Afghanistan Crisis


The people of Afghanistan need humanitarian help.

An estimated 22.8 million people in Afghanistan – 55 percent of the country’s population – need urgent help as a severe drought is causing hunger through food and water shortages. The drought crisis is one of the worst ever faced by Afghans as millions of people are coping with severe water shortages and inadequate food to stay healthy.

The drought is worsening the suffering caused by COVID-19 and decades of conflict. Without food or money and facing increased uncertainty, tens of thousands of drought-affected families have left their homes, seeking food and shelter in relief camps. Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement staff and volunteers are working in every province across the country, with direct access to support communities with ongoing relief operations and health services.

These teams continue to provide support to communities hit hard by these multiple crises, providing relief supplies for families suffering from food shortages and loss of income.

Please donate now to help the people of Afghanistan.

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Photo: Afghan Red Crescent / Meer Abdullah