KABUL: The World Food Program (WFP) is poised to provide food assistance to more than 15 million people in Afghanistan annually until March 2023.
One day after Europe, the United States and their partners concurred that humanitarian aid alone would not suffice to address Afghanistan’s economic issues.
The World Food Program (WFP) had earlier announced that it would import 80,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine for distribution to the Afghan people.
Wahidullah Amani, a spokesperson for WFP Afghanistan, said the organization needs $1.1 billion to provide 15 million people with assistance each month until March 2023.
This is while the country is struggling with a severe humanitarian crisis. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) projected that by the middle of 2022, Afghanistan could face “universal poverty,” with 97% of Afghans living below the World Bank-designated international poverty line of $1.90 a day.