WFP: Enough Food Reserves

WFP: Enough Food Reserves Available for Winter in Afghanistan

The World Food Programme (WFP) says that it shipped 72,000 metric tons of food to remote areas to use as roads may get blocked due to heavy snow in the upcoming winter in Afghanistan. The snow season brings problems; in particular, remote areas are the most vulnerable regions in the country.

Families that have exhausted their food supply and other facilities will have a tough winter ahead, the WFP warned.

After the Taliban returned to power (2021), unemployment and poverty in the country peaked, and the foreign assistance rate decreased. The statistics from international organizations show that more than 97 percent of Afghan people are below the poverty line and need help to get through the cold winter ahead.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has recently announced that almost 20 million people in Afghanistan currently do not have access to enough food, and more than 24 million people need immediate humanitarian aid.

Many of the 700,000 jobs have been lost in this country since August last year, reported the ICRC.

According to the Red Cross report, the income of working people has also decreased, and almost 90 percent of the people earn less than USD1.9 a day.