Afghanistan Is Starving to Death
AnonymousNovember 26, 2021 at 2:20 AM::
Ahmad was in Kabul when the Taliban took over the capital. He had hoped to leave the country, but over three months later, he remains in Afghanistan where the situation has become even more dire. He and his family have since left the capital.
“I couldn’t afford food and shelter there in Kabul,” he told VICE World News.
Ahmad, whose name has been changed for his protection, was previously employed with a high-paying job before the government fell. Now, he is jobless and worries about the safety and welfare of his wife and young son. But he says his situation is not unique.
“I have seen many people suffering. Children are at high risk. I am facing many women with their malnourished children in the city roads. Actually many families are getting hungry day by day,” he said.
It’s been 103 days since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, and the country is on the brink of collapse. More than 57 percent of the national population is experiencing acute hunger, 22 percent are in a state of emergency, and with a harsh winter fast approaching, a growing number of young children, elderly citizens and breastfeeding mothers – in both rural and urban areas across the country – are at dire risk of malnutrition and starvation.
According to experts, the situation is set to become the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.
“With climate, with conflict, with the current situation where people are now facing an economic crisis – all of this