News ID: 112148
Publish Date : 06 February 2023 - 22:27

UN: 6mn in Afghanistan Face Risk of Famine

KABUL (MEMO) – The UN has warned all member states that six million people in Afghanistan face the risk of famine. In a global warning, the intergovernmental organization warned that two thirds of Afghans are facing severe hunger and are in urgent need of aid, reports ITV. Four decades of war, natural disasters and the coronavirus pandemic have entrenched the need for humanitarian assistance. In the summer of 2021, a national drought was declared, a year later floods killed at least 20 people and an earthquake killed more than 1,000. In addition to this, the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. and British troops in 2021 sent the humanitarian situation in the country spiraling. Displaced persons in camps on the outskirts of Kabul endure temperatures of minus 18 degrees, the report says.