Gordon Brown calls on Liz Truss to help raise funds for Afghanistan

Former prime minister says country is at risk of famine and UK must take lead in resuming delivery of aid

Gordon Brown has written to the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, calling on her to help convene a donor conference to raise $4.5bn (£3.3bn) for Afghanistan as he warned that more than 23 million people were at risk of starvation if aid did not materialise.

The former prime minister said: “We are witnessing a shameful but also self-defeating failure to prevent famine”, adding that the UK should urgently take a lead in resuming the delivery of aid dramatically halted after the Taliban takeover.

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