The UN’s Afghanistan humanitarian response plan for this year is barely 7 percent funded in contrast to the catastrophic humanitarian catastrophe that the bulk of the Afghan people is presently suffering. According to Khaama Press, two-thirds of Afghanistan’s population is in desperate need of humanitarian relief as a result of decades of violence, a lack of rain, the current drought, and a donation-based economy, among other factors.
On Thursday, a top UNICEF official said that insufficient funding has hurt the organization’s attempts to provide food aid in Afghanistan. The article claims that the country is receiving less humanitarian help from outside.
According to Khaama Press, the UN’s Afghanistan humanitarian response plan for this year is just 7% funded in contrast to the catastrophic humanitarian catastrophe that the majority of the Afghan people is now going through.
According to the World Health Organization’s most recent study, 6 million people in Afghanistan under Taliban control are at danger of becoming hungry, and 20 million people there are believed to be very hungry. Several media sources claim that after the Taliban regained power of Afghanistan in 2021, the humanitarian catastrophe has become worse.
The Moroccan locust, one of the most economically damaging agricultural pests in the world, has been discovered in multiple provinces of Afghanistan, mostly in the north and northeast, at different phases of growth, according to a report from Khaama Press earlier today.
It seems that it may wipe out the nation’s wheat crops, worsening the food situation. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, overgrazing, a drought, and insufficient rainfall contributed to this spring’s locust epidemic in northern Afghanistan.
Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in the middle of August 2021, the country’s political and economic condition has only gotten worse.
Afghanistan is now dealing with a significant humanitarian catastrophe as the nation has the highest rate of individuals experiencing acute food insecurity worldwide, according UN estimates.
Additionally, the Ukraine crisis has significantly increased the price of food, making it unaffordable for many Afghans. Additionally, the Taliban’s crimes have disproportionately affected Afghan women and children since seizing power.