Kabul- Afghanistan (PMG):

Report: Firdous Rasouli

The United Nations has reported that three million people in Afghanistan need food aid while the country is in the worst drought. The drought in the northern and western provinces of Afghanistan has caused serious damage to crops and forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes. (Tobi Lanser), United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Afghanistan, said: “the United Nations is trying to attract more than 2.5 million Afghans who need food to the international community by mid-December to handle this crisis. “These people eat bread and tea on a daily basis,” said Mr. Lanser, to AFP, adding that “these three million people are one degree farther away from the famine.”

The world’s highest level is the need for serious consideration. The United Nations has said that donations to 600 thousand of these people who have been in need they have distributed wheat, oil, and lentils last month and will provide aid to 600,000 others by the end of this month.  According to Mr. Lanser, eight million other people in Afghanistan are in a food crisis, and the rate of feeding children in this group is very high.

He continues to add that the situation will be worsened by the arrival of cold Reducing rain and snow in the past winter has caused several droughts in half of Afghanistan and has displaced some 250,000 people from their areas. The Afghan government and aid agencies are now working to address these displaced people who have been tapped in the corners of the city.

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