The World Food Programme said on Twitter it provided food assistance, nutrition and other support for 17.5 million Afghans.
“On International Day of Families. WFP is reaching mothers and children across Afghanistan in some of the most remote and mountainous areas of the country,” WFP Afghanistan said on Twitter.
“We have been able to provide food or cash to over 17 million people, so they can purchase food for themselves,” said Waheedullah Amani, a spokesman for the WFP.
Meanwhile, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), said in a recent report that “some 70% of Afghan households reported being unable to cover basic food and non-food needs, reflecting the impact of decline in household incomes.”
Economists say the reduction in the international community’s aid to Afghanistan will cause further deterioration of the economic condition.
“Due to the stall in main factors of the economic sector, there is a need for extension of the international aid, otherwise the economic condition of the people will become worse,” said Fahim Abassi, an economist.