World Food Program: eight million needy are deprived of aid

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The World Food Program has announced that as a result of the reduction of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, about eight million needy people have been deprived of aid.

Karl Skow, Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP) added in a statement that the organization needs $918 million to maintain its aid operations over the next six months.

According to him, imposing restrictions on Afghan women and girls has had a negative impact on the process of providing assistance to people in need.

He added: “We must find ways to ensure a safe and favorable environment for women and men. “But without adequate funding, we cannot provide the assistance that is desperately needed by girls, boys, women and men across this country.”

Meanwhile, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan says that hunger and malnutrition are increasing in the country.

This organization tweeted on Wednesday (June 21) that more than 15 million people in Afghanistan are facing acute food insecurity and at the same time, nearly three million people are facing acute hunger.

Ocha also reported that 3.2 million children and more than 800 thousand pregnant and lactating mothers suffer from acute, moderate and severe malnutrition.

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