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Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Faces Massive Food Crisis, UN Warns

Added 10-26-21 01:38:02pm EST - “"Hunger forces Afghans to sell young daughters into marriage."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Faces Massive Food Crisis, UN Warns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Less than two months after the Islamist terror militia took over the country, Afghanistan is facing a major food crisis. According to the U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP), millions of Afghans could die unless immediate food aid is delivered, the news reports on Monday said. 

While the Taliban have been busy hunting former regime officials and imposing the Sharia law, the country of nearly 40 million people is heading towards a famine. “In the west of the country, thousands of poor families have already sold their flocks and fled, seeking shelter and assistance in packed temporary camps near major cities,” the New Delhi-based newsweekly India Today reported.

In some provinces, the hunger-stricken families are forced to “sell young daughters into marriage,” the newspaper The Australian wrote on Tuesday. 

Millions of Afghans will face starvation this winter unless urgent action is taken, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.More than half the population – about 22.8 million people – face acute food insecurity, while 3.2 million children under five could suffer acute malnutrition, the WFP said.“Afghanistan is now among the world’s worst humanitarian crises, if not the worst,” said David Beasley, the executive director of the WFP. “We are on a countdown to catastrophe.”Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in August after the US pulled out the last of its remaining troops and the militants swept across the country retaking ground. (…)

Many Afghans are now selling their possessions to buy food. The new Taliban administration has been blocked from accessing overseas assets, as nations assess how to deal with the hardline group, meaning wages to civil servants and other workers have been withheld.

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