Food insecurity and hunger persist in Afghanistan. As per the United Nations and (OCHA) currently, more than 50% of Afghanistan’s population – over 17 million people – live under the national poverty line. COVID-19 makes the hunger problem worse. The price of food is on the rise for items like wheat flour and cooking oil have increased by 23%. The cost of sugar increased by 12%.
KRC provides simple food rations both on a one time basis (many hundred of families receive this) and also on a monthly basis (140 of the poorest families, including many orphan families and widows). We increase our ration distributions substantially during Ramadan and during winter. Suhayb ibn Sinan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are those who feed others.”
This program also zakat eligible. Zakat is meant to be ideally given as cash so that the recipients can fulfill their needs. Kama Relief will give zakat in the form of food rations after taking permission from the recipients to accept the zakat in the form of goods instead of cash. We believe this is the most correct way. You can provide basic food supplies to families for only $25/month. The gratefulness the families feel and the dua they will make for you when they receive some simple flour, oil, and other necessities, is invaluable. Support a whole family for a year, or for a month.