15 Dec 2021

Afghanistan: One million children face starvation this winter says charity

Tens of millions of people face acute hunger. The health system is on the verge of collapse and political freedoms have been shut down.

There’s a shortage of food, fuel and medical supplies, with international sanctions having brought the country to the brink of humanitarian disaster.

This is Afghanistan, four months after the Taliban seized power.

The Disasters Emergency Committee estimates the lives of a million children are at risk in the next few weeks, and an appeal for funds has been launched.

We spoke to Fawzia Koofi, who was vice president of the National Assembly in Afghanistan until the Taliban took power.