Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan

by Afghanistan American Friendship Foundation
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan
Food Aid for Afghans in Northern Afghanistan

Summary

Over 90% of Afghan households are not getting enough to eat due to a crippled economy, a staggering 29% unemployment rate, and devastating droughts, floods, and earthquakes, which have reduced crop production by nearly 30%. This project identifies the most vulnerable families in communities in northern Afghanistan and provides these families with a month's worth of staple food supplies. In 2022, AAFF built hope with over 6,000 Afghans by providing them with a month's worth of staple food items.

$35,000
total goal
$34,934
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
18
days

Challenge

Over 90% of Afghan households are not getting enough to eat due to rising food prices, a high unemployment rate, decrease in workplace wages, lower crop production due to drought and natural disasters, and sanctions limiting imports. The World Food Program's Executive Director recently stated that Afghanistan is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth. It's estimated that 55% of the population, over 22 million people, are at crisis level hunger.

Solution

AAFF partners with Afghan communities to identify the most vulnerable Afghan families suffering from food insecurity. We meet with each of the families to understand their needs. Approved families receive a month's worth of staple food supplies that typically supports a family of 7 for a month. The supplies include 50 kg of flour, 5kg of oil, 14 kg of rice, 7 kg of beans, 7 kg of lentils, 7 kg of sugar, 2 kg of salt, 2 kg of tomato paste or pasta, 1 package of matches, and 5 kg of liquid soap.

Long-Term Impact

Supporting Afghan families with food aid prevents starvation, malnutrition, and promotes health in other aspects of life. Often children in poor families beg for food for their families which prevents them from being able to attending school. Child marriage is on the rise as fathers see no other option but to sell their daughters in marriage to provide for their families. Providing families with food aid provides them hope and the opportunity to make choices for the wellbeing of their families.

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Organization Information

Afghanistan American Friendship Foundation

Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
Missy Simmons
Fuquay-Varina, NC United States
$66 raised of $35,000 goal
 
3 donations
$34,934 to go
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