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Since late September, WFP has been providing emergency food assistance to people escaping the recent conflict in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan.
As part of its efforts to achieve Zero Hunger in Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working, since 2006, with smallholder farmers, traders, commercial millers and Afghan factories to stimulate local food production, connect farmers to markets, and promote the entire food value chain by raising awareness about locally produced nutritious foods. The food value chain development has the potential to create job opportunities and provide reliable income sources to vulnerable families across the country.
Afghanistan faces enormous humanitarian challenges after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Just a week ago, an earthquake hit the northern regions of the country killing hundreds and causing extensive damage in mountainous areas. Here are ten facts to help you understand the food and nutrition situation in this country. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.
In Afghanistan, the World Food Programme (WFP) reinforces smallholder farmers ‘capacity to transform agriculture, increase incomes and improve households’ access to nutritious foods.
A World Food Programme (WFP) project in Afghanistan is hoping to establish soya as a major crop and source of protein across the country.
To the relief of her mother and doctors, Zuhal is putting on weight. But just three months ago the 18-month-old girl from eastern Laghman Province in Afghanistan weighed only five kilos, less than half the average for a child of her age.
Recent snowfall have triggered avalanches causing the death of around 300 people, affecting thousands of families and destroying agricultural lands across 19 provinces in Afghanistan.
In a country where girls are rarely allowed to attend school, WFP's food serves as a powerful incentive for male family members to send the women - mothers and adolescent girls - of their family to vocational skills and literacy classes.
Every winter, WFP distributes food to vulnerable families living in the Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS).
With decades of conflict and a harsh geographical terrain, unemployment is high in Afghanistan. This is tough for families especially during the "lean season," the months before harvest time when food stocks and employment opportunities often dwindle to nothing.