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13 Nov 2008 description
report Oxfam

The bleak situation for ordinary Afghans, who are entering winter facing a food crisis and pervasive insecurity, must be top of the agenda when Gordon Brown meets Afghan president Hamid Karzai, Oxfam urged today.

Up to five million Afghans face food shortages this winter, but the increasing violence is making it difficult for aid agencies to reach those in need.

A =A3270 million United Nations appeal to help the most vulnerable Afghans was launched in July but is still less than half-funded by foreign donors.