Press releases and statements

Read the latest press releases, news and statements from our Media team.

DEC raises £26m as 2022 signals ‘unfolding catastrophe’ in Afghanistan

Just two weeks after launching an emergency appeal for Afghanistan on 15 December, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has now raised £26m for the millions of people suffering in Afghanistan, as they face a desperate and freezing start to 2022. It is currently estimated that over 8 million people are on the brink of famine, with 1 million children under the age of five at risk of dying over the next three months.

Famine action letter

Family in South Sudan stand in front of their home which has been flooded

With 45 million people on the brink of famine, Action Against Hunger is joining NGOs calling on world leaders to take urgent action.

Major food crisis strikes Afghanistan

Action Against Hunger logo on a black background.

The food situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated significantly in 2021, with nearly 19 million Afghans experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity between September and October 2021.