RASC News Agency: The World Food Program (WFP) has issued a dire call for immediate support and assistance to the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of World Food Day. In a powerful social media message, this esteemed international organization highlighted the alarming fact that 15 million individuals in Afghanistan, which is equivalent to one-third of the nation’s population, currently face daunting uncertainty regarding their next meal.
Today, October 16, coincides with World Food Day, a profound opportunity for reflection and action. On this momentous occasion, the World Food Program emphasized, “On this World Food Day, it is crucial to remind the global community of the harrowing reality faced by 15 million Afghanistani people, constituting a staggering one-third of the nation’s populace, in their struggle to secure their basic sustenance.”
In addition, this prominent aid organization drew attention to the catastrophic earthquake that ravaged Herat province, something that adds to the already existing humanitarian crisis. Furthermore, it should be acknowledged that Afghanistan currently holds the unfortunate distinction of being one of the countries with the highest level of food insecurity worldwide. The perils of poverty and hunger have significantly escalated since the ascent of the Taliban group to power.
Moreover, prior to this urgent call for assistance, aid organizations in Afghanistan had already warned about the insufficient funds available to aid the most vulnerable in this beleaguered nation. It is essential to acknowledge that the dominance of the Taliban group and the ensuing changes have resulted in a staggering number of individuals losing their jobs, thereby plunging their families into poverty.
Simultaneously, with the oppression of women and the severe curtailment of their activities outside the home, statistics relating to poverty and the urgent need for humanitarian aid in the country have reached alarming levels.