The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan has welcomed a contribution by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) of $100 million to help provide critical food assistance to more than 1.3 million people across the country.
We will provide critical food assistance to more than 1.3 million acutely food insecure people across the Afghanistan for up to one year through the funding which it received from the Asian Development Bank. The World Food Program (WFP) said.
The executive director of the World Food Program announced that the program's budget is insufficient to get through the month of October in Afghanistan and said that if the budget is not provided, the World Food Program will have to leave Afghanistan.
A top official said, the United Nations has been forced to cut food, cash payments and assistance in many countries because of “a crippling funding crisis” that has seen its donations plummet by about half as acute hunger is hitting record levels.
The head of the World Food Program in Afghanistan has said that the money donated to provide food for the people of Afghanistan will run out by the end of October, and after that, the financial resources for aid have not yet been provided.