A drop in donor funding could push parts of Afghanistan into famine this year, the World Food Program said on Monday, adding that 9 million Afghans could be left without food aid as they already face shortfalls in rations. Was lying
After the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021, a massive humanitarian aid package – which prompted foreign governments to cut development funding and impose sanctions – helped avert widespread famine then, but now those fears are back again are increasing.
“Because of that, we have been able to address the famine,” WFP Afghanistan country director Hsiao-Wei Li told Reuters. “If we are not able to provide that (again), then we can face the worst.”