As the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan deepens, Australia must not turn its back on the people of Afghanistan.
Large numbers of people – the majority of whom are women and children – have been displaced and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Climate change, decades of conflict and the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic have left 14 million Afghans experiencing food insecurity.
It’s now estimated that as many as 97% of Afghanistan’s people could sink below the poverty line by January, according to the United Nations.
How is ActionAid responding?
ActionAid is delivering emergency relief in three provinces in response to drought and COVID-19 while also working with local partners in four other provinces to scale up its response to the humanitarian crisis.
ActionAid plans to reach 35,000 people in this first phase with food relief, shelter and safe water, as well as hygiene kits and protection for women and girls.
Communities will also be supported with trauma counselling and emergency toilets will be set up in areas with high numbers of displaced people.
ActionAid has worked in Afghanistan since 2002 to address poverty and inequality, and to improve food and economic security for some of the most vulnerable households. We are actively engaging for equal rights and safety for female aid workers.
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