Help Stop the Suffering Campaign for the UNHCR

We hope you have all had the opportunity to learn about our 2011 Help Stop the Suffering Campaign. The campaign, which began November 1st, has raised enough to fund 12 shelters giving 72 people a home, hope and a safe haven from the harsh winters and brutal summers in Afghanistan.

  • Just $56 provides shelter tool kits for four families;
  • $103 provides necessary building materials for an entire shelter for a family of six;
  • $338 provides the doors and windows to complete a shelter;
  • $1,500 makes it possible for a family to construct their home from start to finish and begin a new life with renewed hope and safety.

All proceeds benefit the shelter program with the UNHCR.  Each shelter houses a family of six and saves them from the harsh winters and brutal summers in Afghanistan. Change lives, donate now.

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Grantee Update – TKHF welcomes EMERGENCY USA

TKHF is proud to welcome our newest grantee, EMERGENCY USA. A grant was provided late in 2011 that was allocated towards the purchase of a mobile ultrasound machine to be used in EMERGENCY’s maternity center in Anabah, Afghanistan.  We look forward to sharing stories from the field over the coming months.

EMERGENCY USA supports programs that provide free, medical and surgical care that is of the highest standards to victims of war, landmines and poverty worldwide.  All facilities are designed, built and managed by their independent, neutral and non-governmental parent organization, EMERGENCY, based in Italy.  EMERGENCY’s international personnel are committed to professionally train local staff.

EMERGENCY began working in Afghanistan in 1999 and since then has built three surgical centers in Anabah, Kabul and Lashkar-Gah.  In addition, a maternity center was built. EMERGENCY has set up a network of 30 first aid posts and health centers that allow expedited treatment for patients living in isolated areas.

The maternity center, where the mobile ultrasound is located, has been in operation since June 2003.  More than 13,000 babies have been born at the center, which has also started a program for pre-natal care to monitor the pregnancies of mothers in a region of the world with one of the highest mother and infant mortality rates.

Babies of Anabah maternity center

Receiving treatment at Anabah maternity center

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Mother and baby resting at Anabah maternity center

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