Support for Afghanistan

by ActionAid USA
Support for Afghanistan

Thank you so much for your support of this project. I’m writing to share some updates from ActionAid’s emergency response in Afghanistan. We appreciate you taking the time to learn about and act in response to this crisis.

As government ministers and donors meet virtually for the United Nations (UN) OCHA Afghanistan Conference 2022, a high-level pledging event for the emergency response in Afghanistan, ActionAid is calling for additional funding for humanitarian support.


Sudipta Kumar, Country Director of ActionAid Afghanistan, says:


“Afghanistan now has the highest number of people in emergency food insecurity in the world, and there is an urgent need to scale up humanitarian support to help save the lives of people left vulnerable by a harsh winter, drought, and the Covid-19 pandemic. The UN has predicted that, in the next two months, almost the entire population (97%) will fall below the poverty line.”


“Long-term support is essential to help create opportunities for work and financial stability. This needs to revive the Afghan economy and have a lasting impact on the lives of Afghan people.”


ActionAid is providing life-saving food support to 10,000 families across the provinces of Balkh, Bamyan, Ghor, Kabul, Nangarhar, Laghman, Samangan, Jawzjan, and Herat in Afghanistan. We are focusing first on providing food to families in the most precarious situations, with a view to moving towards providing livelihood assistance, such as financial support to restart a business; seed and fertilizer kits for a kitchen garden; or supporting people to restock their poultry or livestock. This will enable families to support themselves in the longer term.


Now more than ever, your commitment to human rights makes a difference. Thank you again for your solidarity and support.

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Thank you so much for your support of this project! I’m writing to share a few updates from ActionAid’s emergency response in Afghanistan. With so much happening around the globe, please accept our sincerest appreciation for taking the time to learn about and act in response to this crisis. It means the world.

Updates as of December 2021

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has not been covered by the media recently, but there are still struggles for those living in country. The context is continually evolving, and while the most recent escalation is beginning to settle in some areas, food security is becoming a real concern.  According to the World Food Programme (WFP), almost 23 million people - half of the population - will have faced acute food insecurity starting in November, 2021. An additional 3.2 million children and 700,000 pregnant and lactating women are at the risk of acute malnutrition.

Internally displaced people will be among the most impacted, as they tackle both food insecurity and harsh climates simultaneously. This winter will be especially tough for those who are already vulnerable as December through March are the coldest months in Afghanistan, and temperatures can plummet to as low as 10 degrees.

ActionAid continues our life-saving response in Afghanistan. To date, we have already reached 4,000 people with cash vouchers and hygiene kits,  and are expected to reach an additional 2,100 people with multipurpose cash support for both food and other non-food essential items. We are also providing households with warm clothes and blankets during these winter months.

This response is only possible thanks to the generosity of supporters like you.. Thank you for being part of the ActionAid team!

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Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Francis Noon
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