Following drought crisis, getting food to hungry Afghans
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is moving into Afghanistan’s northwest Badghis province, to provide essential humanitarian aid to families in dire need. Badghis, on the border with Turkmenistan, is in the grip of a severe drought, which has left much of the population without enough food. And the costs for what food there is are climbing. Prices for staples like wheat have increased by as much as 86% in the past year.