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New ways of facing challenges - Kharoti School project. ORD

One unintended effect of this project has been to trigger a potentially game-changing rapprochement between two tribes in the Paktya region of Afghanistan that had been in conflict for a very long time. The dispute over the ownership of the land required for the Kharoti school project brought to the surface a conflict that had been simmering for 30 years.

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Safe ground for development - the impact of demining. FSD

"We cannot use our land. Our children cannot walk safely." With these few words Emam Ali son of Nazar Ali, Deputy of Khahan District Governor, puts in a nutshell the effects of landmine contamination. Khahan district forms part of the remote and mountainous region of Darwaz, in the North Eastern part of Afghanistan bordering Tajikistan. This region has been pushed further into becoming a disadvantaged and neglected area by the direct threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) dating back to the 1980s conflict between the Soviets and the Mujahideen.

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Crosspollination of knowledge - Burn Trauma Centres. Wish International and ORD

Creating links by bridging borders is one of the core elements of the PATRIP approach. In this cooperative venture with two partners of the PATRIP Foundation - Wish International (Pakistan) and the Organization for Relief and Development (ORD, Afghanistan) - PATRIP's cross-border approach has moved onto a new level. The joint creation of Burn Trauma Centres (BTC) - exchanging expertise at various levels - has formed a flexible bond between the two NGOs, creating a structure that acts as an umbrella for other cross-border effects such as treatment access for patients.

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Crossing Borders - the Impact of the PATRIP Foundation approach  

Cross-border projects do not only provide valuable infrastructure. The process of selecting, reviewing, designing, constructing and maintaining the projects in consultation with local governments builds trust between border communities, creates links between officials and constituencies, facilitates trade and the development of new business opportunities, and helps to develop and expand market opportunities and licit livelihoods.


Road from Shugnan to Mai Mai - AKDN

In coordination with local government, AKDN surveyed an existing route extending from the district centre of Shughnan to the edge of Mai Mai district, and agreed on sections to construct or improve that would make the road passable by cars. Approximately 85km out of the 130km route has been rehabilitated.

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Is water from ponds safe for drinking? - BRSP

Ghaznali is a village situated in a border area of Noushki district where people used to have very miserable and disadvantaged lives. Communities did not have access to clean drinking water, good quality education, health services and other basic amenities such as electricity, gas, a road infrastructure etc.


The incidence of water-borne diseases was comparatively high because humans used to draw water for drinking and other domestic purposes from the same sources as animals.

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"Water is life " a Beneficiary Interview - Mission East

Islombeg-Bobo is a 67-year-old man from Ushkharv, a remote and mountainous village in Darvoz District Tajikistan, where he was born in 1945.

He lives in the village with eight other family members in a 3-room mud-and-stone house that is not earthquake resistant.