Afghanistan has been ravaged by conflict for decades
political insecurity and a third wave of Covid-19 has left millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Now drought has left 14 million people facing a food crisis.
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Millions of Afghans are on the verge of facing a catastrophic famine, and their lives are at stake. Afghanistan is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 27 years, and as a result food, water and supplies are extremely scarce. Donate to the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal today and help our teams on the ground to get to those in most need.  

The crisis in Afghanistan

The head of the World Food Programme has described the situation unfolding in Afghanistan as “the worst humanitarian crisis on earth”.

The situation is further compounded by a collapsing economy and rising poverty, and a harsh winter season already in sway – the situation is getting more desperate by the day.

22 million people – more than half of the population – are facing acute food insecurity in the next three months

Years of protracted conflict, the impact of Covid-19, the effects of climate change and now the current political turmoil, has pushed Afghanistan into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Millions of lives are at stake, and children are already dying of hungerDonate to support emergency relief in Afghanistan.

Millions of Afghans, especially women, are going for days without food, desperately selling their belongings to be able to feed their families. At least 12 million people are facing extreme hunger and more than 3 million people are just one step away from famine.

With rampant unemployment and food prices spiraling out of control, current projections show that 97 percent of Afghans will be in poverty within a year. More than 8 million people are just one step away from famine, 3 million children under five are expected to suffer from malnutrition, and 1 million of these children are at risk of dying.

Families have resorted to selling anything they have left of value, and tragically, children as young as five are being forced to work for more than twelve hours a day to afford their families a meal.

Afghans are being plunged deeper into poverty and as the harsh winter season approaches, there’s even more of a terrifying risk to the lives of millions of Afghans. Without taking action now, there is a real risk of famine in the next year.

We are facing a race against time and funds are rapidly needed to support vulnerable families by providing life-saving aid ahead of winter. Your donations are desperately needed to help provide emergency relief in Afghanistan, please Donate Now.

How will your donations help people in Afghanistan?

Alongside keeping the people of Afghanistan in our prayers, we have a duty to not turn our back on the people of Afghanistan. You can help ease the burden of this catastrophe for the Afghan people by donating towards our life-saving work in communities for displaced families across Afghanistan.


As-Siraj Trust is aiming to provide as much help and support as we can to these families in need by providing them with food packs containing their essentials such as flour, rice, oil etc. Each food pack costs £60, feeding a family of 15 for a couple of months. Not just thus we are looking to help children with a better education system.

Why the people of Afghanistan need your help

Some Afghan women are going days without food as the country’s hunger crisis worsens by the day, Islamic Relief is warning.

Many people are getting increasingly desperate as food runs out, prices skyrocket and unemployment rises. With at least 12 million people facing extreme hunger and more than 3 million people just one step away from famine, it is imperative that food and other essential aid reaches these communities immediately, or the death toll could be catastrophic.

Donate now and help us continue our life-saving work in Afghanistan.

“Whoever relieves a Muslim of a burden from the burdens of the world, Allah will relieve them of a burden from the burdens on the Day of Judgement.”
– Prophet Muhammad ﷺ