Afghanistan has asked the UN for assistance and requested wheat storage facilities in response to growing concerns about the country’s drought.
The Chamber of agriculture and livestock has called on the UN to help the country amidst concerns over possible droughts.
“The international community and other countries need to support Afghanistan under the current situation. The government also has to make wheat storage facilities so that we will not face hunger,” said Mirwais Hajizada, the deputy head of the Chamber of agriculture and livestock, reported ToloNews.
According to the ministry of agriculture and livestock, a strategic plan has been sent to the cabinet for approval to purchase 100,000 tons of wheat.
Since the regime change in Afghanistan, the country’s economy has turned upside down, and the country is under a severe humanitarian crisis, according to a UN report.
Two-thirds of Afghanistan’s population which make 28 million people, need humanitarian assistance to survive, and 20 million people are experiencing crisis levels of food insecurity, the report said.
Analysts estimate that Afghanistan needs six to eight million metric tons of wheat annually, of which five million metric tons come from domestic sources and the remaining two million metric tons from international sources.