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Nearly 29 m people need humanitarian assistance this year

Based on the latest UN reports, two-thirds of Afghanistan’s population, or 28.3 million people are projected to need humanitarian assistance in 2023 – nearly four million more than last year. This comes amid of increasing poverty and unemployment in the country. Fida Mohammad is among those who need urgent humanitarian assistance as he is facing with bad economic situation. Fida Mohammad, along with his two children, is begging on Kabul streets to feed their family. In an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent said that he was facing the worst economic situation; therefore, he had no choice except begging for assistance. With dirty outfit, Fida Mohammad, who was also not feel ing well, said that he was not the only needy person begging for assistance but there were hundreds who were begging on the streets to feed their family. He asked the Islamic Emirate to provide the miserable and needy people with work opportunities, not food so that they could work and earn some money to feed their families. This comes at after the United Nations World Food Program  (WFP) warns of possible starvation to hit Afghanistan hardest if funding is not received immediately. According to the WFP report, roughly nine million people in Afghanistan are on the verge of facing acute starvation amid the unprecedented economic and humanitarian crisis. David Beasley Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) warns of possible starvation to hit Afghanistan hardest if funding is not received immediately.  Beasley wrote on Twitter that the world cannot turn its back on the Afghan people in this hour of unprecedented crisis, and donor countries and aid organizations should generously contribute to help the people of Afghanistan during these difficult times.  Decades of complex and protracted conflicts, combined with a changing climate, gender inequalities, rapid urbanization, underemployment, and the recent regime change in the war-torn country pose considerable challenges in efforts to achieve zero Hunger and improved nutrition in Afghanistan. Over half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line, and food insecurity is on the rise, largely due to conflict and insecurity cutting off whole communities from livelihood opportunities. According to the latest UN reports, nine out of 10 Afghans do not eat enough, and roughly two-thirds of the population, or 28.3 million people, are projected to need humanitarian assistance in 2023 — nearly four million more than last year. Following the Islamic Emirate (IEA) takeover in mid-August 2021, UN agencies and their partners remained in Afghanistan, providing aid to millions of Afghanistan people across the country. UN Humanitarian agencies have expanded their operations to reach communities across all 34 provinces, and their work has saved lives and even successfully averted famine last winter. Shukria Kohistani

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.