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Distribution of Hygiene Kits at Girls' Elementary School "Ali Sharai"

JEN is improving school infrastructure in Kurram District, the most marginalized district in Pakistan, where schools and sanitation facilities have been destroyed due to terrorism, conflict, and sectarian strife. The aim is to improve sanitation and increase student enrollment, especially among girls. In addition, we are providing hygiene education.

Photo 1 shows the distribution of hygiene kits to students at Ali Sharai, a government girls' elementary school in the upper area of Kurram District, after conducting hygiene education (Photo 1). After explaining the contents of the hygiene kit, the JEN staff reconfirms that all students have received the hygiene kit.

The hygiene kit bag contains 4 soaps, 1 nail clipper, 1 toothbrush, 2 pieces  of toothpaste, 1 soap rest, 2 sets of towels, and 1 comb.

On the same day, we distributed hygiene kits for schools. The kit includes drinking water containers (1 for teachers and 3 for students), steel cups (5 for teachers and 10 for students), 6 plastic water jars for toilets, and 48 pieces of soap. Photo 2 shows the principal (left side) signing the handover form in front of the JEN staff (right side).

We are making good progress in educating students on hygiene and distributing hygiene kits. We hope to continue to keep everyone informed of our progress.


Students receiving hygiene kits



Handover of hygiene kits to the school

July 27, 2022 in Pakistan |


Second food distribution project completed this year

Since the political upheaval last August, Afghanistan has been in a state of food crisis. The invasion of Ukraine has also caused food prices to rise even higher, putting people in an increasingly difficult situation. Facing this situation, on June 19, the second food distribution project of the year was completed. We were able to deliver two months' worth of food packages to a total of 1,200 households in particularly vulnerable situations living in Nangarhar Province, located on the border with Pakistan. The United Nations warned that 22.8 million people, which equals to more than half of the population, would face severe hunger and that humanitarian needs would expand to record levels. In addition, 3.2 million children, which equals to half of all children under the age of five, are said to be at risk of acute undernutrition by the end of the year. In this situation, identifying 1,200 particularly vulnerable households was a difficult task. We established standards for the project, such as households with pregnant or lactating women and households headed by women, and proceeded the project in close coordination with other support organizations operating in the area.


Shortly after the project was completed, a strong earthquake struck southeastern Afghanistan in the early morning of June 22.

The number of victims reportedly already exceeds 1,000. In order to support the people affected by this earthquake, JEN is in the area and has begun surveying the situation. We will report as soon as we receive more information. We would appreciate your support.


We actually visited the home to check the situation.



A woman and her son receiving a food package.



July 4, 2022 in AfghanistanEmergency Support |