22.8 million people – half of the population – are projected to be acutely food insecure in 2022, including 8.7 million at risk of famine-like conditions
4.7 million children, pregnant and lactating women at risk of acute malnutrition in 2022
All 34 provinces are facing crisis or emergency levels of acute food insecurity
To date, WFP has reached 1.9 million people with food and nutrition support in February 2021. Due to increased food needs, WFP plans to reach more than 23 million people in 2022.
WFP has assisted 2,216 earthquake-affected households in Badghis province after the 5.3 magnitude shook the area on 17 January.
Harsh winter weather conditions continue to delay operations in some areas due to snow and subsequent road closures.