Afghanistan is a country which had previously had a fragile economy, however since Covid-19 has reached the country, it has created turmoil.
In Afghanistan, 50 percent of the population lives under the poverty line, with less than £1 in income every day and sometimes every week. 70% of the Afghan population eat as they earn, meaning that they go to work and whatever they make that day, they use to feed their families at night. Many Afghan workers abroad have lost their jobs, falling into despair. During this lockdown, there are over 8 million Afghans in shortage of goods and 2.5 million Afghans in serious need of basic nutritious supply. With the donations received, food packages, health and well-being supplies and money will be given directly to those in need.
With a population of 35 million, there is only one laboratory able to test for the virus using oral swabs and this is Kabul's central public health laboratory, it has just three machines. In hospitals there are very few medical staff and lack of equipment such as protective masks, hand sterilisers and medical ventilators is the norm. The influx will place greater strain on Afghanistan’s fragile health system. With the donations received, disposable gloves, face masks and other medical equipment will be provided to the hospitals which are most vulnerable.
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) said Allah said: "Spend on charity, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.”
“A man is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour is hungry.” Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
“The best among you are those who bring greatest benefits to many others.” Hadith Meal