Kabul: Human Rights Watch in a recent report on Afghanistan said that two-thirds of the country’s population is food insecure.
This report says that Afghanistan remains one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, and the restriction imposed on women working for NGOs, aggravates the crisis in the country.
The report adds that 875,000 children face acute malnutrition.
“The additional information I have is that the humanitarian situation remains critical in Afghanistan and our operations also remain underfunded,” said Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy considers the economic sanctions and frozen assets of Afghanistan to be the reason for the increase in food insecurity in the country.
“The real reason for food insecurity is economic sanctions and frozen assets of Afghanistan and we are trying to render the sanctions ineffective and create more jobs and launch big projects,” said Abdul Latif Nazari, the Deputy Minister of Economy.
According to the Human Rights report, drastic loss of aid will leave many Afghans poorer and hungrier.