Afghanistan Disaster Reponse

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With the collapse of the Afghan government, many families have been displaced or forced into hiding.  The economy has ceased to function, causing extreme hardship and starvation for most families. The UN reports that 97% of families could be plunged into poverty.  There is a desperate need of immediate short term food relief.

Our goal is to help provide short-term food relief to these families by providing food essentials like vegetables and rice, and kitchen kits including various cookware for sanitary eating. As well as helping those who want to leave and those who have fled the country.

$40 will feed a family of five for a week. $150 will feed them for a month. This is only at the survival level. However, this will be enough to provide them with some flour and/or rice, some inexpensive source of protein, like dry beans, a little cooking oil and some regionally appropriate spices. Depending on availability, we hope to give each family some fresh fruit and/or vegetables each week.

$120 – Coal & Firewood - On top of starvation, people now have to worry about not freezing to death. Afghanistan winters are bitterly cold. Most families don’t have enough money to buy food, let alone heat their homes. Most homes are heated by coal, or wood burned in a potbelly stove. You can help a family heat their home for 2 months for $120.