The World Bank has said that food security in Afghanistan has worsened with 70 percent of households in Afghanistan are unable to cover their food and non-food needs in 20222. The percentage was 35 in the previous year.

The bank has said that people both in cities and villages are facing a decline in the quality and quantity of food as unemployment rises especially in rural areas.

The report by World Bank was released on Tuesday, March 15 after conducting a household survey in Afghanistan in the fall of 2021 to assess changes in the basic living conditions in the early days of the Taliban rule.

In general, the report indicates that while the Afghans are still able to find work and access some key public services, the situation is quite fragile, and a rapid and dramatic decline in welfare outcomes and access to services could occur unless salaries, at least for key services, can be restored and food security improved.

In terms of employment, the report shows that employment has risen in urban areas but the level is quite low in urban areas of Afghanistan.

Further, the population of boys going to school is flat while the number of households sending their girls to secondary and high schools has been declined.

It comes as the United Nations has lately said that 95 percent of people in Afghanistan do not eat sufficiently.