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Afghanistan Crisis Appeal

Children are starving as Afghanistan faces the worst drought in decades. Your donation will help save lives.

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Act now to save lives

Afghanistan is in the grip of a catastrophic food shortage – half of the population don’t have enough to eat. 

Your support will help our local partners provide emergency food packages to people suffering from hunger.

The generous donations of our supporters have already made a difference – thousands of families have received life-saving support. But the situation is getting worse every day.

‘We are not living like normal humans,’ says Muhannad, a 38-year-old father of three. ‘How will life go on in a family without bread, clothes, fuel, and less than 80 pence per week?’

Every night, Muhannad and his wife have to listen to the cries of their hungry children. More than 3 million children like theirs are at risk from severe malnutrition. But together, as the church, we can save lives and restore hope and dignity to people like Muhannad.

You can make a difference. Please support our appeal today.

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In the event that we raise more than is needed to support our partners in Afghanistan, your gift will be spent on similar emergency responses and to prevent the impact of disasters on other vulnerable communities.

Disaster after disaster

Years of conflict, poverty and the disruption caused by the pandemic were already taking their toll on the people of Afghanistan. The conflict and change of government in 2021, coupled with the worst drought in 27 years, have tipped the country over the edge. Economic collapse has sent food prices soaring.

On 22 June 2022, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,000 people and injured thousands more around the town of Khost. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. These figures are expected to rise as rescue efforts continue. This has had a devastating impact on communities that were already struggling, and made it even more challenging for people to access healthcare, food and essential supplies.

  • The current drought is the worst that Afghanistan has seen in 27 years.
  • The June 2022 earthquake is the deadliest to strike the region in two decades.
  • More than 22 million people are facing severe hunger.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes to conflict in the last year.
  • Conflict and the coronavirus pandemic have overwhelmed the country’s healthcare system. And malnutrition is making people more vulnerable to viruses and diseases.

By donating to our appeal, you will be enabling our local partners to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised people. Thank you.

Afghanistan crisis appeal

Children are starving as Afghanistan faces the worst drought in decades. Your donation will help save lives.

How often would you like to donate?
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Afghanistan Crisis Appeal

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