WFP Seeks $2.6Bln To Reach Some 23Mln Afghans In Need Of Urgent Food Assistance
Muhammad Irfan Published December 02, 2021 | 05:50 AM
UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd December, 2021) There are roughly 23 million Afghans in need of urgent food assistance and $2.6 billion is required to reach them in the coming year, the UN World Food Program (WFP) said in a statement.
"Humanitarian needs in (Afghanistan) have increased... with all 34 provinces facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity. As a result, some 23 million Afghans require urgent food assistance, a figure never seen before. This includes more than three million children who are at risk of severe hunger and the life-threatening consequences of malnutrition," the UN program said on Wednesday.
This has led to an 80% rise in the cost of bread - a staple food for many families in the country - the release noted.