Kabul, 27 August 2022 (TDI): World Food Program (WFP) recently announced in an official statement, the recent ongoing food security crisis in Afghanistan.

In this context, the international organization appealed for help for the vulnerable population. Afghanistan is among the list of the countries that are vulnerable to famine.

WFP’s regional office in Afghanistan has called for aid for the people of Afghanistan. The aid request is for US$ 172 to prepare food and nutritional supplies for 2 million Afghans.

As per the official sources of the WFP Afghanistan, it is reported that 6 million Afghans are facing the threat of famine. Those 6 million Afghans do not know where their next meal will come from.

In the same vein, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, also announced the threat to food security. He added that up to 50 million people around the globe are facing the threat of famine in 45 countries.

In these 45 countries, Afghanistan is also on the list. Antonio Guterres said that there is a need for urgent actions to avoid these food security threats.

WFP Afghanistan’s situation report

As per the situation report of WFP Afghanistan published on 15 August 2022, it was admitted that 18.9 million Afghans are acutely food insecure.

Afghanistan ranks the worst in the index of global food consumption due to insufficient aspects. As per the situation report of the WFP Afghanistan, 92 percent of households in Afghanistan struggle for their food-based needs.

WFP Afghanistan also added that they had assisted more than 2 million Afghans with sufficient food supplies.

The intensity of the food crisis increased during the recent floods in Afghanistan. WFP Afghanistan stated that they had provided food supplies to the flood-affected 381 households.

In August 2022, the WFP conducted its humanitarian food supply to different provinces in Afghanistan. Those included vulnerable areas in Logar, Khost, Kunar Nangarhar, and Wardak provinces.