Winter aid is coming to Kabul

Women and kids receive winter clothing and other supplies from volunteers of the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by: Monica R. Nelson / CC BY

Winter is fast approaching in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the Danish Refugee Council is making sure the most vulnerable households in Chara-e-Qamber — the largest informal settlement in the city — are all geared up for the cold season.

The organization has started distributing firewood and waterproof sheets to more than 1,000 families in Chara-e-Qamber who are either displaced people fleeing conflict or returning refugees having a hard time reintegrating back to their places of origin. The winter assistance, according to DRC Country Representative in Afghanistan Stefano Cordella, will help keep them “warm and cook,” especially since they are only living in tents and mud houses.

The organization plans to expand assistance to the displaced in Kabul in 2012. It aims to promote sustainable and durable solutions focusing on livelihood support to the displaced populations in informal settlements in the city and two reintegration sites in the surrounding capital.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.