When the troops left Afghanistan, a crisis continued for the millions of residents who call the country home. 90% of people have lost their income, people can’t access adequate heating to survive the freezing winter temperatures and food and water is difficult to find. The country has experienced protracted drought conditions, punctuated by deadly flash floods. These challenges come at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic and issues at home have taken the media attention away from the humanitarian issues facing Afghanistan.
Ash Carl, Deputy Head of the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan joins Andrew and Josh on the show to discuss what its like to be an Australian living in one of the most challenging places on earth supporting communities impacted by a multi dimensional crisis. Ash explains what steps can be taken to build greater resilience in such a complex environment and discusses gender, aid, building human capital and how our listeners can consider a role with the United Nations.
Join us as we head to Kabul and speak with Ash Carl on Australia’s leading disaster podcast.