Gul Ghotay and her daughter Naseema and Naseema's friend Latifa in blue.

Gul Ghotay, a widow lives with her two daughters and a son in Feristan IDP settlement. Her husband died five year ago. Her oldest son is separated and living in Herat with his family. Her second son has become an opium addicts and she doesn’t know about his fate anymore. Zalmay, 17, her youngest son and her lost hope has been affected with Tuberculosis TB in the settlement. The family was living in substandard makeshift home in the river bed of Feristan settlement. 

Though Zalmay is suffering from Tuberculosis, but he is the only breadwinner for his family of four. He has recently started selling sandwich in the market. 
 

“we weren’t bothered by heat neither were we cold in our village. We are suffering all the time since we have been displaced. My son was healthy and now he coughs for hours or sometimes he brings out all his clothes and the other time he feels cold and asking me to put all the blankets over him. He acts weirdly and sometimes he doesn’t want to eat for days. The doctors say he has to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and chicken meat, but the problem is that where can I get those all for him?”
 
“The doctors in Badghis told us to take him to Herat. We didn’t have enough to take him there. So I borrowed 10,000 AFN (Approx. $140) from my brother and took him there. The doctors give him some medicine and asked to visit them frequently.  Now I don’t have enough to take him in Herat or buy him medicine."


Zalmay, 17, is infected with tuberculosis in Feristan IDP settlement where he and his family lived for over five months. 

“I felt pain in the chest at the beginning and then was coughing. I didn’t tell my mom unless it got worst. I went to doctor and the doctors said I have been infected with tuberculosis. They gave me medicine for two months and asked me to visit them again. There have not been any changes or progress in my health. I still feel pain in my chest and coughing up blood.” 
Photo: NRC/Enayatullah Azad
AFGHANISTAN

Naseema (9) fikk nytt telt

Naseema (9) hadde bodd fem måneder under en enkel presenning da de kalde vintermånedene meldte seg i fjor. Familien rakk å flytte inn i et varmt telt fra Flyktninghjelpen før den bitende kulden satte inn. Nok en gang truer vinteren mennesker på flukt.

Ute på et goldt jorde hadde et tusentalls familier slått seg ned i en teltklynge nordvest i Afghanistan.

– Før tørken drev oss på flukt klarte vi oss bra. Vi hadde nok mat, og vi klarte å holde varmen gjennom vinteren. Livet på flukt er beinhardt og vi lider, fortalte enken Gul Ghotay, og dro det grønne teppet tettere rundt seg. Da vi møtte familien i fjor hadde de klart seg gjennom nok en bitende kald natt. Gradestokken var krøpet ned mot null grader i løpet av natten.

Slik kan du enkelt hjelpe en familie på flukt i vinterkulden.


– Jeg har bodd slik i fem måneder sammen med to døtre og én sønn. Mannen min døde for fem år siden, fortalte Gul.

From right to left: Naseema, 9, Gul Ghotay's second daughter and Naseema's friend Latifa (in blue) inside their makeshift home in Feristan IDP settlement. PHoto: NRC/Enayatullah Azad
Les billedteksten VENNINNER: Guls datter Naseema (9) og venninnen Latifa (til venstre) har overlevd nok en bitende kald natt. Nå gleder de seg til å flytte inn i et vinterisolert telt.

Drepende kulde

Familien Ghotay var én av mange tusen familiene som i fjor hadde forlatt sine hjem nord og vest i Afghanistan på grunn av tørke. Langvarig tørke hadde ødelagt livsgrunnlaget til bøndene og de var blitt tvunget til å trekke inn til de større byene for å få hjelp til å overleve. 

Visste du at for 600 kroner kan du gi en hel familie på flukt varme vinterklær? 


Mange hadde kun klart å få med seg det aller nødvendigste, andre stod helt på bar bakke. Nå stod vinteren for tur, og kulde og sykdommer hadde allerede begynt å kreve sine første ofre.

Slik fikk familien Ghotay nytt telt:

Gul Ghotay puts her finger prints at the bottom of paper to receive a tent from NRC in Qala-i-naw.

Gul Ghotay, a widow lives with her two daughters and a son in Feristan IDP settlement. Her husband died five year ago. Her oldest son is separated and living in Herat with his family. Her second son has become an opium addicts and she doesn’t know about his fate anymore. Zalmay, 17, her youngest son and her lost hope has been affected with Tuberculosis TB in the settlement. The family was living in substandard makeshift home in the river bed of Feristan settlement. 

Though Zalmay is suffering from Tuberculosis, but he is the only breadwinner for his family of four. He has recently started selling sandwich in the market. 
 

“we weren’t bothered by heat neither were we cold in our village. We are suffering all the time since we have been displaced. My son was healthy and now he coughs for hours or sometimes he brings out all his clothes and the other time he feels cold and asking me to put all the blankets over him. He acts weirdly and sometimes he doesn’t want to eat for days. The doctors say he has to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and chicken meat, but the problem is that where can I get those all for him?”
 
