DEC Appeal: Afghanistan Crisis 2021

Afghanistan is heading for catastrophe this winter: More than 8 million people are on the brink of famine

Save lives. Donate today.

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People are starving in Afghanistan with more than 8 million on the brink of famine as drought, conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic cause a catastrophic rise in hunger.

Children are dying today, and a million more under the age of five are at risk of dying over the next three months.

We need to act now to save lives.

If we don’t, many lives will be lost as more than 22 million people go hungry as the freezing winter sets in, with children amongst those most vulnerable. 

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) charities, including CARE, are already on the ground scaling up their operations and are able to reach the people most in need. But we cannot afford any delays to our response. 

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Your donation will go towards the most urgent needs

Our experience in Afghanistan and fighting famine across the globe means, with your support, we can rapidly identify and meet the most urgent needs of communities, families and children with lifesaving support:·       

  • Providing food support through emergency rations or cash to buy food
  • Nutrition support for young children and pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Supporting healthcare facilities dealing with cases of malnutrition
  • Providing winter kits to help displaced families stay warm
  • Supplying clean drinking water and sanitation to avoid the spread of water-borne diseases
  • Protecting women and girls

About the DEC

The Disasters Emergency Committee is made up of 15 member charities who are experts in humanitarian aid and specialise in different areas of disaster response. In times of crisis we come together to speak in one voice and make fundraising more efficient when we launch an appeal.

CARE is a member charity of DEC.