UN launches aid appeal for drought-stricken Afghans

Published on 06 October 2011

The UN has launched an emergency appeal for $142m to help an estimated 3 million people in Afghanistan affected by drought in 14 provinces, about half of the country. (..) In June, due to shortage of funds, the UN's World Food Programme was forced to reduce food aid to millions of Afghans so it could concentrate on helping the most vulnerable in areas with the highest levels of food insecurity.

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