"What is happening here is difficult to put into words"
Aid worker Athena Rayburn, from Save the Children, reports on the crisis in Afghanistan. Healthcare is a human right, but for millions in Afghanistan, it has become a distant dream, she writes.
Cash support is a lifeline for older people in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is one of the toughest places in the world to be an older person, and the troubles last summer put them at further risk. Your support for the DEC Afghanistan Crisis Appeal has allowed Age International to reach over 4,400 families with support tailored to the needs of older people and those with disabilities,
Three people your donations reached in Afghanistan
In December last year, we launched an urgent appeal for the crisis in Afghanistan, which has raised an incredible £50 million. From the thousands of people we have supported, here are three lives we have impacted, thanks to donations from the UK public.
Afghanistan Crisis Appeal Real-Time Response Review
A review of DEC member programmes in phase 1 of the humanitarian response.
How donations are helping people in Afghanistan
Donations to the DEC Afghanistan Crisis Appeal are a lifeline for families who continue to face catastrophic hunger across Afghanistan. Here’s how DEC charities and their local partners have been helping over the last six months.
DEC raises £26m as 2022 signals ‘unfolding catastrophe’ in Afghanistan
DEC member charities are already on the ground delivering life-saving aid.
HRH The Prince of Wales supports Afghanistan Crisis Appeal
HRH The Prince of Wales has issued a message of support for the DEC’s Afghanistan Crisis Appeal which has now raised more than £17.5 million in under a week, with aid already being distributed on the ground.
There’s an urgency to save lives in Afghanistan
The people of Afghanistan are facing a crisis of catastrophic proportions. 22 million face acute hunger; over eight million are on the brink of famine. Lives are already being lost. With snow falling in Kabul and the cold about to set in to block off supply routes, aid workers say there is an urgency to save lives.
DEC launches Afghanistan Crisis Appeal - we must act now
Leading aid workers today sounded the alarm to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan and said there was a ‘small window of opportunity’ to respond before the freezing winter sets in. Conflict and economic collapse, coupled with the worst drought in 27 years and the Covid-19 pandemic, have brought Afghanistan to a tipping point.