Afghanistan is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries on earth. Three decades of war have taken a punishing toll on the Afghan people. Basic services like health care, water, roads, and education have been neglected for far too long. Though some remote regions live in relative peace, they endure frequent natural disasters, unreliable harvests, malnutrition, minimal access to health care, unclean water, and poor sanitation.
In recent years, Afghanistan has had the world's highest infant mortality rate and the second highest mortality rate for children under five. The deadly combination of conflict, disasters, and unsustainable land practices have pushed people to their limits, locked in a constant struggle for survival. Life expectancy in Afghanistan is just 48 years.
Medair has been actively providing relief and recovery in the country since 1996.
Remote communities in Bamyan and Wardak provinces are extremely vulnerable to flooding, drought, and harsh weather conditions. They also have very limited access to safe water, latrines, or health care. Despite life-threatening needs, few organisations are active to provide them with assistance.
Safe shelter is at the very core of human survival and dignity. Infrastructure like roads, bridges, schools, and clinics help communities recover from crisis and build a better future.