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WFP warns of rising poverty in Afghanistan

Kabul, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) warned that the life of the majority of Afghans is "unbearably hard" as a result of the escalation of poverty and unemployment in the country, magnifying food insecurity.

The WFP tweeted that more than half of the population of Afghanistan is hungry and needs immediate help; it also assists more than 10 million women by supporting livelihoods and capital creation, though it calls for an immediate increase in aid, as reported by the Afghan Khaama Press news agency.

The poverty rate in Afghanistan has risen to 97 percent, and nine out of 10 people in Afghanistan cannot access enough food, according to World Food Program assessments.

According to a report by the Islamic Relief Organization, Afghanistan is currently facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in history.

The cumulative effects of years of violence, misrule, drought, natural calamities, and international sanctions have resulted in a continuing economic collapse that causes the greatest harm to Afghans, especially women and children.

Afghanistan currently presents the worst economic, social and health conditions since the military withdrawal of the United States, which invaded the country in 2001 under the pretext of fighting terrorism but at the cost of two billion dollars to the taxpayers,thousands of civilian deaths and millions of refugees and internally displaced persons. according to Brown University,