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  • On Friday 7th October 2016, Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) donated 125 tents and 100 Non Food Item packages to the Governor of Takhar to support 750 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Kunduz.
    FOCUS
  • Following the devastating landslide in Abi Barik village of Argo district, Badakhshan, FOCUS formed part of the assessment team and provided food and non-food items to 700 families affected families.
    FOCUS / AKF
  • School Emergency Response Teams (SERTs) participate in a search and rescue simulation as part of their capacity building training. Over 50% of SERTs are women.
    FOCUS
  • To increase awareness on disaster preparedness, FOCUS organises community based initiatives such as a theatre performances to disseminate key messaging.
    FOCUS
  • As part of FOCUS’ School Safety initiative, students participate in a school disaster awareness competition in Ishkashim, Badakhshan.
    FOCUS
Humanitarian assistance
Afghanistan is highly prone to multiple natural disasters including earthquakes, landslides, flooding, and avalanches. Earthquakes occur frequently, particularly in the mountainous north and north-eastern areas of the country, and often trigger landslides. Floods are common in the spring when snow begins to melt and rainfall is heavy. Many of the at-risk communities are located in remote areas, and disaster relief efforts are make more difficult by the volatile security situation. Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) has been active in Afghanistan since 1996, when it was set up to respond to the acute food shortages caused by the ongoing conflict.