The United States military left Afghanistan five months ago, with U.S. aid to the country ending as the Taliban took control. The United Nations says more than half of Afghans can no longer afford nutritious food. Many children struggle to eat, and some are being born underweight due to the fact their mothers are malnourished.
The U.S. have given more than $700 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, but UNICEF alone is seeking over $2 billion, making it the biggest humanitarian effort in the agency’s history.
If you’d like to help, there are several organizations doing work in Afghanistan.
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- World Food Programme
- Doctors Without Borders
- Norwegian Refugee Council