Need of immediate funding to avoid new ration cuts for millions in Afghanistan

WFP plans to reach 21 million people with lifesaving food, nutrition and livelihood support this year

As funding shortfalls force World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce its lifesaving assistance to four million Afghans, WFP renews its call for urgent and continued support for critical operations in Afghanistan. With severe hunger hitting nearly 20 million Afghans – six million of them one step away from famine – the international community must prioritise the basic needs of the most vulnerable people of Afghanistan.

At current funding levels, WFP will only be able to provide crucial support to four million people out of the 13 million planned in April.

To ensure support for the people of Afghanistan at half rations, WFP urgently needs $93 million by April and $800 million for the next six months. 

Levels of moderate acute malnutrition are the highest ever recorded in the country and an estimated four million children and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year.

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