Publish dateThursday 15 September 2022 - 09:37
Story Code : 258645
Reducing the process of UN aid to the needy in Afghanistan
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says it is facing a funding shortfall and is forced to scale back aid.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination Office "OCHA" has announced that only 50% of the money needed to help Afghanistan in 2022 has been met so far.
According to this department, the lack of financial budget, the increase in the prices of food and other goods in the world and inside Afghanistan, has forced them to reduce the aid process.
United Nations Global Communications Officer Melissa Fleming said in a tweet yesterday (Wednesday, September 14): "The people of Afghanistan are suffering, they need our support more than ever. We need funding to ensure that The United Nations can provide life-saving aid."
OCHA added that $2.2 billion of the new 2022 budget has been used with $542 million of money carried over from 2021, yet this money is 50 percent of the $4.4 billion needed to provide humanitarian assistance in the year.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid previously said that 19 million Afghan citizens face food insecurity and 25 million of the country's population lives in poverty.
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