2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought (AP) – 2187th Edition

In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 photo, an Afghan wheat farmer Mir Ahmad, a 58-year-old receives a sack containing humanitarian aid donated by International Organization for Migration (IOM) for drought-hit families in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. 'There was no rain so everything was burned up,'' said Mir Ahmad, a 58-year-old wheat farmer who also moved to Mazar-e-Sharif from the mountains. The United Nations appealed for $142 million on Oct. 1 to help those hit by the drought in 14 northern provinces where up to 80 percent of non-irrigated fields yielded little to no crops. So far, about $49 million has been pledged by aid groups, the U.S. and European nations. (AP Photo/Mustafa Najafizada)AP – Zara, an Afghan mother of seven, doesn’t know what to tell her children when they ask about dinner.

By us.rd.yahoo.com
Visit Sandrine Samperi”s Blog out at Sandrine Samperi

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *