Human Rights Watch reports that food insecurity affects two-thirds of Afghans.


Yes, this is true. According to a report from Human Rights Watch, two-thirds of Afghanistan’s population is facing food insecurity due to drought, conflict, and displacement. Many families have had to reduce the quality and quantity of their meals, and some are resorting to begging and selling their possessions to buy food.

The report also noted that the food insecurity is likely to worsen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, such as rising food prices. The government of Afghanistan has failed to take adequate steps to address the food insecurity crisis, including providing food assistance to those most in need.