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WFP faces funding shortfall for humanitarian operations in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s World Food Organization (WFP) said it lacked funds to continue its humanitarian operations in Afghanistan.

WFP’s spokesman in Afghanistan, Waheedullah Amani, said WFP needs more than $900 million for its operations over the next six months, TOLO News reports.

He said the organization has assisted nearly 19 million Afghans since its launch in 2022, and aid includes food and cash.

“We urgently need $172 million to provide 150,000 tonnes of food before winter arrives in remote areas where roads are blocked by the first snow,” Amani said.

Residents of Kabul, meanwhile, complained of a lack of transparency in aid agencies.

“They received my name and identity card for each aid, but community leaders gave it to relatives. I have not received a single grain of rice,” said Sikandar, a Kabul resident. said.

“The poor are being destroyed. There is no aid to reach the poor,” said Aamasha, a resident of Kabul.

Some economists believe that aid has not had a positive impact on citizens’ lives.

“A lack of better assessment of the situation and recognition of those in real need, a lack of transparency oversight, and high administrative and logistical costs for aid organizations mean aid is ineffective,” said Shaquille. Jacobi said. economist.

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