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World Food Programme calls for $650 million aid for Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it needs $650 million to address the needs in Afghanistan.

The agency stated on its social media platform Tuesday, June 11, that despite improvements in food security in Afghanistan compared to the past two years, one-fourth of the country’s population still requires assistance for survival.

The World Food Programme has emphasized that it requires $650 million for the next six months to continue providing aid to Afghanistan.

The World Food Programme’s request for assistance for Afghanistan comes as the country has recently experienced devastating floods caused by recent rains, resulting in hundreds of deaths and significant financial losses.

Moreover, adverse natural events have completely devastated the livelihoods of many families, primarily reliant on agriculture.

However, the forced return of over half a million Afghans from Pakistan and the regular expulsion of large groups of Afghan refugees from Iran have recently increased the level of need in Afghanistan.

This comes amid a dire humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, exacerbated by the recent deadly floods in the country.

Additionally, the urgent need for aid extends to the returnees, as the influx of refugees returning from neighboring countries, such as Pakistan, and the expulsion of Afghan refugees from Iran, has intensified the demand for assistance in Afghanistan.

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