Almost a year after the Taliban occupied Afghanistan, the country is in a hypocritical peace. However, several areas remain in the conflict between different militant groups and movements. In regions where there is no active fighting, the Taliban continue to expand their control, suppressing personal rights and freedoms, for example, through extensive propaganda efforts via political and religious channels. Women and girls in particular suffer under the Taliban regime, which denies them access to educational and training institutions and further prohibits basic personal rights to live out an independent and self-determined daily life.

The violent takeover, after the withdrawal of NATO troops, plunged the country’s economy into an abyss. Most of the population lives below the poverty line and has limited access to food and medical supplies. Over half of the Afghan population is in acute famine. Due to droughts, national farmers have great difficulty in harvesting crops. As a result, the food supply is largely in the hands of international and national aid organizations.

Intervening in this crisis situation, we are engaged in the development of comprehensive strategies and projects for the provision of humanitarian aid as well as the support of organizations, such as the “Afghanistan, Hilfe die ankommt” e.V. Our approach involves the creation of or access to complex logistics as well as personal contacts and local knowledge in order to provide aid supplies in a targeted manner. Furthermore, we are active in the conception of a safe access to education for girls and young women, thus counteracting the expansion of gender inequalities and enabling a steady emancipation of Afghan women.