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SPONSOR A PROJECT IN AFGHANISTAN

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100 breads cost just £12!

Monthly family food pack costs £50!

Afghanistan has been plunged into financial crisis following the Taliban takeover six months ago, worsening an already dire humanitarian situation after 20 years of war and United States occupation.

More than half of the country’s 38 million population suffers from acute hunger, with nearly 9 million Afghans at risk of famine, according to the United Nations.

The foreign aid that once propped up the country has been slow to return in the wake of US sanctions.

Afghanistan is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The Afghan economy has no cash to pay salaries or buy food. Western aid has been suspended because the Taliban government includes designated terrorists. And millions of Afghans face acute malnutrition and starvation in the coming months.

The trickle-down effect has particularly hurt Afghans like Nooruddin, 32, whose story was featured on Al Jazeera. He quit his factory job when his salary was slashed to 3,000 Afghanis (about $30) soon after the Taliban’s return, mistakenly believing he would find something better.

But, with hundreds of thousands unemployed across the country, nothing else was available.

In desperation, he sold a kidney as a short-term fix.

“I regret it now,” he said outside his home, where faded clothes hang from a tree, and a plastic sheet serves as a windowpane.

“I can no longer work. I’m in pain and I cannot lift anything heavy.”

His family now relies for money on his 12-year-old son, who polishes shoes for 70 cents a day. Read more

SWAN are responding to the crisis by working with local partners in setting up a bread shop in Kabul to provide 1000s of bread every day and distributing monthly food packs to families in need.

100 breads cost just £12!

Monthly family food pack costs £50!

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