Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): The World Bank reports that these crises will have devastating effects on the global level, and the only solution is to export foodstuffs to these countries.
According to the World Bank report, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan and Yemen have been declared as the poorest countries that are facing food and debt crisis. The report states that natural events such as drought have made Afghanistan vulnerable and reduced wheat production.
According to the World Bank report, 69% of Afghan people are unable to meet their food needs and 16% of families consume less than one meal a day.
Following the publication of the World Bank report, the Ministry of Economy also reacted and announced that the food crisis in Afghanistan was caused by the blocking of Afghan assets by the United States.
Abdul Latif Nazari, Afghanistan's Deputy Minister of Economy, said: Our solutions are based on several components; First, to strengthen the infrastructure, second, to mechanize agriculture, and third, to expand Afghanistan's trade and transit; from these few components, we can gradually approach economic self-sufficiency.