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The people of Afghanistan are facing catastrophic hunger and it will only get worse in the coming weeks. We must act now to help them.
Families in Afghanistan cannot afford to buy food and children are dying. Health services are struggling to treat malnourished mothers and children as they lack medicines and supplies.
The head of the World Food Programme describes the situation as “the worst humanitarian crisis on earth.” Over three million children under five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by March 2022, with at least a million of them at risk of dying.
Even before the recent conflict, change of government and collapse of the economy, people were struggling to survive the worst drought in 27 years, the effects of years of conflict and the disruption caused by the pandemic. Now, chronic poverty and hunger have deepened and those who fled their homes in recent months are facing temperatures as low as -12 without suitable shelter.
DEC charities are in Afghanistan providing lifesaving aid but we urgently need your help:
- £30 could provide treatment to three children suffering from malnutrition for three weeks
- £50 could provide blankets for 10 people this winter
- £100 could provide emergency food to a family for three months