Economic collapse, rising food prices and drought have forced some 20 million Afghans to go hungry, Save the Children says.
Around 193 million people in 53 countries or territories experienced acute food insecurity at crisis or worsening levels in 2021, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said.
The fallout of the Ukraine conflict and soaring inflation have badly affected the culture of giving in the poor country.
An extreme months-long drought has left the Horn of Africa on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, forcing huge numbers of people to leave their homes in search of food.
The conflict has severely disrupted food imports to the region, the UN children's agency said, adding if the situation persists it could impact children in Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Climate crisis and internal violence have forced thousands of South Sudanese to leave their residential areas as many of them "could starve without food assistance,” the World Food Programme said.
Destroying crops, killing livestock, Eastern Africa’s worst drought season in decades has led to famine and the mass displacement of people across Somalia.
Russia’s attack on Ukraine could lead to a major food crisis by disrupting current supply chains and further advancing Moscow and China’s influence in global markets.
Only five hospitals in the country offer Covid-19 treatment, with 33 others having been forced to close in recent months for lack of doctors, medicines and even heat.
The statement from acting deputy spokesperson Bilal Karimi came after a special charity train carrying 750 tonnes of emergency supplies from Turkiye arrived in Herat, northeastern Afghanistan.
The campaign under the coordination of Turkiye's Disaster and Emergency Management is aimed to ease the rapidly growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
International bodies have withheld funds and disrupted aid since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, with United States alone seizing nearly $9.5 billion in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank, and millions are left to suffer the costs.
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