The war in Ukraine could compound hunger crisis in Afghanistan: WFP

by Aamaj News

World Food Programme (WFP) warns that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could compound the hunger crisis in Afghanistan, and food prices could soar.

World Food Program spokeswoman, Shelley Thakral, said the prices of food has risen up to 40% in past eight months.

“The worrying thing, I think and this includes Afghanistan as well as all the other hunger spots across the world, is the rise in food and fuel prices,” said Thakral.

WFP said that as many as 95% of the Afghansitan’s population which are about 38 million people do not have enough food to eat or money to buy the food.

On the other hand, the UN stated that $4.44 billion needed to prevent famine, hunger, malnutrition and displacement in Afghanistan.

After the Taliban’s domination, foreign donors have stopped or reduced their financial aid to Afghanistan, and the country is increasingly mired in poverty and economic crisis.


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