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23 November 2020

New WFP Video Shows Surging Hunger in Afghanistan Due to Conflict, COVID and Climate Change (For the Media)

From January to September 2020, WFP reached 6.7 million food insecure girls, boys, women and men across the country with food assistance. This included 4.5 million seasonally food insecure people, more than 290,000 people affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 more than 200,00 returnees and refugees.
WFP’s nutrition programme helped to treat or prevent more than 1 million girls and boys under 5 and pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
Until the end of the year, WFP Afghanistan plans to reach 10.2 million people, including 3 million affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.
Distributions and activities across the country were adjusted to ensure the safety of the people WFP serves, our partners and WFP’s staff and to help quell the spread of the coronavirus.
Broadcast quality footage available on request for accredited news organizations, please contact