A paper written by Abdulkader Sinno and originally published on devpolicy.org was republished by the Australian National University, and it says nearly 20 million people are experiencing hunger in Afghanistan and that the impasse between the world and Kabul must be broken.
According to the report, it is possible that a number of Afghan citizens will face famine in the coming winter.
“The collapse of Afghanistan’s economy after the US withdrawal in 2021 has led to the current food shortage. The shortage partly stems from the end of Western funding support, severe drought, and the rise in wheat prices due to the Ukraine war. But damaging policies pursued by the Taliban on the one hand and the United States and its European allies on the other have also played a part," the paper said.
Fahim is busy working in the corner of Kabul city. He said that he earns less than 100 afghanis a day and has not made any preparations for winter.
“When winter comes, problems will increase and more help will be needed, if aid is not provided, problems will increase,” said Fahim.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Humanitarian Aid Coordination Office says that they have earmarked $125 million for countries that need help, of which $20 million have been allocated to Afghanistan.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Afghanistan said that they have earmarked $125 million for countries that need help, of which $20 million have been allocated to Afghanistan.
“This brings to 10 million the number of people cut off from its support this year in the country due to a massive funding shortfall going forward," said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
The Ministry of Economy said that the imposition of sanctions in the past two years has caused more economic challenges in the country.
“Restrictions should be removed as soon as possible and help to the people of Afghanistan should be continued more strongly so that our dear compatriots do not face problems in the winter season,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy of the economy ministry.
This is while the United Nations Security Council has said in a report that fifty-six humanitarian aid programs in Afghanistan have been stopped due to the intervention of "the Taliban," an issue that has always been denied by the Islamic Emirate.