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Afghanistan has faced over 40 years of war and conflict, poverty, drought, and harsh winters. As a result, over 25 million Afghans need support.

They need your help today.

Winter in Afghanistan

In the winter months, Afghanistan faces a freezing and harsh winter, so cold that many people and children lose their lives after not having adequate shelter, heating, or clothes. Few can afford to heat their homes or afford to make warm meals for their families.

Not only are these families poor, but many of them are displaced and face frequent cold weather in the winter without proper clothing, food, medication or heating.

Hunger and Malnutrition

Half of Afghanistan’s population faces acute hunger, and this includes children, many of whom are orphans. There are about 1.6 million orphans across the country, and the situation in Afghanistan puts them at high risk.

In 2023, it was estimated that 875,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and 840,000 women face moderate acute malnutrition.

This can be tackled by providing food parcels, clean water, and medication with your support. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of Afghans who face struggles we can’t imagine. 

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in a hadith: “You will not believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.” “The believers are like one body in their mutual love and affection: if one limb is injured, the rest responds with sleeplessness and fever.”

Children and women have been severely affected by the emergency there due to having their rights taken away and disregarded. Women are sometimes abused, children are left out of school and education, and many face malnutrition.

Road Closures and No Access to Aid

Road closures have also meant that essential aid cannot be delivered to those most in need.

Natural Disasters

In June 2022, the country faced a massive earthquake, killing about 1,000 people. In July 2023, Afghanistan faced heavy rainfall and flooding, which led to many lives being lost.

Afghanistan has also faced droughts and earthquakes over the years. These disasters not only kill people but affect agricultural land and housing, which makes it unfit to live in for those who remain.

The country is at high risk of floods, landslides, and avalanches. If any were to occur, the country would face setbacks in rebuilding its economy and country. Unfortunately, there is nothing to stop a natural disaster from occurring, but ensuring that people are prepared for it and can overcome it with the right materials and supplies can make all the difference.

These natural disasters only deepen the severity of poverty and illness, so they need your help.

How You Can Help

Giving charity is extremely important in Islam, particularly when there are those desperately in need.

Our beloved Prophet said: “A charity is due for every joint in each person on every day the sun comes up: to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity; a good word is a charity; and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)

As taught here, charity can come in many forms, so perhaps you could donate financially, join us on a charity deployment, or encourage others to donate to receive a reward.

In another hadith, he said: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim)

People in Afghanistan need, first and foremost, your duas. Your donations to this cause can benefit our Afghan brothers and sisters immensely through providing food, clean water, housing, and medication, all of which we often take for granted. Donate to Afghanistan today and ease their suffering.

£50 can feed a family for a month by providing a food pack, which will ease their hunger.

£100 provides food packs and clothes for a family, which is incredibly important in the winter months.

£500 provides emergency shelter and food for those in need.

Any donation is appreciated, no matter how small it may seem. It is your intention that will make it weigh heavy, Insha'Allah.

Feeding Others in Islam

This is highly emphasised, as shown in many hadith, and holds a lot of reward:

The Messenger of Allah said, ’Allah, Mighty and Sublime be He, will say on the Day of Resurrection […] “O son of Adam, I asked you for food and you did not feed Me“. He will say, “O Lord, how can I feed You when You are the Lord of the worlds?” He (Allah) will say, “Did you not know that My servant so-and-so asked you for food, and you did not feed him? Did you not know that had you fed him you surely would have found that (the reward for doing so) with Me?“′ (Muslim)

He also said, "The food for two persons is sufficient for three, and the food of three persons is sufficient for four persons." (Sahih al Bukhari 5392)

Please donate generously to our Afghanistan Emergency Appeal.

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