The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in a new report expressed concerns over the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
According to the report, successive droughts and increasing humanitarian needs in different sectors have increased the current crisis in Afghanistan and two-thirds of the country already has humanitarian needs in 2023.
The report shows that out of 80 million Swiss Franc requested for aid, less than 50 percent of it has been received.
Analysts said that the situation might worsen if fundamental measures are not taken to address these issues.
“Humanitarian aid in the past two years is not effective for our economy and it’s still not effective for our economy,” said Mahboubullah Mohammadi, an analyst.
Some Kabul residents said that after recent changes in the country, they have been faced with many economic challenges.
Malang, who is the only breadwinner for his seven-member family in Kabul, said that he “has not received any aid” so far.
“I am faced with a challenging situation. I have not received a penny from any organization,” said Malang.
“Aid cannot help us. It’s just for two and three months and after that we are in tension about what to do for the future,” said Ghulam Nabi, a Kabul resident.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy acknowledged that the people of Afghanistan are faced with many issues and that they need help.
“To gradually reduce the level of poverty and improve the living conditions of our dear compatriots and remove the economic restrictions and sanctions, the United Nations and the international community should take responsible actions and cooperate through supporting development programs and focusing on the employment sector,” said Abdul Rahman Habib, a spokesman for the Ministry of Economy.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said that Afghanistan has seen an overall increase in people in need and that the number is now at 28.3 million people and many of them are women and children.