KABUL (SW) – According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 70 percent of Afghan households are unable to provide food and other basic necessities.
The IFRCS said in a statement on Friday that the ongoing drought has led to an increase in poverty and hunger in Afghanistan and that international support is needed to control it.
According to the statement, 70 percent of Afghan households are unable to meet their food and other basic needs, which has adversely affected their families. The statement also estimated that 3 million children in Afghanistan are at risk of malnutrition and other diseases due to their infirmity.
Mohammad Nabi Burhan, director of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, said Afghanistan was facing its worst humanitarian crisis in years and that the crisis was a major concern for people living in remote areas.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS) has requested 80 million Swiss franks for continued humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.