The Salvation Army in the UK is a private charity that provides a range of services including health care, housing and employment to the UK’s overseas population.
But when a charity has run out of cash, it turns to charities in Afghanistan.
A group of Afghans living in the country say they’ve been forced to rely on the Salvation War Room charity for shelter and basic necessities.
A Salvation Army worker works at a shelter for homeless people in Kabul, Afghanistan, in this February 18, 2021 file photo.
The Salvation Army said in a statement that it was “disappointed” that people in Afghanistan had not been able to access the charity’s shelter and it was working with local authorities to provide assistance.
“The Salvation War Rooms is now working with Afghan authorities to improve the safety of homeless people,” it said.
“Our aim is to make the shelter operational and safe for the homeless and help the homeless get back on their feet.”
In the past two weeks, the Salvation Armys shelter in Kabul has had its food rations, a heating system and a toilet built.
In addition, the charity said it had provided blankets, water, hygiene kits, clothing, a laptop computer, and a small fridge for the shelter’s residents.
It said that it has also been providing shelter to about 200 Afghan men and women in the past month, including several who are receiving medical treatment.
As the war in Afghanistan continues, many people in the area are looking for places to live and to start new businesses.
But it’s a challenge that’s likely to be even more challenging once the war ends.
At the time of writing, the Afghan government had yet to respond to requests for comment from ABC News.