The World Food Program announced it provided food and cash to more than 5.6 million people across Afghanistan in July.
Wahidullah Amani, the spokesperson of the World Food Program in Afghanistan, said that the assistance of the organization includes 35,000 tons of food and $9 million in cash, which was distributed to the citizens of Afghanistan in July.
“WFP in Afghanistan this July was able to provide food aid to more than 5.6 million people across Afghanistan. Among these, 3.8 million people were those who benefited from emergency humanitarian aid,” said Wahidullah Amani.
Meanwhile, some economists said that for transparency in the distribution of aid, it is necessary to create a committee to supervise the process of providing aid and emphasize that Afghan citizens will need help more than ever in the coming winter.
"In order to reduce the level of poverty in Afghanistan, it is necessary to change the way of aid and to spend it in ways that can create a basis for employment for the poor families of the country,” said Seyar Qurishi, an economist.
The Ministry of Economy has welcomed the assistance of aid organizations in Afghanistan, adding that for economic progress, it is necessary to build up infrastructure.
We welcome the help of the international community, but the aid can be effective when it is used in infrastructure. At the same time, aid should take a developmental aspect to play an important role in creating employment and reducing poverty.
The International Organization for Migration recently wrote in a report that seventy percent of Afghan citizens are currently below the poverty line.