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Lack of budget forces WFP to abandon Afghanistan

Previously, the WFP had stated in a declaration that for the first time, while the need for food assistance in the world is continually increasing, contributions to this international organization have decreased, and the organization has been compelled to reduce its assistance to Afghanistan and some other countries.

The World Food Programme (WFP) has issued a warning that if sufficient funds are not made available to the organization by the end of October, they will be forced to withdraw from Afghanistan completely. The Executive Director of the organization stated on Monday that the WFP does not have enough money to pass through October successfully. “As long as we cannot secure funds for Afghanistan, we will have to withdraw completely from it,” said Cindy McCain, the Executive Director of WFP. “Currently, women cannot work. They cannot have jobs. And when it comes to the World Food Programme, we provide food to women and children. If we are forced to leave, the result will be hunger and famine,” she said. Previously, the WFP had stated in a declaration that for the first time, while the need for food assistance in the world is continually increasing, contributions to this international organization have decreased, and the organization has been compelled to reduce its assistance to Afghanistan and some other countries. Two months ago, the WFP announced that approximately 20 million people in Afghanistan do not have enough food to eat and go to bed hungry every day, and four million mothers and children are at risk of malnutrition and death. In addition to considering the continuation of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan important, the Ministry of Economy emphasizes that the Islamic Emirate is focusing on rapidly reducing poverty levels through policies and national programs in various sectors. It is expected that at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders will meet once again to address poverty, hunger, and development assistance worldwide. However, analysts argue that the global community is far behind in achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) despite its repeated plans and promises. While countries committed in 2015 to alleviate poverty by 2030, the United Nations says that, with the current situation, at least 575 million people will still be living in poverty by 2030, and 600 million people worldwide will face hunger. Mashal Noori

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.