seen how this situation will develop after the withdrawal of Western troops in 2021.
Children are especially hard hit: 600,000 girls and boys under the age of five are severely malnourished, 30 percent of the children have to do child labor, and more than one million are orphans.