Afghanistan Needs Help in Dealing with Drought

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said in its latest report that Afghanistan’s agricultural sector has been hit hard by the economic crisis following the Taliban takeover. The country’s peasants are forced to either abandon their farms or sell them due to drought and a shortage of wheat for planting. The organization has said that the closure of banks, the recession in the trade sector, and the cessation of development aid severely damaged sectors such as health, education, and agriculture in Afghanistan.

One month ago, the UN Secretary-General also warned that if the world did not cooperate in helping Afghanistan, it would be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

After the fall of the former regime, the people of Afghanistan are experiencing difficulties. Contrary to the Taliban’s claims, security in the country is still critical, the economy is on the verge of collapse, and Afghanistan has been experiencing severe droughts. In the coming year, when the famine is said to be more severe, the people of Afghanistan will face the worst living conditions.

Government institutions in Afghanistan have stopped operations. Three months after the fall of the republic, civil servants, including health workers, school teachers, and university professors, have not been paid.

Drought has also worsened the situation, exacerbating the economic crisis and food shortages in Afghanistan. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Afghan farmers do not have the wheat needed to grow. With this in mind, their grain depots will be empty in the coming winter. If the situation continues, the worst humanitarian crisis will occur in the country.

After the fall of the former regime, the people of Afghanistan are experiencing difficulties. Contrary to the Taliban’s claims, security in the country is still critical, the economy is on the verge of collapse, and Afghanistan has been experiencing severe droughts. In the coming year, when the famine is said to be more severe, the people of Afghanistan will face the worst living conditions.

Government institutions in Afghanistan have stopped operations. Three months after the fall of the government, civil servants, including health workers, school teachers, and university professors, have not been paid.

Drought has also worsened the situation, exacerbating the economic crisis and food shortages in Afghanistan. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Afghan farmers do not have the wheat needed to grow. With this in mind, their grain depots will be empty in the coming winter. If the situation continues, the worst humanitarian crisis will occur in the country.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) set out global fundraisings to support Afghanistan’s farmers. The $157 wheat consignment could help a family in Afghanistan get the grain they need for a year, it said. It also estimates that $1,880 a year is needed for an average family to meet its minimum food needs in Afghanistan.

The World Food Program (WFP) has recently begun distributing food aid to farmers and people in dire need in Afghanistan. But these aids are not sufficient. Afghan peasants are said to be forced to sell their household goods to make the wheat needed for cultivation due to a lack of assistance from institutions. Therefore, the agency proposes that by providing cash assistance, farmers will be able to provide the wheat needed for their cultivation. Otherwise, it is predicted that in 2022 the worst humanitarian crisis will occur in Afghanistan.