The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Continued drought creates increasing problems for Afghans

Continued drought has affected most parts of the country which continues facing the highest prevalence of insufficient food consumption globally. Due to continued drought, the country is facing with lack of wheat and other necessary food items.
Besides, the continued drought in the country has forced farmers to move from place to place.
Faqir Shah, a real resident of Samangan’s province Hazrat Sultan district, says he has moved from his home district due to the fact that he lost all his wheat products and other agricultural products because of continued drought.
“I cannot work on my field anymore as there’s no water to irrigate my land. Continued drought has not affected the agricultural products but also livestock in our district,” Faqir Shah said, adding that living is getting worse for the people without water.
Lal Mohammad, a real resident of Kunduz, province says he had cattle of more than four hundred sheep, but he sold them in a very low price due to drought in the province.
“Continued drought has taken everything from the people,” Lal Mohammad said, asking the Islamic Emirate to help them in addressing their problems.
Continued drought has affected the country’s most of population. Besides, the population has recently been faced with insufficient food consumption.
Based on information of the World Food Program (WFP), for nearly ten consecutive months over 90 percent of the population has faced insufficient food consumption. The marginal improvements seen in 2022 could be erased as the global food crisis worsens and funding constraints continue to hamper humanitarian assistance.
The situation remains precarious as household income continues to shrink. For the second month in a row, the country saw an increase in the proportion of households with deteriorating incomes. In June, this increased by an alarming 10 percentage points. Recurrent drought and erratic climatic shocks are also expected to result in a below-average harvest – further threatening incomes and livelihoods.’
More than half of the population is still turning to drastic measures to put food on the table. Gradual improvements have been observed each month since February this year. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has taken some necessary steps to address the challenges caused by continued drought in the country.
As agriculture and livestock are considered as pillars of a country’s economy, it is necessary that all international organizations including WFP and other relevant organizations to give hand to the IEA to address all those challenges caused by continued drought in the country.
Mohammad Daud

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.