Afghanistan Needs Us Now More Than Ever!
“Afghanistan is now among the world’s worst humanitarian crises – if not the worst – and food security has all but collapsed. This winter, millions of Afghans will be forced to choose between migration and starvation unless we can step up our life-saving assistance, and unless the economy can be resuscitated” - WFP Executive Director David Beasley
A recent UN report noted that Afghanistan is on a ‘countdown to catastrophe’ without urgent humanitarian relief, revealing a 37 per cent surge in the number of Afghans facing acute hunger since its last assessment in April 2020. Those at risk include 3.2 million children under five, who are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by the end of the year, 1 million of whom risk – without immediate life-saving treatment - dying from severe acute malnutrition (https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/10/1103932).
Afghanistan has yet again experienced significant turmoil and the nation is in dire need. While Afghans wait to see what the future holds, they need immediate assistance. The cost of food has risen; unemployment has escalated; families are unable to access their bank accounts; and many families have been displaced from their homes. These challenges have left millions of Afghans unable to meet their everyday needs and has led many to desperation.
With a harsh winter on its way, Afghans will need even more assistance to prevent a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe. Winters in Afghanistan are extreme - temperatures plummet, snow and ice cover large parts of the country each year, and without food and shelter, displaced Afghans, including hundreds of thousands of children, will face unimaginable hardships. We need to help NOW! Bayat Foundation has already begun distributing food in many parts of Afghanistan - including Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif, Herat, and Kandahar, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. According to the World Food Programme, 18.8 million Afghans are already facing hunger and this number is expected to increase to 22.8 million by March of 2022 if we do not act fast enough - that is 55% of the population!
The “We Give So They May Live” campaign will raise funds to nourish the lives of at-risk displaced Afghan refugees and others who are victims of a collapsing economy, national drought, and COVID related health and economic challenges.
Your financial support will allow for Bayat Foundation to continue to serve, feed, clothe, and provide basic medical care to thousands of mothers, children, and families who have no other means of sustaining their lives at present. Let us come together to ease the suffering of millions of Afghan children, mothers, and families and to remind our fellow Afghan brothers and sisters that they are not alone!
Your tax-deductible gift, no matter how big or small, can make the difference between life or death for malnourished and suffering Afghans.
Let us give so that they may live!
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