Welfare Aid is running a medical support campaign for the people of Afghanistan where health care system has collapsed

Medical Aid -  Afghanistan

Dear Donors,

Welfare Aid is working with its partner in Afghanistan to support a recently constructed hospital in Daykundi where there is a dire need of supplies and funds to cover other medical costs.

Welfare Aid International is now able to receive Khums payments on behalf of the office of Ayatullah Sistani in Afghanistan (see the reference permission below). Donors will receive a receipt from Welfare Aid International as well as the office of Ayatullah Sistani in Afghanistan.

Khums payments will be used to fund various relief projects run in coordination with the office and local charity organisations.

The first project for which we are appealing to donors is to staff and equip a hospital in Daykundi. This hospital was recently built through charitable donations. The building itself is ready for use but currently there is no medical equipment. What is now urgently needed is to staff and equip this hospital. One of the main services this hospital will be providing is facilities for pregnant women to receive antenatal care and give birth in safer and more hygienic conditions. The hospital is situated in a vulnerable area of Daykundi housing minority communities.

We urge donors to make general and khums donations to this cause so that this hospital can begin to offer services to the local community as soon as possible.

Current Situation in Afghanistan

Decades of war, recurring natural hazards, chronic poverty, drought, widespread food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in millions of Afghans in need of humanitarian assistance – more than half the country’s population. 

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Afghanistan said that 25 million people in Afghanistan are facing poverty. “19 million people are facing food insecurity, 25 million people are living in poverty, 5.8 million people are in protracted internal displacement, and thousands of houses are damaged by floods and earthquakes. To survive the winter, they require food, nutrition support, warm clothing & a roof over their heads,"

 In 2022, there has been a significant increase in the number of children under five years of age being admitted to hospital inpatient departments with severe acute malnutrition (IPDSAM), reaching more than 34,000 children through September 2022.

A significant increase in measles cases compounds the nutrition situation in the country. In 2022, an upward tick in measles cases was observed weekly until the 15th week and has decreased each week since. From Jan. 1 to Sept. 10, there were 3,514 lab-confirmed cases of measles in the country.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy: Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis

ALJAZEERA: Medics overwhelmed as Afghanistan healthcare crumbles

How you can help

You can donate general donation and Khums* (Ayt. Sistani)

Account Details:
Welfare Aid International
BSB 313140
Acc no: 12375608
Reference: AFAID [your-mobile#-for-rcpt]

If paying Khums then use Reference: AFAID Khms [your-mobile#-for-rcpt]

Khums Permission Reference