As winter approaches, families in Afghanistan are at risk. They want to return home before the coldest weather hits but unexploded bombs, landmines and improvised devices remain a deadly threat. Your support is giving them shelter.
To ensure people have somewhere safe to live through the winter months, UNHCR planned to build 50 permanent shelters at Tirin Kot and 50 permanent shelters in Qalat. But work could not begin whilst the ground was littered with unexploded bombs, IEDs and landmines.
HALO's teams made the area safe—clearing 16,800 square meters of ground—the size of two city blocks in Manhattan. With the explosives now destroyed, the shelters can be built. Your support is ensuring vulnerable families have shelter for the winter.