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07/24/2014

Nothing could stop us

After Japan Platform approved the proposal of Emergency Assistance for flood damages in Baghlan province, JEN-Afghanistan has started to prepare new office, recruitment and initiated procurement process.  According to the plan, JEN team has started the project activities in Puli Khumri/ Baghlan.

In the response of huge flash floods which occurred in June 2014 in Guzargah-e-Noor district of Baghlan province JEN team is already in the target area. It is the month of Ramadan and we can’t eat or drink for more than 16 hours a day.  When we go to field we eat Sahari (breakfast at 3 am) and move toward Guzargah-e-Noor district to assess the situation and select targeted beneficiaries for tents and hygiene kits. That area is far so that’s why we have to leave very early to reach there on time.

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It’s mentionable that when we visit flood affected families we have to cross 3 districts to reach to Guzargah-e-Noor district from our office in Puli Khurmi, the road is not asphalted and it’s a bumpy. The condition is already bad because of flash floods.

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The other day it took 5.5 hours travel when we reach to a hilltop named Pulfi where the road was blocked, one of our colleague said that it’s really hard to pass this hilltop let’s turn back to base (the height of this peak is approximately 2871m). What should we do? After discussion we decided that nothing can stop us and we have to move forward. We waited for caterpillar to open the road and after clearing we crossed it.

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After travelling a few kilometers there was another road blockage, but due to our team spirit, confidence, leadership and inspiration which team leader gave to other colleagues, finally we could reach to the targeted area.

Some of the villages are completely demolished due to floods and the people are in the urgent need of shelters, FI & NFI, Cash payment and livestock to restore their normal life level because they have nothing of human being basic needs. JEN is trying it is best to support some of the most vulnerable people with its project.

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Senior Field Officer
Hameedullah



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July 24, 2014 in Afghanistan |