Since the Afghan Taliban took control in August, the situation in Afghanistan remains tense and the future of the country uncertain. Approximately six times the number of people in the country were already in need of humanitarian assistance in 2021 as compared to four years ago. Now, the conditions have worsened. We are raising funds to deliver vital emergency relief to families whose lives have been destroyed or uprooted by the conflict.
In the violence that has characterised recent months, countless innocent men, women and children across Afghanistan have been driven from their homes or injured and killed in armed clashes, airstrikes, detonations of improvised explosive devices and shelling. The conflict has also destroyed peoples' homes, shops and hospitals. Over half a million people have been forced to leave their homes since the beginning of 2021 alone, with many settling in communities that were already at breaking point.
We are raising funds to support those stuck in dangerous situations across the country, many of whom now have no home or belongings. We will be providing financial support so families can keep a roof over their heads; kitchen kits so that they can cook and safely store food; the support they need to heat their homes and keep warm; hygiene kits including laundry soap and hand soap; items such as solar powered lamps, stoves and gas cylinders; and emergency food parcels.
Helping families access food, find safe shelter, and stay clean and healthy is crucial first step in helping them rebuild their lives after losing their homes and livelihoods, and therefore be able to contribute to the wider development of their communities. Alongside our emergency relief work, our long-term development projects and community-led approach means your donation will invest in change that lasts.
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