Archbishop urges support for the DEC Afghanistan Appeal
Christian Aid has joined with other aid charities in Wales to launch a fundraising appeal as the awful situation in Afghanistan becomes worse. More than eight million people are facing famine conditions over the next few months. Children are already dying and another million are in danger over this winter.
The Disasters and Emergency Appeal has been launched in order to finance the aid agencies which are currently working in the country, Christian Aid among them.
The Archbishop of Wales, Andrew John, is urging people to donate generously. He says, “During this period of Advent, where we prepare ourselves to celebrate the coming of God’s Son to our broken world, I invite you to share the love which God has poured upon us, with our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
“A terrible drought, decades of conflict and the pandemic have all contributed to the crisis that is now engulfing this country. 22 million people are already experiencing hunger.
If we act now, we could save many lives.”
Head of Christian Aid in Wales, Mari McNeill says, “The situation in Afghanistan is terrible. With a million children at risk of dying this winter, we must act with urgency.
“Christian Aid and other charities are already working in the country, but a massive injection of finance is required so that lives can be saved this winter. Please give what you can to our appeal.”