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Islamic Relief: Afghanistan tops list of countries grappling with food crisis

Rahmatullah Baghban
Press TV, Kabul

The global hunger crisis is worsening at an alarming rate. This is according to Islamic Relief, an international aid agency that provides humanitarian relief and development programs in over 40 countries. Afghanistan tops the list of needy countries, where the food crisis is most acutely felt.

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has faded from headlines, but this does not mean it has ended. Presently, 95% of Afghans are not getting enough to eat, and more than half of Afghans, over 24 million people, urgently need humanitarian aid.

In the meantime, The Islamic Relief organization warns of global food insecurity, with Afghanistan on the top followed by Ethiopia and Yemen. The charity organization says famine-like conditions remain a continued threat to all Afghans.

Some Afghan experts blame the crisis in Afghanistan on the US, which seized Afghan assets, as well as the west's sanctions on the country.

This comes as aid agencies are demanding more funding to boost their efforts in Afghanistan. WFP has said, in Afghanistan, they are taking food from the hungry to feed the starving.

Millions of people in Afghanistan are on the brink of famine. Afghans, here, are awaiting urgent action by the ruling Taliban and the international community. 


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