Dasht-e-Barchi School Blast

Our country is faced with another tragedy targeting students. On May 8th a deadly blast at  Sayed ul Shuhada school in west Kabul in the neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi took the lives of dozens of students, most of them girls. 

This school was a joint school for boys and girls and the targeted students were between the ages of 11 and 15. Residents nearby the school told reporters that the blast was deafeningly loud. The explosion is still being investigated and the death and injured toll is expected to climb. Last year in the same area, a hospital was attacked killing new borns and their mothers. No one has claimed responsibility yet. 

In these last 5 days of Ramadan and the most powerful nights of the holy month,  we are raising funds immediately to help families of this devastating and senseless attack. All donations will be hand delivered in cash to the victims' families.

Who are we?
We are not an NGO, Humanitarian Agency or registered charity. We are simply a group of 6 individual volunteers from U.S., U.K., and Kabul, and do what we can to help the most vulnerable Afghans in emergencies, in any way we can.

Where will your donations go and what sort of aid will your donations provide?
For this campaign we will be distributing the donations as cash relief to the victims’ families of this devastating tragedy. 

How do we work?
When a crisis occurs, we respond by creating a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for the victims of natural or manmade disasters, immediately. During the time of fundraising, our on the ground volunteers visit the site of emergency multiple times to accurately assess for donation recipients. We document this process on our social media platforms for our donors, supporters and followers to see first hand how we survey the situation.  

Once we meet our fundraising goal, we request from our crowd-funding source to withdraw the donations. This can take anywhere from 7-10 days. For this campaign, our volunteer in the U.S. will receive the funds and wire it to our team on the ground. This can take an additional 7-10 days. During this time we update our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with posts to keep our donors in the loop.

When we have the funds in hand, our on the ground volunteers returns to the site and begins the distribution phase. We document this step and post photos or videos (maybe both) on our social media platforms. We do this so you can see where your donations are going and how they are being handled. 

How can you ensure your donations will go to people in need?
We post and document the assessment and distribution phases on all of our social media platforms. We regularly update our social media with notifications in the assessment and distribution phases. 

For previous fundraising campaigns, visit our Instagram page @emergencyreliefafg. 

Still have questions?
Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook @emergencyreliefafg and on Twitter @ereliefafg. If you have any questions you can drop us a message on any of these platforms.

Thank you!


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