Britain has pledged to provide vital food, shelter and clean water to hundreds of thousands of Afghans at risk from a deadly drought.
The UK aid package has been announced ahead of a two-day conference on Afghanistan in Geneva tomorrow.
The severe drought which has seen wells and rivers dry up comes against a background of three decades of conflict and poverty in Afghanistan.
According to the United Nations, an estimated 260,000 people have been displaced as a result of the drought that has hit western Afghanistan the hardest.
Agriculture is one of the main livelihoods, with millions relying on farming and livestock.
Britain’s Department for International Development has said the aid package will provide tents and urgent relief items for those who have been displaced.
More than 600,000 people will also be given food or cash transfers to buy essential items, alongside a monthly ration of special food to prevent malnutrition in young children.