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Afghanistan Mursal Ragheb

Field Monitor
A Day in the life of CTG Staff
My work as a Field Monitor helps uplift people who have been displaced due to conflicts, people who have food and livelihood insecurity, and those whose rights are infringed.

I chose to work with CTG because I wanted to help people affected by conflict and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) through humanitarian projects. My role is to monitor the implementation of humanitarian activities including food distribution, conduct post distribution monitoring, and carry out assessments on IDPs.

My work helps uplift people who have been displaced due to conflicts, people who have food and livelihood insecurity, and those whose rights are infringed. Crises-affected people and IDPs in the rural areas in Balkh province live in very poor conditions; it’s a positive feeling to see their smiling faces when they receive humanitarian aid.

I feel grateful that CTG provided me the opportunity to help out people in need and proud that we can make a positive impact in these communities.

My team helps and train disadvantaged men and women so that they become self-sufficient, with the aim of them fulfilling their own basic needs in the future. We help farmers whose lands are affected by drought and don’t have an alternative source of income. We also work to improve the conditions of children and mothers who live in remote rural areas and don’t have access to nutritious food and medical facilities.

Working in insecure districts – particularly near to Taliban territories – is a challenge since Taliban don’t want to support humanitarian projects. I am aware that I have to be careful every time I travel to remote districts for assessment and food distribution. It’s also challenging to work in the local communities whose people are against women working on the field. Despite these challenges and threats, I love what I do and I’m proud of serving vulnerable communities, particularly women, through humanitarian projects.

During the past 17 years, we have had significant achievements particularly in the promotion of women’s rights and democracy and I am hopeful for the future of Afghanistan. The peace talks with Taliban is also promising news.

CTG works to meet immediate humanitarian needs as well as reducing vulnerability and building resilience in crisis-affected communities. It is a privilege for me to be a member of the CTG family in Afghanistan working to change the lives of the people.

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