Afghanistan Food Crisis Reaches Emergency Levels–Over 70 Percent of the Afghan Children and Women Are at High Serious Risk of Starvation

Photo courtesy of FMI.

In Afghanistan, some people have sold their kidneys on the black market in order to buy food.

That’s how bad the humanitarian crisis has gotten since the Taliban conquered the country last year. A sack of flour can cost 30 dollars. Government workers haven’t been paid, along with many others. Stale bread usually fed to animals can be found in markets.

Nehemiah with FMI says unlike in Ukraine, the country has little help from humanitarian organizations. “The dire situation in Afghanistan is probably the largest humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in the world.”

“The UN estimates over 70 percent of the Afghan children and women are at high serious risk of starvation.”

Even those who had high-paying jobs a year ago find themselves in desperate situations. Nehemiah says, “The other day, I was watching footage from a media guy who worked for the former Afghan president. He was selling bread on the street. This is how a media person is living a life in Afghanistan nowadays.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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