The Uzbek government sent more than 3,000 tons of food wheat to Afghanistan in humanitarian aid, Dunyo reported.
The humanitarian aid will be handed over today, June 5, in Hairaton. Uzbekistan delegation led by the special representative of the President for Afghanistan Ismatilla Irgashev flew to Afghanistan.
Millions of Afghans face hunger after a drought decimated crops in the war-ravaged country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday, calling for an extra $115 million to help families buy food.
Two thirds of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces have been hit by a lack of rain or snowfall since late last year, said a bulletin from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Some rivers and water points have totally dried up, and the last wheat harvest has been “completely lost”, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
“Six months down the road, millions of people could be in a situation of untenable hunger without knowing where their next meal will come from,” said Toby Lanzer, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan.
Already, the drought has forced 21,000 people to leave their homes and settle on the outskirts of the western city of Herat, said OCHA.