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Millions of Afghans are on the verge of facing a catastrophic famine, and their lives are at stake. Afghanistan is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 27 years, and as a result food, water and supplies are extremely scarce. Donate to the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal today and help our teams on the ground to get to those in most need.

The head of the World Food Programme has described the situation unfolding in Afghanistan as “the worst humanitarian crisis on earth”.

The situation is further compounded by a collapsing economy and rising poverty, and a harsh winter season already in sway – the situation is getting more desperate by the day.

22 million people – more than half of the population – are facing acute food insecurity in the next three months

Islamic Relief is on the ground delivering vital food pack, water storage kits and winter clothing, as well as providing medical care through health centres supporting displaced families. Please Donate to Islamic Relief’s Afghanistan Emergency now and help save lives.

The crisis in Afghanistan

Years of protracted conflict, the impact of Covid-19, the effects of climate change and now the current political turmoil, has pushed Afghanistan into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Millions of lives are at stake, and children are already dying of hunger. Donate to support emergency relief in Afghanistan.

22 million people – more than half of the population – are facing acute food insecurity in the next three months

With rampant unemployment and food prices spiralling out of control, current projections show that 97 percent of Afghans will be in poverty within a year. More than 8 million people are just one step away from famine, 3 million children under five are expected to suffer from malnutrition, and 1 million of these children are at risk of dying.

Families have resorted to selling anything they have left of value, and tragically, children as young as five are being forced to work for more than twelve hours a day to afford their families a meal.

Afghans are being plunged deeper into poverty and as the harsh winter season approaches, there’s even more of a terrifying risk to the lives of millions of Afghans.  Without taking action now, there is a real risk of a famine in the next year.

We are facing a race against time and funds are rapidly needed to support vulnerable families by providing life-saving aid ahead of winter. Your donations are desperately needed to help provide emergency relief in Afghanistan, please Donate Now.

 

How will your donations help people in Afghanistan?

Alongside keeping the people of Afghanistan in our prayers, we have a duty to not turn our back on the people of Afghanistan. You can help ease the burden of this catastrophe for the Afghan people by donating towards our life-saving work in communities for displaced families across Afghanistan.

£50 can provide hygiene and water storage kits for a displaced family

£100 can provide a food pack for a displaced family for a month

£550 can provide a displaced family with emergency shelter

 

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

“Whoever relieves a Muslim of a burden from the burdens of the world, Allah will relieve him of a burden from the burdens on the Day of Judgement.” (Tirmidhi)

 

Afghanistan Appeal: Islamic Relief is on the ground

Islamic Relief, a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), has been working in Afghanistan for over 20 years. Recently, our teams on the ground have distributed 13,061 food packs to the most vulnerable families in Kabul, Nangarhar, Balkh, Bamiyan, and Kapisa provinces. Qurbani meat distributions to over 10,000 families have also been carried out.

We are also running eight mobile health teams, which provide the only source of healthcare for many Afghans who are living in the country’s most remote rural areas. This includes hygiene and water storage kits, to help prevent the spread of illness and disease.

As Afghans anticipate the harshness of the winter season and what it has to bring, including a threat to their very survival, we are on the ground, distributing heaters and fuel, blankets, clothes, and shelter materials to thousands of families.

The psychological impact of the crisis unfolding, and years of conflict, is taking its toll on Afghan communities. We are also providing people with home visits, to help support their mental health during this unfathomable time.

Our Covid-19 response in Afghanistan has reached over 308,514 people, and we continue to raise awareness and support women facing gender-based violence. Our teams in the UK have also supported Afghan refugee families by providing hot meals and delivering essential sanitary items.

Donate Now and help us continue our life-saving work.

How your donations are making a difference to the people of Afghanistan

With food insecurity at alarming levels in Afghanistan, many people are desperately seeking any kind of support — almost 45% of the population are badly affected. Thanks to your generous donations towards the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal, our teams on the ground have delivered food packs, supporting thousands of families, Alhamdulillah! Donate to Afghanistan Emergency Appeal and help save lives. 

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Why the people of Afghanistan need your help

Some Afghan women are going days without food as the country’s hunger crisis worsens by the day, Islamic Relief is warning.

Many people are getting increasingly desperate as food runs out, prices skyrocket and unemployment rises. With at least 12 million people facing extreme hunger and more than 3 million people just one step away from famine, it is imperative that food and other essential aid reaches these communities immediately, or the death toll could be catastrophic.

Mohammed Hamid Sattai, Islamic Relief’s Humanitarian Programme Coordinator in Afghanistan, said:

“The food situation is dire and getting worse by the day. The shops have finally reopened but prices have skyrocketed 10 to 20 per cent in little more than a week. People could barely put food on the table before but now many families are going down to one meal a day, with many women and children not even getting this.

“Women often eat last and least anyway in poor families, but when food is scarce women will take less and less food and in some cases will have no food at all. When there is no meal for the mother, then there is even less for the children and this causes long-term health complications. The ongoing uncertainty means that most crucial aid efforts remain frozen even as the needs are growing. If urgent action isn’t taken soon to get food to those in need, we will see a flood of anaemic mothers and severely malnourished children.

“We are already seeing people so desperate that they are asking shops to give them leftover leaves from vegetables that they don’t normally sell and picking flowers to make thin soups.”

Where donations to this emergency appeal meet the immediate needs of those affected we will use the remaining funds for longer term relief to the communities affected by this emergency and then for other humanitarian relief within Afghanistan.

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