Skip to main content

Afghanistan Hunger Appeal

We urgently need your support to help over 14 million people in Afghanistan who don’t have enough to eat.

Afghan families cross the border into Pakistan from Afghanistan, in Chaman, Pakistan.

Afghan families cross the border into Pakistan from Afghanistan, in Chaman, Pakistan. - AP/Shutterstock

Afghanistan is experiencing a humanitarian emergency, as the country faces political upheaval, a worsening economic crisis, devastating drought, and the COVID pandemic.

Already this year, over 550,000 people have had to leave their homes, in addition to the 2.9 million Afghans who had already fled by the end of 2020, as a result of decades of conflict. The majority of these are women and children.

Families in Afghanistan desperately need food and clean water to survive. They are surviving on bread, with the average family only managing to eat vegetables or fruit one day a week and unlikely to eat meat or dairy at all over a two-week period.

If we act now, we can prevent unnecessary deaths.

Please join us and stand with your global neighbours in Afghanistan.

Save lives

Your generous gift could buy essential food and water for a family.

Our response

We're currently unable to move funds into Afghanistan due to the complex political situation.

Your generous gifts towards the Afghanistan Hunger Appeal so far will be held and moved into Afghanistan at the very earliest opportunity - and not be allocated anywhere else.

Christian Aid are playing an active role, working with governments and others in the international development community to bring about solutions that allow our partners in Afghanistan to deliver their essential work.

Meet Zulmai Niazi

'I am displaced due to the armed conflict between Taliban and government forces, and I am right now living in Chahar Dara as an internally displaced person.

I am a father of 6 children - I am presently living in a roofless private property.'

Zulmai Niazi and his young family have been struggling for food and shelter. They have been without food for up to 3 days at a time and have limited access to hygiene facilities. Many more families in Afghanistan are facing these difficulties.

Please give what you can to our Afghanistan Hunger appeal to provide urgent support to people in Afghanistan facing starvation.

Zulmai Niazi and his young family have been struggling for food and shelter. They have been without food for up to 3 days at a time and have limited access to hygiene facilities. Many more families in Afghanistan are facing these difficulties.

Asunta Nyanut Deng 55, with her grandchild Nyanlang Hai Deng in Aweil South, Northern Bahr el Gha...Christian Aid

Christian Aid has been working in Afghanistan for over 30 years and we will not desert now. We’re doing all we can to continue distributions of food and emergency supplies to the most affected communities.

- Salome Ntububa, Head of Global Humanitarian Response, Christian Aid.

Order envelopes for your church

Send us an email.

Churches in Northern Ireland - request your envelopes here

Churches in the Republic of Ireland - request you envelopes here

Resources for church collections

Download a poster and PowerPoint presentation to help promote our Global Hunger Appeal in your church.

Global Hunger Appeal poster

Download this poster to promote Christian Aid's Global Hunger Appeal in your church.

Global Hunger Appeal presentation

A presentation about Christian Aid's Global Hunger Appeal to use in services for a church collection.

Join us in prayer

When Famine stalks the land, nothing grows.

Plants cannot, people cannot, ideas and dreams cannot –

everything withers and dies.

It is a violent aberration of your will for the world

and it is multiplied now

by conflict, climate change and COVID.

God of the flourishing field, there is enough to feed us all.

Call us to that sacred sharing –

neighbour to global neighbour -

Your gifts of food, water,

a chance to live the life so delicately crafted

by your divine spirit.

We will not turn away but turn towards each other

with generosity and a justice-driven compassion

that searches for solutions.

Famine stalks the land, so may our outrage grow,

may our determination steel itself,

may our solidarity spur us into action.

God of the flourishing field,

help us feed each other.

Amen

Save lives

Your generous gift could buy essential food and water for a family.