The UN World Food Program called on the international community to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
“I am here at the children’s ward in Kandahar where the number of patients is doubling because people don’t have food,” said David Beasley, WFP’s executive director. “It is only getting worse because of the economic deterioration," he said.
The economics experts said that the government should work on effective options to counter the ongoing challenges in the country.
“If the economic crisis in Afghanistan is not managed well, the lives of thousands of people will be at risk,” said Iraj Faqiri, an economic expert.
According to the WFP, 230 million dollars needs to be allocated per month in order to just provide half of the daily meals required by people who are going hungry.
“The people’s savings have been reduced over the past year and many of them need the support of the world. The aid should be provided as soon as possible,” said Fahim Abas, a university professor.
The Islamic Emirate earlier pledged it was forming programs to counter the economic challenges of the people.