U.N.: Afghanistan May Deplete Its Food Supply 'This Month'

U.N.: Afghanistan May Deplete Its Food Supply 'This Month'

Food supplied to Afghanistan by the United Nations (U.N.) World Food Programme may run out by the end of September, Ramiz Alakbarov, a U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, warned Wednesday.

“Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out as soon as this month,” Alakbarov told reporters in the Afghan national capital, Kabul, on September 1.

“For us to keep the current demand, we need at least $200 million only for the food sector, to be able to provide food to the most vulnerable,” he added.

The World Food Programme relies on donations from foreign governments to provide aid to starving populations, such as that of Afghanistan. Alakbarov said Wednesday the U.N. “is set to issue a flash appeal for Afghanistan in the coming days” in an effort to fundraise the $200 million sum needed to sustain the country’s food supply.

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The U.N.’s food assistance agency has provided 600 metric tons

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