U.N. World Food Program Calls for Food Aid for Afghanistan Before Winter

c (WFP) called on the international community on Tuesday, August 24 to donate $200 million in food aid for Afghanistan so essential supplies can be flown into its remote regions before winter.

WFP deputy regional director for Asia and Pacific Anthea Webb said in a U.N. briefing, “WFP is warning that a humanitarian catastrophe awaits the people of Afghanistan this winter unless the international community makes their lives a priority.”

Webb added that the WFP needs to get the supplies through mountain passages before the snow blocks them in, and that any delay could be fatal.

Webb also said that countries should back rescue missions supporting those who stayed in the country despite the Taliban takeover.

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