Utilizing a decentralized network built on Afghan ownership, we provide humanitarian aid and support to people where it is needed most.
Donate now to support vulnerable individuals and families by helping us provide direct relief to cover a month’s worth of food costs.
Donate now to help us implement sustainable agricultural projects, to help people become self-reliant through farming.
Donate now to provide crucial support to single mothers. Your donation will directly impact their financial stability, food security, and childcare needs.
In the regions of Kunduz, Mazar-e Sharif, Wardak, and Kabul, immediate relief for families and vulnerable people is offered in the form of food supplies.
A family of four needs between 30 USD and 40 USD to provide themselves with flour, rice, bread, tea, etc. for one month. From 200 USD, we can provide about 100 people with food for one day.
The distribution is done with trusted local partners who are on the ground and are experienced. We want to give families the chance to assemble food boxes according to their needs. In places where this is not an option, we will provide people with the most basic necessities via pre-made food boxes.
In the northern Afghan provinces of Badakhkhan and Balkh, agricultural support is provided through donations by purchasing chickens, bee families, plants, and seeds for prospective farmers. Additionally, wells are built to secure the water supply in places without access to water but with sufficient agricultural land. Our goal is to enable people to support themselves independently long-term through agriculture.
After receiving the donations, the prospective farmers learn the necessary know-how to enable them to cultivate their land sustainably and independently. Subsequently, to prepare the soil for cultivation, tractors are rented for one day.
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In the future, we plan to provide this type of assistance in other provinces where Yari has networks and staff. Our focus lies on rural areas because people outside the cities usually live in higher poverty, cut off from most aid programs.
Yari’s local network plans to support single mothers by providing them with money and food donations. Volunteers within our networks will go to neighborhoods where women in need stay with their families. Following the Taliban takeover in August 2021, we successfully approached single mothers with care and sensitivity to their circumstances to provide them with assistance. Additionally, there is the option to provide care and counseling for families to support them even further. For now, this support is provided in Kabul Mazar-e Sharif, Kunduz, and Badakhshan.
Every single mother receives between $30 and $40 per month as ongoing support, which covers the food costs for one month.
Although the volunteers do not receive a salary, each volunteer is paid approximately 100 to 120 USD per month to cover their costs for transportation and food.
Due to the conflict that has lasted for decades, the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated drastically. According to UN estimates, more than 90% of the Afghan population currently suffers from hunger, lack of medical care, and the devastating economic situation. Estimates indicate that approximately 4.62 billion U.S. dollars are needed to provide aid for Afghanistan. (Source: UN)
The severe impact of the climate crisis worsens the humanitarian catastrophe: In 2023, the country experienced another drought. Additionally, temporary severe floods and earthquakes occur in Afghanistan. Living conditions become particularly precarious during winter, as temperatures drop to life-threatening lows. Children and women are particularly affected. Given the critical situation, we aim to address the most urgent and basic needs through our projects.
Yari Relief is the humanitarian pillar of the registered non-profit German-Afghan NGO Mediothek for Afghanistan e. V., based in Kabul and Berlin. Due to the current humanitarian crisis, the Mediothek is presently focusing on alleviating the dramatic situation in Afghanistan.
Since the late 1990s, we have been primarily involved in Afghanistan as an independent relief organization to contribute to the long-term development of the country. The Mediothek was founded in 1993 and has since promoted education, supported cultural actors, and trained journalists in Afghanistan.
We place particular importance on ownership and eye-level cooperation. In Afghanistan, we mainly employ Afghans as project staff, as the work on-site requires a high level of local competence, and the development of mutual trust with local partners is essential in a conflict-intensive environment.