Following the restrictions imposed by the de facto administration on women’s education and work, the “Aseel” organization distributed food supplies to 250 women who had lost their jobs.
“Aseel” is a technological organization, part of which is dedicated to collecting humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. Through this effort, they have assisted half a million needy individuals in Afghanistan.
Samira Gohari, the press officer of this organization, said that they recently distributed food items to 250 families in Kabul, and this process is being extended to other provinces as well. Gohari added in a conversation with Khaama Press News Agency, “We identify and assist women who have lost their jobs or are the sole breadwinners of their families.”
This assistance includes flour, rice, oil, blankets, and other food items.
The organization emphasizes that it coordinates humanitarian aid through the “Aseelapp” program, collaborating with donors and United Nations agencies.
Sohaila, a teacher who lost her job after the arrival of the Taliban administration and needs humanitarian aid, said, “I live in Kabul’s Dehdana area. I was a teacher, and now I live in a rented house with an unstable financial situation.”
Meanwhile, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that one million women and 700,000 children in Afghanistan are deprived of humanitarian assistance due to budget shortages.
As Afghanistan grapples with many challenges, including political instability and economic uncertainty, the plight of these women and children underscores the critical importance of international solidarity.
The UN’s call for assistance highlights the need for swift action to ensure that aid reaches those most in need. It is a stark reminder that amidst the geopolitical complexities, the human cost of this crisis remains staggering, emphasizing the necessity for sustained efforts to provide humanitarian assistance and alleviate the suffering of those caught in the crossfire of these challenges.