The World Food Organization (WFP) in Afghanistan said it is facing a lack of funds to continue humanitarian operations in Afghanistan.
WFP Afghanistan spokesman Waheedullah Amani said the Organization needs more than $900 million for the next six months of operations, TOLO News reports.
He said that the Organization has helped nearly 19 million Afghans since the beginning of 2022 and the aid includes food and money.
“$172 million is urgently needed to provide 150,000 metric tons of food products before winter in deep areas, in areas where roads are blocked by the first snow of the year,” Amani said.
Meanwhile, residents of the capital Kabul complained about the lack of transparency in aid organizations.
“They took my name and identity card in every round of aid, but the community head gave it to his relatives. I have not received even a grain of rice,” said Sikandar, a resident of Kabul.
“The poor people are devastated. There is no help to reach the poor,” said Ahmashah, a resident of Kabul.
Some economists believe that the aid has not positively affected the lives of citizens.
“The lack of a better assessment of the situation and the recognition of people really in need, as well as the lack of monitoring for transparency, and the high administrative and logistical costs of aid organizations, means that aid will not be effective,” said Shakir Yaqobi. an economist.
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