India and WFP sign MoU for final tranche of wheat donation to Afghanistan

Since the beginning of 2022, WFP has assisted over 18 million people in Afghanistan with life-saving assistance, including 410,000 MT of food and $ 115.8 million worth of cash and food vouchers

The Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to supply 10,000 MT of wheat to Afghanistan where nearly 19 million people, half of the population, are facing acute food insecurity, compounded by the recent earthquake that struck the eastern part of the country in June.

The MoU marks the fifth and final tranche of 50,000 MT of wheat that the Government of India committed as humanitarian food assistance for Afghanistan in 2020, and was signed in New Delhi between J. P. Singh, Joint Secretary, PAI Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and Bishow Parajuli, WFP’s Representative and Country Director in India.

“The final tranche builds upon assistance already delivered by WFP to those who need it most in Afghanistan. India has delivered on its commitment, standing by the historical relations between the people of two countries and the pressing needs on the ground,” said Singh.

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