Published on: August 23, 2021


REPORT ON HUNGER IN AFGHANISTAN By : World Food Programme Details:

  • UN food agency has been able to negotiate with the Taliban in order distribute aid in one provincial capital in Afghanistan. However, it is unable to resume food deliveries to three other provincial capitals.
  • This is the second drought in three years that country is facing.
  • This year, drought is combined with fighting.
  • Draught had afflicted Afghanistan much before the Taliban takeover of the country on August 15.
  • As per WFP estimates, around 2 million children are malnourished in Afghanistan.
  • WFP is the food-assistance branch of United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization. It was founded in 1961 with its headquarter in Rome