Human Rights Watch in a recent report on Afghanistan said that two-thirds of the country’s population is food insecure.
This report says that Afghanistan remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, and after the ban on women working for NGOs, the crisis has become more severe. It said 875,000 children face acute malnutrition.
“Afghanistan has largely disappeared from the media, but it remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Two-thirds of the country’s population is food insecure, including 875,000 children facing acute malnutrition. Women and girls remain most at risk,” said Human Rights Watch.
“The additional information I have is that the humanitarian situation remains critical in Afghanistan and our operations also remain underfunded,” said Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy considers the economic sanctions and frozen assets of Afghanistan to be the reason for the increase in food insecurity in the country.
"Humanitarian aid is highly political and is linked to the recognition or non-recognition of the Islamic Emirate and for this reason the aid has not reached needy people," said Merwis Ashofta, political analyst.
"The real reason for food insecurity is economic sanctions and frozen assets of Afghanistan and we are trying to render the sanctions ineffective and create more jobs and launch big projects," said Abdul Latif Nazari, the Deputy Minister of Economy.
According to the Human Rights report, drastic loss of aid will leave many Afghans poorer and hungrier.