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UN launches aid appeal for drought-stricken Afghans | guardian.co.uk

The UN has launched an emergency appeal for $142m to help an estimated 3 million people in Afghanistan affected by drought in 14 provinces, about half of the country.

As a result of drought in the north, north-east and west, 80% of the non-irrigated wheat crop has been lost, depriving people of food and income, according to Oxfam. Many in these areas were already suffering from chronic hunger.

Read more here: UN launches aid appeal for drought-stricken Afghans | Global development | guardian.co.uk.

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