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Food Security Concerns in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Impact Stories
Monthly cash assistance is provided to families, allowing them to purchase essential food items.

An estimated 28.3 million Afghans (two-thirds of the population) need humanitarian assistance. The crisis is being driven by three consecutive years of drought-like conditions, crippling economic decline since the Taliban takeover in 2021, and decades of conflict and recurrent natural disasters. 

As a result, Afghanistan is among the countries facing the highest levels of food insecurity in the world. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 15.8 million people are projected to be food insecure in 2024. 

Since the passing of Bill C-41, which provides exemptions for humanitarian focused aid spending in Afghanistan, PWS&D is implementing a $1 million food assistance project in Bamiyan province, assisting 4,550 of the most marginalized households. Families will receive monthly cash assistance over a three-month period, enabling them to buy essential food items.  

Your support is vital to ensure that emergency assistance and essential resources reach families after devasting disasters and ongoing food insecurity. PWS&D hopes to expand our response in Afghanistan – your prayers and financial gifts will make a real difference in people’s lives. 

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