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WFP delivers aid to over 2,500 families in Badakhshan’s remote Wakhan district

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered humanitarian aid to over two thousand at-risk families in Wakhan, one of the remotest districts in the northeastern Badakhshan province.

WFP said in a tweet on Monday that in the past nine months, the agency helped 2,500 most vulnerable families plant fruit gardens while they received food aid.

The agency stated that this assistance will improve their diet and will fight food insecurity and malnutrition amid a worsening humanitarian crisis that threatens two-thirds of the population, approximately 28.8 million people.

Moreover, the funding shortages and the complexity and growing challenging environment have compounded major humanitarian aid assistance to millions of people who require urgent life-saving assistance.

Earlier, WFP had warned that its budget for food aid will end by the end of October.

Humanitarian organizations estimate that $2.8 billion is needed until December 2023 to provide essential multi-sectoral assistance to 20 million people.