Women like Karima need our help now

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Karima’s seven-month-old baby being examined at a CARE mobile health clinic in Afghanistan.

 

The conflict in Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex and longstanding humanitarian crises. Like many other conflicts, it is disproportionately impacting women and girls. This is why we urgently need your help.

During a crisis, there is a heightened risk of infant and mother mortality. Globally, 60% of preventable maternal deaths take place in fragile settings, like Afghanistan. Access to healthcare for women in a crisis is absolutely crucial.

You may remember Natasha's story from Ukraine and Farah’s story from Syria. They are two women in different parts of the world experiencing the similar trauma of living through a crisis. Karima in Afghanistan is yet another woman who is living through conflict.

Karima brought her seven-month-old baby to CARE’s mobile health clinic in the Balkh province of Afghanistan. Her baby had been suffering from an illness of the chest. After an examination, the doctor advised Karina to take her baby to the closest specialised hospital to receive treatment.

Our mobile health teams provide critical health services to remote communities. With your help, we are able to provide essential healthcare for pregnant women and new mothers. We also provide cash assistance to support the treatment in hospitals of children like Karima’s.

Thankfully, we were able to reach Karima and her child, but there are many more women who urgently need our help. A gift today could help ensure that women and girls in conflicts all around the world get the support they need.

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For more than 75 years, CARE has worked alongside communities to provide vital help in crises like Afghanistan. And it’s because of you that we’re able continue to reach out to those most in need.

 

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