UK charity warns of Afghan famine

Afghan drought threatens with millions of death's possible

UK charity warns of Afghan famine

Millions of people in Afghanistan face starvation after a drought destroyed crops, a UK charity has warned.

A UK charity Christian Aid has warned that millions of people in Afghanistan face starvation after a drought which has destroyed crops.

According to a suvey of 66 villages in the worst affected areas - some Afghan villages have lost all their produce.

The crop failure comes as fighting continues in the south between the Nato-led troops and the Taleban.

Most of the water has dried up in the provinces of Herat, Badghis and Ghor, and the wheat harvest is down by 90% to 100% in parts of Faryab province, the study indicates.

The Afghan government has set up a drought appeal which needs 41m.

Source BBC

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