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Nadeem Mahammed

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Fundraising for Afghan Orphans

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  • Event: Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2013, 20 Oct 2013

Afghan Orphans

Afghan Orphans is a non-profit, non-governmental faith-based humanitarian organization with headquarters in England seeks to bring emergency relief to the poor, disaster victims, refugees, war orphans, children and families in desperate need, without any distinction of origin, race, and opinion.

Charity Registration No. 1121117

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Hi, 

For just over a year i have been running an average of 20-30 miles/week. I shall be running a half marathon to raise money for orphans in afghanistan who suffer from a lack of education, malnutirition and poverty. 

the afghanistan orphanage – statistics 2,000,000 children who are orphans

600,000 children sleep on streets
400,000 children are maimed from land mines
1,000,000 children suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome

1 in 10 children are severely malnourished and more than half suffer from stunted growth
1 in 4 children dies before age five (the fourth highest level in the world)
1 in 3 children suffer from iodine deficiency

  • Infant mortality rate is alarmingly high at 163 per 1,000 live births
  • Diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (conditions exasperated by malnutrition) account for around 41 per cent of all child deaths.
  • A shortage of safe drinking water adds to the already weak health status of many children. Measles is a major cause of child death.
  • Tetanus (which often results from unsanitary conditions at delivery) is a leading killer of mothers and their newborn babies.
  • Women and children have suffered the horrors of kidnapping, child trafficking, organ harvesting, sexual abuses and child labor in addition to appalling humiliation and degradation.

source:  The Afghanistan Orphanage

 

51% illiteracy rate, male youth (15-24 years)
82% illiteracy rate, female youth (15-24 years)
54% of girls are not enrolled in primary school
85% of girls are not enrolled in secondary school
26% of boys are not enrolled in primary school
62% of boys are not enrolled in secondary school
52% of population don’t have safe drinking water
63% of population don’t have improved sanitation facilities

source: UNICEF

 

Help me to help them by donating as much or as little as you can. 

Thanks for the support!

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