Drought in Afghanistan

Ghor, Afghanistan is one of the driest places on the planet. The Ghor province experienced severe drought in 2008.  Fazal Ahmad of CRS Afghanistan shows how high the wheat would normally grow that time of the year.

The lack of harvest came as a double blow for farmers who were also reeling from the global rise in food costs. The price of rice increased by 300 percent. In 2009, CRS will begin a food aid program for 120,000 people in rural, impoverished areas of the Herat and Ghor provinces. Buying a project share will help us deliver this much needed aid. Photo by Agustinus Wibowo for CRS

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