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WFP stresses on continued assistance to acute-insecure Afghans

The World Food Program (WFP) by stressing on continued assistance to acute-insecure people of Afghanistan says it has distributed aid to 21 million Afghans across the country in the past one year. According to WFP, two out of five Afghans have been provided with food during the current year.
Meanwhile, the organization said that it urgently needs U.S. $1.1 billion to continue delivering monthly food and nutritional assistance for the next six months to 15 million acutely food-insecure people in Afghanistan. In a report the WFP said the sum includes $172 million to pre-position 150,000 metric tons of food for winter.
On the other hand, Afghans and economic experts are always asking the international community and humanitarian organizations for continued humanitarian aid to Afghan needy people.
“Most of aids provided by international organizations to needy Afghans in the past one year have been mostly foodstuffs. Now, it’s almost winter and we hope the international organizations will be provide the needy people with coal and shelter to live,” said Shahwali, a Kabul resident.
He asked the Islamic Emirate to coordinate distribution process of foodstuffs with the World Food Program and UNFAO so that the aids considered to be distributed to acute-insecure population were not embezzled.
Meanwhile, the World Food Program and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) have estimated that nearly 6 million Afghans will possibly face with possible hunger in the country due to low agricultural yields and increasing price of foods.
The two international aid agencies have released a joint report saying that Afghanistan will experience a second winter during which families’ concerns remain at the highest level for Afghanistan, with nearly six million people expected to be in a state of hunger emergency by November due to increased hunger as they have no prior preparation.
The current 2022 is predicted that drought will continue in many parts of the country for the third consecutive year.
This has not happened in the last 20 years. Besides, the report has said that the country is experiencing the effects of a deep economic crisis, with rising prices of food, fuel and agricultural products, frozen assets and extremely high levels of families’ indebtedness. Although the report said that no population in Afghanistan is facing starvation or extremely high mortality rates so far, the risk of severe food insecurity and significant loss of their life is likely to increase from November this year as another harsh winter is ahead.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has said that despite sustained and unprecedented levels of humanitarian aid, concerns remain that the situation in remote and mountainous areas of Afghanistan will be dire in the coming winter.
Shukria Kohistani

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.