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Asuntha Charles and Reyhana Patel

Asuntha Charles is national director of World Vision Afghanistan. Reyhana Patel is the director of communications and government relations for Islamic Relief Canada.

Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have pushed millions of people in Afghanistan to the edge of starvation. Today, Canadian organizations of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and creeds have had enough. We have united in launching the ‘Aid for Afghanistan’ public campaign to remove these barriers, including the amendment of the Criminal Code, to allow humanitarian organizations to resume their programs. To date, the Government of Canada has not provided assurances to minimize Canadian humanitarian organizations’ risks, write Asuntha Charles and Reyhana Patel. Photograph courtesy of Herat, Afghanistan/World Vision
Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have pushed millions of people in Afghanistan to the edge of starvation. Today, Canadian organizations of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and creeds have had enough. We have united in launching the ‘Aid for Afghanistan’ public campaign to remove these barriers, including the amendment of the Criminal Code, to allow humanitarian organizations to resume their programs. To date, the Government of Canada has not provided assurances to minimize Canadian humanitarian organizations’ risks, write Asuntha Charles and Reyhana Patel. Photograph courtesy of Herat, Afghanistan/World Vision