International organisations start providing food, cash to desperate Afghans

The World Food Program (WFP), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has begun providing cash aid to dozens of vulnerable families in west of Kabul. WFP’s zone manager, Daoud Ghaznawi said that each family would receive 7,000 Afs in cash

Nov 24, 2021
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The World Food Program (WFP)

The World Food Program (WFP), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has begun providing cash aid to dozens of vulnerable families in west of Kabul. WFP’s zone manager, Daoud Ghaznawi said that each family would receive 7,000 Afs in cash. “We distribute the aid in two rounds. First, we have provided food materials. Now we will provide about 76 US dollars to each family,” he was quoted as saying.

International organizations, including the UN, have warned of severe humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan with the approaching winter, Tolo News reported.

Poor and vulnerable families - many on the brink of starvation - have called on the international organization to ramp up their efforts to help the people who are in grave need.

“I ask the donors to support the hospitals, boost their donations to overcome the existing poverty,” said Bibi Anisa, a woman who was waiting in line to receive the aid.

“I have called on them to increase the rate of the aids in the future. This will help the people a lot better,” said Safiullah Khan, another aid receiver.

WFP provided donations to at least 9 million Afghans last year. According to the organization, 14 million people would be given aid in the ongoing year. The organization is also planning to provide aid for over 23 million people - which will also cost more than $220 million.

(SAM)