WFP on Afghanistan: 12M Face Hunger Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

As Afghans prepare to celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid al-Adha, the World Food Programme (WFP) has sounded the alarm on the grim reality facing millions in the country, Khaama Press reported yesterday.

On the eve of the Eid holiday, the WFP announced that a staggering 12 million Afghans do not know where their next meal will come from. The UN-affiliated organization stated that while many will gather with family over food, a quarter of Afghanistan’s population goes to bed hungry every day.

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has reached alarming levels, with 23.7 million people, including 9.2 million children, requiring urgent assistance. The WFP has requested $650 million to continue its life-saving operations in the country.

The situation has been exacerbated by the forced deportation of Afghan refugees from neighboring Iran and Pakistan, further straining the country’s resources. Thousands of refugees are being sent back to Afghanistan, where they face dire conditions and a lack of basic necessities.

Adding to the woes, deadly floods have destroyed homes and infrastructure, leaving many homeless and without access to clean water. Meanwhile, the Taliban’s restrictions on women working with aid organizations have severely limited the ability to provide essential services and support to the most vulnerable populations.

As the people of Afghanistan prepare to celebrate Eid, the WFP’s urgent call for assistance underscores the grim reality facing millions who struggle to survive in the face of this unfolding humanitarian crisis.

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