How can you help the situation in Afghanistan?
The scenes on our TV of the unfolding disaster in Afghanistan are horrible and can leave us feeling rather helpless.
For those that are interested and in a financial position to help, the Australian Red Cross is raising funds to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of the strife-torn country.
The money will go towards vital healthcare in Afghanistan and supporting communities in Australia to locate and reconnect with missing family caught up in the crisis.
The Head of International Humanitarian Programs at Australian Red Cross, Adrian Prouse, said the situation in Kabul and elsewhere is distressing.
“Afghanistan is one of the world’s most fragile states. We know that humanitarian needs will remain high and are likely to increase,” he said.
The political upheaval in Afghanistan is compounding the effects of an ongoing severe drought with worsening food and water shortages, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donations can be made online at redcross.org.au/Afghanistan or via credit card by phoning 1800 REDCROSS, 9am to 5pm AEDT.
Do you think the Australian government should be doing more to help the situation in Afghanistan?