6464 – Telephone helpline available in Northern Afghanistan
Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, 2nd April 2016 – Since recently, an anonymous telephone helpline is available to the provinces of Northern Afghanistan. Its services can now be used in Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar provinces. By calling 6464, Afghan men and women can get information and counselling on legal, psychological and religious matters. The number is toll free and has been well received in Southern and Eastern parts of the country, where it has been operational since 2013 already. The German as well as the Dutch and Finnish governments are funding the extension of the telephone helpline at a cost of about AFN 25 million.
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