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Human security

Emerging from almost 30 years of war has left 3.2 million Afghans as refugees making them the largest refugee group in Iran and Pakistan and some a few millions internally displaced in the country.

The deteriorating security situation and widespread use of mines is not only the cause of creating vulnerability to the people but natural disasters such the drought of 2011 that affected over 5 million people; floods along Amu river of 2009 and 2010 that affected thousands of families in North and the chronic emergencies due to severe winter months and avalanches that cripple people’s lives in central highlands has equally contributed in pushing people into brink of poverty. Both man-made and natural disasters have rendered the Afghans especially the poor, women and children vulnerable to abuse and created insecurity.

 We deepen our understanding of current conflict, its causes and impact on poor and excluded by integrating conflict analysis to our operations. We strive towards putting in place a conflict sensitive programming in the field. We focus towards participatory, people centric conflict resolution by promoting peace council involving men and women in the communities which is to ensures protection of civilians especially women and children, promotion of peace and deepening democracy.

 We respond to severe disasters to address immediate needs of the most vulnerable and disaster affected people. We work towards better understanding of the vulnerability of the communities we work with, invest and develop the capacity of the communities to reduce their vulnerability to disasters.

We ensure that the rights of affected people are protected and our humanitarian response measures are contributing to build resilience and coping capacity of the disaster affected people.

 

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