WFP multi-media package highlights millions of people facing starvation in Afghanistan as winter sets in

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Photo: WFP/Julian Frank, People Farming in Balkh Province with WFP Convoy in Background
Photo: WFP/Julian Frank, People Farming in Balkh Province with WFP Convoy in Background
KABUL – Without urgent funding to stave off a catastrophe, 3.2 million children in Afghanistan face severe hunger and the life-threatening consequences of malnutrition. Humanitarian needs have increased and around 23 million people need urgent food assistance. WFP’s funding requirement to meet these needs in 2022 is US$2.6 billion.

“The international community have very real concerns and at this time we need to separate the humanitarian imperative from the political discussions. The people of Afghanistan, the innocent people of Afghanistan, the children of Afghanistan who have had their lives upended through no fault of their own, cannot be condemned to hunger and starvation just because of the lottery of geopolitics and the lottery of birth,” said WFP’s Afghanistan Country Director Mary-Ellen McGroarty.

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