In the midst of escalating conflict, the ongoing pandemic and the onset of drought, families living in rural Afghanistan are struggling to find food and more and more people are being pushed into emergency situations.

Some 11 million men, women and children across the country are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, and this is expected to deteriorate further during the oncoming lean season, following what is forecast to be a below average harvest. Urgent action is required to feed these people, protect their livelihoods and save lives.

Afghanaid is working with The World Food Programme to support those who need it most. Over the next five months, we will be delivering food parcels to families who may otherwise not make it through. These parcels will include key items such as pulses, wheat flour for making bread and oil for cooking, and will be spaced out across the coming months to ensure families have enough food as the cold winter approaches. We will also deliver additional food to support the nutrition of pregnant or breastfeeding women. 

We're also working with communities to tackle the long-term effects of the challenges they face, so that they can build their resilience to future crises. Find out more about this work.

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