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Over 70,000 tons of food items ready for distribution in Afghanistan, WFP

WFP Trucks Snowy Pass

“We hope donor countries speed up their aid programs so that the WFP can go ahead with its plans and implement food distribution programs to the needy people in Afghanistan,” adding that the crisis is big,
but resources are limited; therefore, it is difficult to reach out all the needy people in the country.

Officials of the World Food Program (WFP) have informed of storing 72,000 tons of foodstuffs in remote parts of Afghanistan to distribute to needy people ahead of winter.
This comes amid of increasing complaints of people about lack of foodstuffs in remote districts of the country.
People in remote areas of the Afghanistan say they have lost their children in cold season of winter and usually face with lack of food.
They are now happy when they found that WFP has stored foodstuffs to distribute needy families in remote parts of the country.
The WFP Afghanistan office has said that the organization has propositioned 70,000 metric tons of food in some of the most remote areas to distribute to needy people in the areas.
“Families across Afghanistan have exhausted all their resources.
And in winter, hunger bites hardest. WFP has propositioned 72,000 metric tons of food in some of the most remote areas that will become inaccessible once snow and ice cut off communities,” WFP Afghanistan tweeted. According to WFP, it is determined that 100,000 metric tons of food will be prepositioned for nearly 15 million needy Afghans in the country.
“Distribution program of food to needy Afghan families by the World Food Program will continue until the end of March and winter,” said Waheedullah Amani, a spokesperson of the WFP in Afghanistan.
He asked for the acceleration of assistance by donor countries.
“We hope donor countries speed up their aid programs so that the WFP can go ahead with its plans and implement food distribution programs to the needy people in Afghanistan,” adding that the crisis is
big, but resources are limited; therefore, it is difficult to reach out all the needy people in the country.
Amani stressed that the WFP Afghanistan needed $1.4 billion to preposition and store food in remote areas and distribute them to the needy people in the country.
The WFP and all other UN agencies have predicted that the upcoming winter will be harsh and stressed on further aids to the needy population in the country.
The World Food Progrm estimates the number with food insecurity people reach to nearly 19 million and says that 6 million of them are facing a food security emergency.
Afghan economic experts say Afghanistan was previously dependent on foreign aids and the country is still
waiting to receive humanitarian assistance as the economic situation of the people is bad, adding that there’s still hope UN agencies and international organizations can timely provide further aids to address
problems of the needy population in the country.
Based on the United Nations’ official statistics, nearly 700,000 people have lost their jobs in one year, which has added to the volume of unemployment rate in the country.
Like Nahid, there are hundreds of people who have lost their jobs and are now waiting for a loaf of bread or aids from the international organizations.
They are asking the Islamic Emirate to recruit them in government institutions so that they serve the people and get regular salaries to feed their children.
Shukria Kohistani

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.