Afghanistan nears acute food crisis

The collapse of its economy began after the Taliban fighters took over post troops withdrawal

The United Nations reported that millions of Afghans are at the brink of collapse and could die due to starvation. They also mentioned that there is an urgent need for action to deal with the food crisis.

 

The U.N. urged to immediately lift the freeze on funds for humanitarian efforts and David Beasley, the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director told that more than half of Afghanistan’s 39 million population were facing acute food insecurity and are marching to starvation.

 

The collapse of its economy began after the Taliban fighters took over post troops withdrawal and the food crisis was exacerbated by the looming threat of climate change. The new Taliban administration has been blocked from accessing assets which are held overseas because the world nations plan to choke down the Taliban government.

 

Recently, the Chinese Foreign Minister met with acting Deputy PM Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and expressed the willingness to continue to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan while the Taliban leaders have also expressed their interest in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The aid will help the Afghan economy for a short period of time.

 

According to the UN food agency (WFP), they need nearly $220m a month that will partially help in feeding around 23 million people. It is expected that this food crisis could also trigger a migration crisis.

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