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Dorothee
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| 12:39 PM Jul 21 2018

Dorothee

Germany

Supermarkets which sell this ice cream in Germany warn customers about buying the ice cream ‘Viennetta Chocolate’ with the lot code L8047BA004 and the best before date Febuary 2020. As it seems workers accidentally put hazelnuts inside and the amount is big enough to be a potential danger to people who are allergic to hazelnuts.
What this has to do with Afghanistan? It is commonly known that Turkey practices child labor by using the children of refugees in the production of their hazelnuts. They are the biggest producer of hazelnuts on earth, making it extremely likely that the hazelnuts in this product were produced by underage refugees – most likely from Afghanistan. This provides also non-allergic people with a reason to avoid this inadequate ice-cream due to its high amount of hazelnuts.

| 12:34 PM Mar 02 2018

Dorothee

Germany

The German monthly newspaper “GEO” says that in Harat (Afghanistan) a group of teenage girls from a local school once founded their own small organization of inventors and mechanics. For example they built cheap washing mashines they sold to local citizens. Once they even invented a robot to be used in the agricultural sector. To win a larger public for their invention, but also to draw people’s attention to the situation of their nation they wanted to participate in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. However their apply initially was turned down due to their origin. As it seems however the responsible institutions then had a change of mind – due to reasons not explained by “GEO” – and the girls now finally got their visa and their approval by the makers of this competition.

| 02:53 AM Feb 24 2018

Dorothee

Germany

“GfbV” says that in Afghanistan hundreds of Kuchi-nomads currently are trapped at the border to Pakistan. As in Afghanistan weather conditions are hostile in winter they usually spend this season in the more hospitable Pakistan. Now however Pakistan blocked its borders. They let nobody through to prevent refugees from getting from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Many Kucki lost cattle, sheep and goats as the region where they are trapped offers so little for these animals to eat that they starve to death.

| 11:55 AM Dec 29 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Domradio” says that this week in Afghanistan’s capital Khabul the IS killed at least 41 Shia-Muslims out of Shiaphobia.

| 04:56 AM Dec 28 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Oh! Thank you, stephaniejack!
I didn’t know about this website.
“Tagesschau” had a report about the “Deckel drauf e.V.” today. This is an aid-organisation that collects old refastenable lids so as to raise money for the vaccination of children in India, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan against polio. These are the only four countries where polio hasn’t gone extinct yet.
“Deckel drauf e.V.” collects lids made of synthetic material, but not cork, PET or metal. Then they sell them to companies that recycle things like these.
One of the adresses where they accept your donation of lids:
Deckel drauf Friesen
Grüne Au 40
96317 Kronach
Deutschland

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