Máximo Torero, chief economist at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said that the populations now is "facing high levels of acute food insecurity, not only in magnitude but also in prevalence.”
He said that at the 10 largest food crisis countries, in terms of magnitude, are first the “DRC, the second one would be Ethiopia, then Afghanistan, Nigeria, Yemen, Myanmar, Syria Arab Republic, Sudan, Ukraine and Pakistan.”
Wahidullah Amani, the spokesman of WFP Afghanistan, said that lack of women workers has undermined the aid delivery in the country.
“WFP believes that aid delivery is better with women, and bringing back the women workers is the priority of the WFP. We will continue our efforts in this regard at all levels,” he said.
Eonomists believe that to root out poverty, there is a need for investment in infrastructural projects.
“I think that if we have a political engagement, will facilitate an economist corridor, the creation of job opportunities, the bringing of investment, and preventing investment from leaving Afghanistan -- I think the economy will improve,” said Sayed Masoud, an economist.
“Designing and implementing projects that can provide work for the people through which the people can earn an income and meet their needs, is needed,”
The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that 90 percent people of Afghanistan are living in poverty and 28 million of them need humanitarian aid.