The World Food Program in Afghanistan said that the first batch of 30,000 metric tons of wheat-flour is expected to arrive in Afghanistan in November.
Earlier, Reuters reported that seven vessels full of grain had sailed from the Black Sea toward European and Asian nations.
"From Ukraine, WFP has purchased a total of 80,000 metric tons of wheat. After milling, this will be 60,000 metric tons of wheat flour,” said Philippe Kropf, head of communication of WFP Afghanistan. “We expect the first batch of this wheat flour to arrive in Afghanistan in the coming weeks.”
This comes as the UN agencies estimated that around 19 million people are facing food insecurity in Afghanistan.
Rahila, a widow with nine children, is now the only breadwinner for her family.
Rahila said that she is working at nearby houses as a cleaner to make ends meet.
“We have a poor economy. No one else works for our family. I find jobs to wash clothes or anything, otherwise no one has a job,” said Rahila, a vulnerable person.
There are millions of Afghans who are struggling with the same economic challenges.
Mohammad Dost, 72, is a vulnerable Afghan, who called on aid organizations to provide assistance to the people who deserve it.
“The problems are endless. There is no food, no grain nothing at all,” he said.
The economists believe that weak management cased the distribution of aid to not be very effective for the Afghan economy.
“There are three reasons that the aid organizations cannot be very effective in rooting out poverty in Afghanistan: lack of accountability of UN agencies regarding distribution of aid, lack of ability to recognize the real vulnerable people, and lack of their reporting to a legislated government in Afghanistan,” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, an economist.
Earlier, the WFP said that 9 in 10 Afghans lack access to sufficient food.