Afghanistan has been ranked the 2nd top country in the world with more than 1 million of its people suffering from emergency levels of hunger, the World Food Programme in Afghanistan said.
The WFP Afghanistan said in a post on its X account that at least 6.08 million in Afghanistan are facing the "4th phase" of hunger.
A spokesman for the WFP Afghanistan, Wahidullah Amani, said that the organization has been forced to cut down its assistance from 13 million to 2 million.
“The WFP has faced a shortage of budget in the ongoing month, and we were forced to cut another 2 million from our assistance list. Which means that we can only aid 3 million people,” he said.
But the Islamic Emirate said that the shortage of the budget of aid organizations is due to a worldwide increase of poverty.
“The world is being threatened by poverty. The West and other countries who were supporting these organizations are also facing problems of poverty. It is not only Afghanistan. Second, there are serious steps being taken to tackle the crisis of poverty in Afghanistan,” Mujahid said.
Economists said that the poverty and unemployment have increased compared to before and there is a need for the world countries and international organizations to continue their assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
“There are accurate international reports and obvious realities in Afghanistan that show the livelihood of the people of Afghanistan is driving towards a catastrophe. The alert of being the second poorest and hungry country of the world is very dangerous,” said Azeraksh Hafizi, an economist.
Sudan is on top of the list of the countries suffering from emergency level hunger released by the WFP Afghanistan.
The chart includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Somalia, Haiti, Kenya and Nigeria.