Publish dateThursday 29 February 2024 - 11:44
Story Code : 286680
The World Food Program has announced that 3,500 tons of soybeans-wheat are stuck at the border of Pakistan
The World Food Program has said that 3,500 tons of soybean-wheat mix is stuck at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border due to transit problems.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: The World Food Program published a report on Tuesday (February 27) and said that due to the lack of wheat soybean composition, the World Food Program will implement a targeted supplementary feeding program compared to the supplementary feeding program in certain areas this month. He gave priority to care for 1.7 million pregnant women, girls and children.
This United Nations agency has emphasized that: "Further delay in wheat soybean transit is a significant risk for about 378,000 pregnant women who will be helped under the malnutrition treatment program."
The World Food Program has said that based on forecasts, 15.8 million people will be severely food insecure between November 2023 and March 2024, of which 3.6 million people will be in an emergency situation.
This United Nations agency added that four million people, including 3.2 million children under the age of five, are suffering from acute malnutrition.
WFP also added that it sent more than 25,000 metric tons of mixed food throughout Afghanistan, which reached 99 percent of its goal in January, and about 43,000 metric tons of food are now available in WFP warehouses inside Afghanistan. 
According to this department, there are 34 thousand metric tons of food in the warehouses of the World Food Program abroad, which are being transferred to Afghanistan, or are supposed to be transferred to this country.
According to statistics, 23.7 million people in the country need humanitarian aid this year, and aid agencies can only cover 17.3 million people.
The Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said that 3.06 billion US dollars are needed to help the needy in Afghanistan during 2024.
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