WFP cuts rations in Afghanistan!

The World Food Programme (WFP), the food agency of the UN has cut rations to Afghanistan.

UN News reports that the cut is due to a lack of funds.

The WFP has therefore appealed for urgent funding for its operations in the country. Families have been going from one crisis to the other since the Taliban took over.

The widespread hunger in the country is now catastrophic. It’s only if humanitarian support is sustained that hundreds of thousands of people will survive.

At least four million people will receive 50% of what they need to survive in March due to lack of funds.

The cuts are especially agonizing to vulnerable Afghans who are just recovering from a very freezing winter.

Some $ 93 million is needed by WFP to assist 13 million people in April. $800 million will be needed in the next six months.

WFP has warned since last November that funds are running out.

Afghanistan is at the highest risk of famine in 25 years. A mere half of all families living in crisis–coping mode are surviving. WFP’s food assistance is now the “last lifeline” for millions in the country.

It’s so serious that nine out of ten families can’t afford enough food. Nearly 20 million don’t know where their next meal will come from. Also, six million Afghans are one step away from famine.

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