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1/3 Afghans facing poverty & poor food immunity

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1/3 Afghans facing poverty & poor food immunity
 Officials to Chief Executive Office say 1/3 of Afghanistan population is facing with poverty and increasing of hunger in the country.
Jawed Faisal, deputy spokesperson to chief executive says national unity government has formed a committee to address increasing poverty and hunger in the country.
“The committee will start discussing with international organizations to find a way for solution of the problem in the country,” Faisal added.
Chief executive office stresses that in addition to drought, malnutrition is threatening the life of 3.5 million Afghan children and the committee with cooperation of the international organizations can provide possibilities to fight drought in the country.
Meanwhile, UN office to Afghanistan in connection with drought says the situation will increase malnutrition in the country.
Based on reports of ministry of agriculture, livestock and irrigation, currently 15 provinces of Afghanistan are facing with threat of drought.
“Drought has been reviewed into three categories in which 15 provinces in particular Herat, Badghis, Jawzjan and Faryab are facing with serious threat of drought,” said Rustami, MRRD spokesperson.
The reports have come amid increasing of insecurities and violence in Afghanistan as poverty and drought can be also now serious threat to the people of Afghanistan and it is said that currently 9 million Afghans are facing with hunger in the country.
Sarmahqiq Shir Ali Tazari, an Afghan researcher and member of Afghanistan Sciences Academy and economic expert says the government should deliver a comprehensive plan to donor countries in order to further implement economic programs so that the government can get aids of the donor countries for counter poverty and drought.
He considered lack of economic program and lack of good governance as main causes of increasing poverty in the country.
Safia Sadiqi, a member of civil society, told The Kabul Times correspondent that undoubtedly Afghanistan had good opportunities by delivering of which to donor countries could make use of good economic interests for counter poverty in the country.
“Most of aids provided by the international community and donor countries to Afghanistan have not been spent for infrastructural programs for the past 13 years,” Sediqi said, adding that no key programs have been implemented in agriculture sector although some road projects implemented during the past years.
Meanwhile, a number of Afghan citizens believe that Afghanistan government should prepare better development programs and deliver them to donor countries to absorb aids and spend them through Afghanistan national budget.
“Unfortunately, no considerable changes have been seen in life of the people of Afghanistan despite that lots of aids and assistance have been provided to the country during the past 16 years,” Gul Mohammad said, adding that in provinces the people are facing with serious challenges and problems that should be addressed. It is worth mentioning that poverty is increasing day by day in the country as insecurities in various parts of the country have increased in recent years and helped increase poverty among people in many provinces in particular remote areas.