(MENAFN- Khaama Press)
On Sunday, May 15, the World Food Program (WFP) tweeted that it has provided relief aid to over 17.5 million people in Afghanistan in the past six months.
According to a newsletter published by the organization, millions of Afghans have received food aid and other essentials.
Earlier, the WFP's Asia deputy director expressed concern about the humanitarian crisis and food shortages in Afghanistan.
WFP's Asia Deputy Director tweeted that it is estimated that 18.9 million people will face severe hunger in Afghanistan by November this year. Food and livelihood donations from generous donors have been a way of saving the needy.
Following the Taliban's re-establishment in Afghanistan, international aid was drastically limited, and the World Bank's reconstruction fund was severely restricted.
This year, the United Nations has requested $5 billion in help for Afghan people both inside Afghanistan and in neighboring nations.
Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) claims to have assisted 5 million Afghans this year, particularly vulnerable women who are household heads.
According to a tweet from the organization, the families have received food and other essential necessities this year.
According to the UNHCR, millions of Afghan people have been affected by the ongoing crisis, displacement, drought, and economic disaster.
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