A recent article published by IRIN estimates that one and a half to two million additional people will face food shortages in Afghanistan due to an ongoing drought in northern, northeastern and western Afghanistan. This is in addition to the seven million residents already facing food shortages.
In Afghanistan, August was the holy month of Ramadan. During this month, in response to the increasing food shortages and increase in prices, the Afghan Institute of Learning distributed staples such as rice and oil to those in need in Herat. 150 families, each having six or seven members were served. Most of these families are headed by widows. In all, over 900 people were beneficiaries of this food distribution. The Ministry of Women Affairs helped to identify those in need.
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