THE NEW FRONT OPENED IN AFGHANISTAN: HUNGER


The regime change in Afghanistan in recent years affected the state tradition. It also caused the hunger problem to emerge in the long term.

The humanitarian crisis, which had a deep impact along with the regime change throughout the country, brought with it the tragedies that were witnessed on television, read about in the news and many more that we could not seen. Although the removal of girls' educational rights, the suspension of cultural and art activities, and many interventions in the areas of rights and freedoms caused great outrage among the general public, this situation was not effective in preventing the bans.

Move mountains change caused Afghanistan to experience great economic difficulties. After the Taliban administration declared its legitimacy, the functioning of the country's mechanism began to become even more complex and painful. So much so that the biggest reflection of this situation was seen on the economy. Increasing job losses, lack of cash and soaring prices have made purchasing power, especially food, increasingly difficult. The crisis in the need for nutrition, which is one of the basic needs right after sheltering, has reached an unforeseen dimension with the effect of increasing prices. This situation unfortunately led to creating a new class of hungry in Afghanistan. Acute malnutrition, which is above the emergency threshold, continues to be deeply felt in all segments of society, especially children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

For this reason, as IBC, we started food relief in Afghanistan with our partner IDRF Canada in order to ensure that the Afghan people have access to food and to prevent the tragic situation. Although the relief provided regularly every year during Ramadan and Eid al-Adha helped the families in need, clearer solutions were needed.

To find a more effective solution to the hunger problem faced by almost 22.8 million Afghans, more than half of the population, we took action together with IDRF Canada to distribute food to families in need throughout the year. We started providing food packages composed 5 kg rice, 15 kg wheat flour, 2.5 lt edible oil, 7 kg of pulses, 1 kg green tea, 2 kg of milk powder and 1 kg salt. The first food distributions were made to hundreds of families in need in the Sholgar district of Balkh province and the Mazar-i Sharif Refugees Directorate.

Your support will be essence for the relief we will continue throughout the year to prevent the hunger problem that the people of Afghanistan face and unfortunately experience.



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