World Food Program has announced $2.6 billion to address the humanitarian crisis, especially the hun-ger of 8.7 million Afghans as the freezing winter is deteriorating the situation.
Communication chief of WFP in Afghanistan Shel-ley Thakral said that this was a race against time and that she was worried about not being able to keep up.
“We do not have enough funds and we are asking for US$2.6 billion to scale up as we must in 2022 – that’s about 30 cents of a US dollar per person we need to reach per day. We’re currently nowhere close to this.” Said Thakral in a video call to Herat.
Thakral said that over half of the Afghan population suffering from food insecurity while 8.7 million people are at risk of starvation. The chief of communication also expressed concern about electricity blackout in Afghanistan and that people do not have money to buy wood or fuel. —KHAAMA PRESS