Following the budget reduction of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan, this organization states that women are on the brink of losing their last lifeline.
On Tuesday, the World Food Programme tweeted that the budget reduction means one million women and their children will be deprived of nutritional assistance.
According to the official of the Emergency of WFP in Afghanistan, “Women are being gradually excluded from social life every day, with minimal opportunities for livelihood and nutrition for their offspring.”
Earlier, WFP’s deputy Executive Director Carl Skau said he had a plan for an urgent funding appeal during a Brussels meeting, explicitly focusing on Afghanistan. The primary objective is to prevent a potential winter catastrophe in the country.
Before the meeting hosted by the EU Commission, Skau stated, “I am currently in Brussels for a high-level meeting on Afghanistan, attended by partners and donors, generously hosted by the European Commission.”
The meeting’s main objective is to formulate a plan and strategy to support the Afghan population during the upcoming winter, as highlighted by Skau. Due to financial constraints in recent months, WFP has had to reduce its essential humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan.
“The operational conditions are challenging, but we are committed to delivering assistance in a principled and effective manner.”
Meanwhile, the organization emphasizes the need for one billion dollars to address the needs of the vulnerable in the upcoming harsh winter.
The World Food Programme is talking about budget shortages at a time when 15 million people in Afghanistan are still determining where their next meal will come from.
According to the United Nations report, 97% of the Afghan population lives below the poverty line, and the number of people needing humanitarian aid is increasing.