The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has requested 80 million francs to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.

While Afghanistan’s economy is in shambles and international organizations have repeatedly warned about it, the Red Cross has expressed alarm about the present situation and requested 80 million francs in emergency relief for Afghanistan.

According to the federation, more than half of Afghanistan’s population required humanitarian assistance on Thursday, June 16.

According to a Red Cross report, people in Afghanistan are suffering from severe food insecurity as a result of a series of crises.

The organization’s report suggested Afghanistan is in the midst of the biggest and the “worst humanitarian crisis on Earth”, with about 20 million Afghans facing food insecurity.

Half of children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

As the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan worsened, the organization requested an increase in funding from 36 million to 80 million francs.

The organization stated at the end of its report that with this amount of funding, it will be able to expand its aid coverage from 19 to 34 provinces of Afghanistan by December 2023.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).