“The doctors in Badghis told us to take him to Herat. We didn’t have enough to take him there. So I borrowed 10,000 AFN (Approx. $140) from my brother and took him there. The doctors give him some medicine and asked to visit them frequently.  Now I don’t have enough to take him in Herat or buy him medicine."


Zalmay, 17, is infected with tuberculosis in Feristan IDP settlement where he and his family lived for over five months. 

“I felt pain in the chest at the beginning and then was coughing. I didn’t tell my mom unless it got worst. I went to doctor and the doctors said I have been infected with tuberculosis. They gave me medicine for two months and asked me to visit them again. There have not been any changes or progress in my health. I still feel pain in my chest and coughing up blood.” 
Photo: NRC/Enayatullah Azad
Les billedteksten FÅR TELT: Enken Gul Ghotay blir registrert og føres opp på listen for Flyktninghjelpens utdeling av telt.

I fjor vinter var Gul på Flyktninghjelpens kontor og lager nær leiren.

– Jeg signerte og det gikk ikke mange dagene før teltet ankom leiren, fortalte Gul.

Les billedteksten LOGISTIKK: Flyktninghjelpens ansatte sørger for at teltene distribueres og settes opp.

Lastebilen med telt ankom leiren og Flyktninghjelpens medarbeidere lesset av teltene.

NRC shelter advisor, Miriam Lopez, and team are on site busy demarcating the new location for the IDPs in Feristan2 settlement. The team assessed the suitability of the site for the IDPs and were just also creating more space for each family to have their tent home based on the agreed global criteria. Since many families use fire wood and another flammable material to keep themselves warm during the winter the team is also trying to create more space between the tents to prevent them from burning.  Photo: NRC/Enayatullah Azad
Les billedteksten TELT-EKSPERTEN: Miriam Lopez, som leder Flyktninghjelpens arbeid med å sette opp telt i leiren, og hennes team er i ferd med å rede grunnen for de nye teltene.

Miriam Lopez, som ledet Flyktninghjelpens arbeid med å sette opp telt i leiren, merket av hvor det nye teltet til familien Ghotay skulle stå.

– Teamet har sjekket grunnen og sørget for at det er nok plass mellom teltene, slik at vi minimerer brannfaren. Familiene bruker åpen ild til koking og oppvarming, forklarte Lopez.

Families are erecting tents in Feristan IDP settlement donated by NRC with support from ECHO. The Family Tent has 16 m2 main floor area, plus two 3.5m2 vestibules, for a total area of 23 m2, double-fold with ground sheet to house an entire family of eight. This family tents have a life span of 1 year, minimum, maintaining its sheltering and waterproofing capacities in all types of climates.
Photo: NRC/Enayatullah Azad
Les billedteksten GODE NABOER: Familie og naboer hjelper hverandre med å få opp de nye teltene.

Gul fikk anvist plassen hvor det nye teltet skulle settes opp. Naboene hjalp til, og snart var det nye teltet satt opp, føyde seg inn i rekkene av nye telt.

Gul Ghotay, a widow lives with her two daughters and a son in Feristan IDP settlement. Her husband died five year ago. Her oldest son is separated and living in Herat with his family. Her second son has become an opium addicts and she doesn’t know about his fate anymore. Zalmay, 17, her youngest son and her lost hope has been affected with Tuberculosis TB in the settlement. The family was living in substandard makeshift home in the river bed of Feristan settlement. 

Though Zalmay is suffering from Tuberculosis, but he is the only breadwinner for his family of four. He has recently started selling sandwich in the market. 
 

“we weren’t bothered by heat neither were we cold in our village. We are suffering all the time since we have been displaced. My son was healthy and now he coughs for hours or sometimes he brings out all his clothes and the other time he feels cold and asking me to put all the blankets over him. He acts weirdly and sometimes he doesn’t want to eat for days. The doctors say he has to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and chicken meat, but the problem is that where can I get those all for him?”
 
“The doctors in Badghis told us to take him to Herat. We didn’t have enough to take him there. So I borrowed 10,000 AFN (Approx. $140) from my brother and took him there. The doctors give him some medicine and asked to visit them frequently.  Now I don’t have enough to take him in Herat or buy him medicine."


Zalmay, 17, is infected with tuberculosis in Feristan IDP settlement where he and his family lived for over five months. 

“I felt pain in the chest at the beginning and then was coughing. I didn’t tell my mom unless it got worst. I went to doctor and the doctors said I have been infected with tuberculosis. They gave me medicine for two months and asked me to visit them again. There have not been any changes or progress in my health. I still feel pain in my chest and coughing up blood.” 
Photo: NRC/Enayatullah Azad
Les billedteksten KLAR TIL INNFLYTTING: Gul Ghotay og datteren Naseema (9) kan endelig flytte inn i et vinterisolert telt.

Etter fem måneder på flukt kunne endelig familien Ghotay flytte inn i et skikkelig vinterisolert telt. Teltene er på 23 kvadratmeter og kan huse en familie på seks. De er vanntette og vinterisolerte med dobbel duk og kraftig bunn. Teltene har minimum levetid på ett år.

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