After the turbulence that has ensued since the Taliban were handed back power over Afghanistan on the 15th August 2021 the Nowzad charity has worked extremely hard to re-establish our operations in Kabul.
We are extremely proud of our staff who stayed behind and have continued through what has been an absolutely hellish transition period to look after our donkey and horses (plus David the cow and Jaja the goat) whilst we planned how to restart. Many times, the Taliban have searched the Nowzad clinic and house as they have done to properties across Afghanistan. Sadly, some equipment and our Nowzad vehicle was confiscated. Just another hurdle to overcome.
We are truly happy to report that our Afghan ground team headed up by the extremely brave Dr Reshad have reopened the Nowzad clinic and our first clients were very quickly coming through the door. We have had a steady stream of working animal clients, particularly over worked donkeys struggling with wounds from ill fitting saddles or lack of sustainable daily nutrition. (This is part of a wider struggle for the whole population of Afghanistan as most aid money that the country relied on has been stopped from reaching those who desperately need it).