The World Food Program (WFP) said that it urgently needs $800 million for the next six months to help Afghanistan, which is at the highest risk of famine in a quarter of a century.
Wahid Amani, a spokesman for the WFP, said the organization needs funds to continue humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
The World Food Program noted that women aid workers play a vital role in delivering the agency’s food and nutrition assistance and that it will make “every possible effort” to keep this going, while also trying to ensure the active involvement of female staff.
“The WFP urgently needs $800 million for the next six months to continue providing assistance to the most needy families in the country. If this aid is not received on time, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan will worsen,” Amani said.
According to Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy of ministry of economy, foreign help is crucial to reducing the country's crisis.
"We ask the international community, including the United Nations, to continue aid to the people of Afghanistan, and aid should include not only the humanitarian aspect, but also developmental too,” Nazari added.
Some Kabul residents said that they are living in a difficult economic situation and that no humanitarian organization has so far provided them assistance.
Fariba, 48, the sole breadwinner for her family of eight, said she is struggling financially.
"Im the sole breadwinner of my family. I cannot afford to provide them everything, if I provide their clothes, providing their food remains the problem,” Fariba, a destitute women told TOLOnews.
According to some residents of the capital, in the current solar year, the amount of aid given by some institutions has decreased significantly.
“It has been three months since help has arrived in this area, and if it did, it only reached three or four people in 20 to 30 houses, which is insufficient,” said Mohammad Nazir, a resident of Zaman Khan Castle in Kabul.
Based on the assessment of the World Food Program, twenty million Afghans do not have three meals a day, and six million people are on the brink of famine.